Upward Spirals of the Heart
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This book provides an introductory, academic exploration of some of the issues affecting the relationship between the heart and mind. It is primarily aimed at practicing psychological therapists who are working with the interaction of psychological and physical features.
In particular a case study on a client presenting with Takusubo's Syndrome is reviewed from the perspective of Polyvagal Theory. This indicates that the conventional relationship between the heart and mind is barely adequate to consider reversible physical changes such as occur in the heart in Takusubo's Syndrome.
Considerable implications for clinical practice are reviewed including a comparison of an understanding current threat detection systems compared with neuroception; evolutionary development of threat systems and their implications for clinical practice.