Many children and adults can be overreactive. The most important thing to understand about this behaviour is that the person has little or no control over it. Cork Kinesiology can help you to understand why you are overreactive and more importantly, can successfully treat the cause of the problem.
What makes you overreactive?
Deep rooted survival emotions which trigger overreactivity are controlled in the part of the brain known as the Amygdala. This is the center of the fight / flight response. Fear, Anger, threat etc, are controlled here. Being overreactive means that you are in fight / flight mode. When this occurs normal rational behaviour is replaced by survival behaviour.
How the Amygdala works – short video link
You can do little or nothing to control survival reactions. If this area becomes overstimulated it will tend to stay this way. Triggers which are even slightly similar to those which caused the initial ‘fright’ will fire at inappropriate times.
Understanding overreactive people?
The Child Centre Method (CCM) offers a powerful insight into why we become overreactive. CCM is centered on the understanding of retained primitive reflexes. Specifically, the Moro reflex is understood to have a very significant impact on being overreactive. (Please click on the links provided to read about the method and these reflexes).
The Moro reflex is an automatic survival reflex which develops in the womb. It helps us to survive our very early lives. For example, it causes the baby to take it’s first breath. It is a fight / flight response to threat or perceived threat and is controlled again, by the amygdala. A trauma at the early stages of child development can upset the natural integration of this reflex, leaving the child in a state of constant stress. The severity of the child’s problem, relates to the level, at which the Moro reflex has been over stimulated.
How can Cork Kinesiology help being overreactive?
The Child Centre Method, in which I am trained, uses standardised assessments to evaluate the issues at hand. A unique plan can then be developed for the child or adult in order to help the issues and to reintegrate the reflexes involved.