Panksepp’s Circuits of Emotion and Motivation (and why it matters for healing trauma)

Nov 18, 2020Anxiety, Attachment

Working with shame is often really about disgust, and how we learn as little ones to turn toward the self with disgust which evolves into shame for the self. Understanding emotional circuitry helps us bring compassionate understanding to ourselves, and learning to receive the messages our bodies are sending is key to beginning to bring warmth to the self.

What are the Circuits of Emotion and Motivation?

illustration showing the 8 circuits of emotion and motivation

Why do each of the circuits do? And why is this important for healing trauma?

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