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May 12, 2024, 7:03 a.m.

The Brain learns by subtraction

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Good Movement organisation is achieved by subtraction. The subtraction happens in our brain and the level of subtraction achieved is what distinguish highly skilled athletes and performers 🤸‍♂️🤾🏃‍♂️🎻💃👨‍🎤🎷 It all begins when a baby begins to explore his surroundings. In a normal development the movement that allow to reach a toy, or to bring the hand to the mouth are retained, the others are removed. In the brain, this phenomenon is known as pruning 🧠👨‍🌾🌱. The connections that are used are maintained and reinforced, the ones that are not used die ☠️☠️. It seems crazy but: 𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫 ℎ𝐚𝐥𝐟 𝐨𝐟 𝐭ℎ𝐞 𝐬𝐲𝐧𝐚𝐩𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 in the womb are deleted 𝐰𝐢𝐭ℎ𝐢𝐧 𝐭ℎ𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞. Like the words in the picture, they need to be deleted to reach the meaning. The connections maintained affect how we move and orient into the world, how we perceive the others.. safe/dangerous good/bad 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐰𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐭𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐞. Trauma make us feel constantly threatened, fearful and dis-regulated 😱😨🫨 😔😩. Trauma cultivates the connections that we would like to prune... How do we get out of this? We need to adopt the brain language. A language of sensations and movement. We need to discover and integrate again the internal sensations of pleasure and safety. 𝑀𝑦 𝑛𝑎𝑚𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝐴𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑟𝑜, 𝐼 𝑎𝑚 𝑎 𝐹𝑒𝑙𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑘𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑠 𝑝𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑟, 𝑎 𝑆𝑜𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑐 𝐸𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑠𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎 𝑠𝑐𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑠𝑡 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑙 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑢𝑚𝑎 𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑠𝑠𝑢𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑐𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑏𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑒𝑠. In a normal development the movement that allow to reach a toy, or to bring the hand to the mouth are retained, the others are removed. In the brain, this phenomenon is known as pruning 🧠👨‍🌾🌱. The connections that are used are maintained and reinforced, the ones that are not used die ☠️☠️. It seems crazy but: 𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫 ℎ𝐚𝐥𝐟 𝐨𝐟 𝐭ℎ𝐞 𝐬𝐲𝐧𝐚𝐩𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐜 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬ℎ 𝐰𝐢𝐭ℎ𝐢𝐧 𝐭ℎ𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞. The connections that we form affect how we move into the world, how we perceive the others...what is safe, what is dangerous 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐰𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐭𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐞. Trauma make us feel constantly threatened, fearful and dis-regulated 😱😨🫨 😔😩, what actually cultivates the connections that we would like to prune... How do we get out of this? Adopting the brain language, that is not a word based one, but a language of sensations and movement. 𝑀𝑦 𝑛𝑎𝑚𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝐴𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑟𝑜, 𝐼 𝑎𝑚 𝑎 𝐹𝑒𝑙𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑘𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑠 𝑝𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑟, 𝑎 𝑆𝑜𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑐 𝐸𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑠𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎 𝑠𝑐𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑠𝑡 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑙 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑢𝑚𝑎 𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑠𝑠𝑢𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑐𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑏𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑒𝑠.
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