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Unconditioned Threat Stimuli (UTS) and the Amygdala


Andrew Cooper-Sansone, Sense of Mind.

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The neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux talks about our two amygdala. He is a professor and a member of the Center for Neural Science and Department of Psychology at NYU. His work is focused on the brain mechanisms of emotion and memory. 

Projects: UTS

This video has some fun projects to do.

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Two Projects: UTS

A downloadable sheet to explore working with UTS which are current. 

Do you respond to UTS?
Useful approaches to common UTS
Identifying key EMLI

There are always at least two UTS in any EMLI

M - Meaning (Loss of something valued or abandoning or abandonment)

I - Inescapable 

And by being able to quickly recognise that the individual is describing M it I in their own words is really useful in session. The project above is how I trained myself to spot these references. 

Identifying Key EMLI

As Havening practitioners we become very skilled at helping clients identify key EMLI that relate to their presenting issues. In this video we explore a typical case and show this 'working backwards' method.


Identify and list the elements which were UTS.


Refer to your Primer

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Video: Encoding
What did you discover?

I hope this inspires you to explore identifying UTS, imagined UTS, and when people construct possible imagined EMLI, as well as when people experience when the four requirements of EMLI come together.. I would love to know what you discovered. Let's connect in our Messenger group and share.

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