Back in the 90's, I spent six years as a psychology professor at San Jacinto College. At that time, in my lectures, I shared with my classes how the President proclaimed that decade, "The decade of the brain" and its importance.
During that time, a great emphasis was put on understanding the brain and its functioning. The way of doing this was by encouraging and supporting brain researchers.
That research made some fascinating discoveries. One of the surprises was that the hypotheses of many addiction specialists were proven correct.
The research and use of new technology allowed them to see how what parts of the brain are involved with addictions, including sex addiction. The researchers began understanding many of the chemicals in your brain and what they do.
Each new discovery lead to new questions about human behavior and the brain. Although it was discovered in 1979, researchers began exploring the effects of 'dynorphin'.
Some of you may be struggling with a dynorphin issue and think something is wrong with you. This chemical shows up in the brains of those with addictive behavior.
Dynorphin shuts down gateways in your brain so that you feel very 'negative'. It blocks the receptors that make you feel good when turned on.
Besides making you feel down and negative, it also keeps you from trusting others. Think about that for a moment.
A chemical is keeping you negative. There's a chemical barrier keeping you from trusting others.
Not only does it produce negative effects, it's powerful. Dynorphin is 50 times stronger than the feel good brain chemical, endorphin.
The negativity, feeling down and not trusting others could be the effects of dynorphin. If dynorphin is behind those symptoms, they're not just you imagining things.
It's not just a matter of your attitude or lack of faith. Part of affair recovery also involves getting brain chemicals back to healthy levels, and that's going to take some special help.
In the download, "Affair Recovery Workshop", I address the effects of brain chemicals in affair recovery. The special sequence taken and interventions are designed for allowing the brain chemicals to recover.
Recovering from an affair also involves healing and changing your brain. Actually, two brains.
You can know what to do and when to do it that helps you and your spouse through recovery. Even if you are going through recovery alone, you can benefit.
An affair is a shock to your body and the chemicals in it. Although others may tell you "just get over it", recovery is going to require more than that.