[From the author]: Currently, I work as a Registered Clinical Counsellor at a post-secondary institution. Yep, I’m a “Shrink.” I don’t tell people how to live their lives, necessarily, but I provide a context within which they can figure that out for themselves. During the privileged process of seeing 5 clients a day, I hear countless stories of resilience and triumph, heartbreak and loss. I get to stand beside people during some of their darkest moments, and witness overwhelming growth and change. One of the many gifts my clients give me is insight into the common human experience: we all suffer. Through this blog, I hope to combine my 7 years of post-secondary education in psychology, biology, and philosophy with my own personal and professional experience to send “wisdom” your way (I use “wisdom” facetiously, as it’s up to you as to whether of not you consider the information useful)!
Can the way we think actually change the wiring, activation patters, and physical landscape of our brains? Our brains are incredibly flexible. Long after the exuberance and the pruning of infancy and childhood, the brain’s connections and structures continue to change, influenced both by internal and external factors. Both physical and psychological trauma can significantly affect brain development, even in mature adults. Recent research points to the possibility that a change in how we think can positively impact how our brains look, function, and make us feel.
Since at least 8000 B.C., civilization has left evidence of communing through rhythm. Trance was almost always achieved through the use of live improvised rhythm. On RhythmPharm™, we find ways to cultivate time organically and assist people in re-claiming themselves from the onslaught of mechanical time. Why? We are bombarded by noise. Our ears are assaulted by the din of modern life. We have become so loud that it is hard to hear ourselves think…And if we cannot hear ourselves think, can we truly know what we feel?