From MindKind Mom: “Limbic resonance is the attunement of a mother via deep eye contact to her baby. When the mother attunes to her infant with deep love, the infant learns that love is safe, forms a secure attachment, feels a sense of belonging and a sense of peace. Deep attuned attachment penetrates to the neural core of what it means to be a human being. In short, ‘Our caregivers create our infant brain via “limbic resonance.”’
Limbic resonance is of crucial importance for the emotional well-being of a human being. However, if your mother was consistently poorly attuned to you at this early stage of your life, failing to attend to your basic needs, your brain’s chemical composition and its limbic system’s ability to interact with the reptilian brain and neocortex in a manner conducive to emotional health and well-being may be seriously disrupted. This leads to limbic dysregulation, and impaired development of the personality as well as emotional difficulties in later life.
Limbic revision is simply another name for revising and rewiring the faulty development of our brain, namely our limbic system. In simple terms, in order to truly heal, we need to experience deep and attuned loving care.
We have to undo the encoding of abusive and poor-quality relationships we suffered as kids. What our parents and primary caregivers failed to give us, we have to find other sources to become attuned. This can happen in therapy or any other warm and deeply caring relationship. The authors of A General Theory of Love suggest that the resultant psychological problems due to abuse may be effectively treated with the use of a therapy known as Limbic Revision. Put simply, love is the only real cure for ‘mental illness.'”
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