How does BDSM relate to neuroplasticity? And why would you want it to?

Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to form and reorganize synaptic connections. Neuroplasticity is important, because it means that it is possible to change dysfunctional patterns of thinking and behaving and to develop new mindsets, new memories, new skills, and new abilities.

For simplicity, I will refer to this as ‘rewiring’ the brain.

I shared a video about how I think that BDSM can help to rewire the brain, which you can watch here:

In that video I talked about how the willingness to experience emotional states that you usually avoid, can help you to develop more confidence. For example, doing something that you know will feel embarrassing can help you to develop more resilience to feeling embarrassed.

I have received plenty of feedback from clients I have shared BDSM Journeys with, that said that what they experienced helped them to overcome fears that had held them back for many years.

I am sure that there are people far better qualified than me that have talked about this, but I wanted to highlight my personal desire with professional BDSM to apply it in a therapeutic way. I am not a therapist and do not purport to provide therapy! However, I would not offer BDSM sessions as a service unless I had a reasonable belief that it was a tool that could help people feel better about themselves in some way.

Neuroplasticity is one subject that I have studied while learning about trauma, including somatic experiencing therapy. Putting it all together with what I have observed in my clients and their positive feedback, I believe that the willing exposure to certain emotional states in a loving environment, can help to rewire the brain.

Being temporarily uncomfortable, can contribute you to feeling more comfortable! BDSM can help you to develop a much bigger comfort zone to play in.

If you would like to know more about BDSM Journeys with me, click here or to request a consultation call, click here.

In peace, love and kink,

DT xx