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Resolve the Past, Free Your Future
Dr. Michiyo Ambrosius’ groundbreaking Neuro Bi-lateral Processing (NBP) integrates the left and right sides of the brain to allow people to heal from long-term effects of trauma
Millions of people suffer from anxiety, depression, panic attacks and sleep disorders as a result of traumatic experiences they have suffered. To help them, clinical psychologist Dr. Michiyo Ambrosius developed Neuro Bi-lateral Processing (NBP), a new treatment technique designed to integrate healing across the left and right sides of the brain.
“Normally, our memories are resolved by the involvement of both the right and left sides of our brain,” says the Bay Area clinical psychologist, who goes by Dr. Michiyo (pronounced Mee-chee-yo). “However, the memories of highly emotional situations (trauma) get ‘stuck’ in the right side (which controls emotions and survival responses), and they don’t get the benefit of processing in the left brain, which is the rational part of the brain.”
Neuro Bi-lateral Processing stimulates both sides of the brain and allows the disturbing memory to be processed by both so it can finally get resolved. Letting go of old pain can free people to perform with higher levels of energy and enthusiasm; increase confidence, competence and productivity; enjoy more loving, compassionate, and caring relationships; and create a meaningful, purposeful, and fulfilling life.
Dr. Michiyo works with executives, entrepreneurs, and others struggling to overcome effects of trauma and limiting beliefs. These may result from the loss of a loved one, a job, a house, or substantial personal wealth, as well as serious accidents, major illnesses, surgery, childbirth, relationship breakups, abuse of any kind, or even the loss of a pet. Childhood trauma, including divorce, witnessing parental arguments, harsh criticism and neglect tend to lead to limiting beliefs such as “I’m not lovable,” “I’m not worthy,” or “I’m not good enough” because children blame themselves, Dr. Michiyo notes. When children become adults, these limiting beliefs become obstacles to their achieving true success and happiness. Even after great accomplishments, a person may not really feel the sense of success. By healing the effects of trauma, people can experience a more fulfilled and satisfying life, and truly feel successful.
“I developed the NBP trauma healing technique because talking therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) does not work in healing trauma related experiences, for the reason that traumatic memories are not stored in the cognitive part of the brain,” Dr. Michiyo says. “They get stored at the cellular level and go into the inner brain and become survival processes and reactions. NBP can quickly and effectively heal people of past wounds from hurtful experiences, so that they can activate optimal energy and the capacity to live their lives fully.”
NBP is registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office. It combines ideas from complex disciplines including yogic breathing, hypnotic induction, dream reading, visualization, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and can be practiced in person or virtually.
Dr. Michiyo has been using NBP in practice for the past eight years to treat trauma and has a 99.9% success rate with her own clients. Beginning in January 2022, for the first time ever, she will offer NBP Training and Certification for counselors, life coaches, and other health-related practitioners.
Dr. Michiyo has been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years in private practice. A native of Japan, she was inspired by martial arts to develop NBP and Samurai Anger Management, an exercise designed to move anger out of the body.
“All emotions accumulate in the body unless they can be externalized,” she explains. “I have developed the five-second, take-care-of-your-anger-in-your-gut exercise.”
Standing to demonstrate, she waves both hands with fingers extended toward her stomach and shouts: “One, two, three, four — Huh!” Making a fist and stamping her foot at the end of each chant, she repeats the exercise three times.
“Emotion is energy, and anger can accumulate in the abdomen. So stimulating with your voice, movement, and breath work, you expel it out of your body,” she says.
Dr. Michiyo developed Samurai Anger Management to help people quickly disperse anger, frustration, and stress that they feel in the moment, as well as a similar technique to release sadness.
“I thought about how samurais do kendo and judo using their voice and energy and movement,” she says.
Dr. Michiyo assists executives and entrepreneurs going through midlife challenges to transform their lives by discovering and releasing their limiting beliefs, such as “I’m not good enough,” “I’m not worthy” or ‘“I’m not lovable.”
“People usually do not realize that their limiting beliefs about themselves are running the show,” she says.
This she also learned from personal experience.
“I escaped parental control, gender devaluation, and social restrictions from growing up as a female in Japan,” she recalls. “In the US, I was still trying to overcome restrictions such as gender, financial, and language difficulties. One day, I finally realized that I was carrying limitations such as ‘I'm not good enough,’ or ‘I'm not worthy.’ I used to create situations to break up the relationship with my husband because I believed I was not loveable. Luckily, he stuck with me. We’ve been married for 50 years.”
“We don't realize it, but all strong emotions like anger and hurt influence us physically, mentally, and spiritually, and limit our life in so many ways,” she says. “When emotional healing occurs, energy flows and life force increases.”
Overcoming her limiting beliefs empowered her to enter a doctoral program at age 53 and build a rewarding career as a clinical psychologist and personal coach. Through her website
traumahealingmethod.com, she offers workshops and resources on everything from getting restful sleep to creating a vision board for your life.
Now her goal is to teach the NBP trauma healing method to other practitioners so they can help people overcome the effects of traumatic experiences such as anger, sadness, unworthiness, and other limiting feelings and beliefs.
“I overcame my internal restrictions and that made a huge difference,” she says. “I found myself pursuing something I enjoy and am passionate about. It’s most important for us to remove inner limiting beliefs so that we can exercise our true power and live life to the fullest.”
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PRESS RELEASE 1/18/22 Psychologist Premiers NBP, Trademarked Method to Heal the Effects of Traumatic Experiences
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