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Why Your “Survival Brain” Knows How to Face Trauma and Heal

In this excerpted session from Dr. Elizabeth Stanley’s course, you’ll explore:

Why Your Survival Brain Knows How to Face Trauma and Heal
Why Your Survival Brain Knows How to Face Trauma and Heal

Join us to explore:

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    A Closer Look at the “Fight-Flight-Freeze” Response
    Why animals in the wild experience traumatic events all the time, yet never suffer from PTSD afterward
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    “Ignore the Stress and Just Keep Pushing”
    How our human thinking brain thwarts the survival brain’s natural ability to recover from stressful events and situations
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    Corrupted Memory Capsules
    Why unresolved traumatic memories can cause chronic anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other symptoms until these memory capsules are discharged and “completed”—and how we can resolve them
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    Reclaiming Your Ability to Thrive Under Stress
    How to turn on your innate natural ability to recover, by preventing your thinking brain from overriding the process…and more
  • mmft-bullet
    A Closer Look at the “Fight-Flight-Freeze” Response
    Why animals in the wild experience traumatic events all the time, yet never suffer from PTSD afterward
  • mmft-bullet
    “Ignore the Stress and Just Keep Pushing”
    How our human thinking brain thwarts the survival brain’s natural ability to recover from stressful events and situations
  • mmft-bullet
    Corrupted Memory Capsules
    Why unresolved traumatic memories can cause chronic anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other symptoms until these memory capsules are discharged and “completed”—and how we can resolve them
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    Reclaiming Your Ability to Thrive Under Stress
    How to turn on your innate natural ability to recover, by preventing your thinking brain from overriding the process…and more
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Meet Your Teacher

Elizabeth Stanley, PhD

Elizabeth Stanley, PhD

Dr. Elizabeth Stanley is the creator of Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training (MMFT)®, taught to thousands in civilian and military high-stress environments. MMFT® research has been featured on 60 Minutes, the ABC Evening News, NPR, and in Time magazine. She is a U.S. Army veteran with service in Asia and Europe and holds degrees from Yale, Harvard, and MIT. She’s also a certified practitioner of Somatic Experiencing®, a body-based trauma therapy, and is the author of the acclaimed book Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma.

The Research Behind MMFT

Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training (MMFT) has been tested through rigorous neuroscience and stress physiology research, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and other foundations. Since 2008, Dr. Elizabeth Stanley and her team have conducted four studies with combat troops preparing to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan—with strong positive results published in top-tier scientific journals.

Some key benefits supported by the research: improved cognitive performance, greater sustained attention, better working memory, lower perceived stress, less emotional reactivity, faster and more complete recovery from stressful contexts, improved sleep, greater pain tolerance, and fewer negative emotions.

While these benefits were documented among troops preparing for deployment, they are available to everyone! For those of us facing less stressful circumstances than combat, the beneficial outcomes are likely to be even greater.

Praise for Elizabeth Stanley and Her Work

Why Your “Survival Brain” Knows How to Face Trauma and Heal

Join pioneering resilience researcher Dr. Elizabeth Stanley to learn the neurobiology of trauma recovery and how to maximize your performance and emotional well-being in high-stress environments and relationships.

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Why Your “Survival Brain” Knows How to Face Trauma and Heal

Why Your “Survival Brain” Knows How to Face Trauma and Heal

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