Did you know that significant relationships, especially in your formative years, shape of the brain?

For example, clinical studies (like those of Dan Siegel, researcher and psychiatrist) have shown that those who have experienced avoidant relationships, where caregivers were not perceived as soothing or caring, were found to have underdevelopment in the right hemisphere(it is the right hemisphere that is responsible for making sense of one’s emotions, for connecting to others, and for intuition, among others ).

Fortunately there is a process called Neuroplasticity, where the neural connections of the brain can be re-shaped and re-organized. Through experiences of kindness and understanding in relationships ( and sometimes an empathic therapist), the brain actually becomes restructured for the better.