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Healing From Trauma & Limbic Loops With Don Wood, PhD

brain health healing limbic loops mental health negative thought loops stress trauma trauma Oct 19, 2022

According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 78 percent of children reported more than one traumatic experience before five years of age. (

Unresolved childhood trauma often manifests in adulthood as multiple health problems, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and a lack of direction. 

Trauma is a wide umbrella with some events being more obvious than others. Examples of trauma include the death of a loved one, rape, physical, mental, or emotional abuse, divorce, a breakup, bullying, natural disasters, accidents, war, and the list goes on. 

Traumas cause a loop in the brain to be formed that makes you feel unsafe. Without healing and “resetting” your brain’s thought waves, you could be caught in a subconscious fight, flight, or freeze situation. 

Don Wood, PhD, is the author of two top selling books, Emotional Concussions and You Must Be Out of your Mind. He is the Founder & CEO of the Inspired Performance Institute, and creator of the patented TIPP method. 

TIPP is a cutting-edge method inspired and developed through the newest developments in neuroscience and designed to clear away the effects of disturbing or traumatic events, repurpose old patterns and set the individual’s mind up for peak performance. 

Dr. Don’s TIPP method helps reboot the brain’s stuck thought patterns. This makes it possible to stop chronic negative thought loops (AKA limbic loops), and not let the pain of past trauma continue to affect you today.


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Highlights From This Episode

[0:00] Topic introduction.

[8:30] What counts as “trauma” and how do we identify it in ourselves?

[11:45] Resisting our traumas, and moving on.

[14:00] How traumas manifest in later life.

[25:00] How do you help people uncover the root of their trauma?

[37:00] Time Slice Theory: What it is and how it works.

[40:30] How are trauma and physical health linked?

[46:00] Addiction and how it can relate to food.

[49:45] Solutions to stop the sugar cravings loop.

[54:15] How long does it take to re-code your brain?

[56:15] Practical tip to take into your own life.


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Resources From This Episode

>> Join Zivli

>> Freebie: Weight Loss Mindset Audio Training

>> Freebie: The Ultimate Food Guide

>> Dr. Don Wood’s Website