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The Institute of

Human Neuro-Ecology®

Foundational Guiding Tenets

I. Triune Brain synthesized with the functions of the brains’ transactional, structural, anatomical, physiological, and chemical interchanges within a systemic model

II.Inclusive of culture, age, diagnosis, sex, gender, capacities, orientations, development, spirituality


a.Neuro: chemistry: physiology; anatomy; psychology; genetics

b. Application - Nurses, Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist)

c. Nature AND Nurture

IV.Transactions are dictated by the Rules Of the Brian 1 , experience 2 (1-Survive,2-Bond, 3-Do NOT Change)

V. All components of experience is purposeful. (Cognitions, emotions, body sensations, and behavior)

VI.Experiences are coded into 5 cycling developmental holistic categories, Responsibility, Safety, Power, Value, and Choices (RSPV-C)

VII.Synthesizing present experience with past and future development promotes one’s ability to accurately prescribe treatment. (Nero-science + Holistic Coding)

VIII. Developing a methodic art of treatment produces more adaptive neural networks versus relying on instinct/intuition heavily or alone

IX. Methodic treatment produces efficient outcomes supporting human relief while respecting the present neurology of the client

X. The most efficient way to change is to add something new v taking something away (i.e. removal incites instinctual loss/grief and blocks or slows the change process)

XI. “Non-compliant/resistant” clients are simply living what they know and can only view the world through perceived reality. Their goal is not to make the therapeutic process difficult.

Premier presentation: 

AAMFT Annual Conference

September, 2011

Fort Worth, TX

Human Neuro-Ecology®: Attachment, Survival, and Transactional Reflexes in Couples

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