Thawing the Spirit - Blending Science with Spirituality

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This course is based on the Integrated models for healing included in the sixth book in my Thawing the Iceberg Series. Blending spirituality with models of abandonment, shame, contempt, addiction, codependency, Complex Trauma, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Plus my brand new models for healing.

What is Neuroplasticity?

Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s amazing ability to adapt to the internal and external environments it is exposed to over time. This is no longer just a theory, it is backed up by brain imaging technologies such as the one used to capture the images in the video above. Until now, researchers had to spend a large part of their time justifying the theory of neuroplasticity before they could even present their ideas and findings. Now they can spend that time researching and studying how the brain heals itself, adapts to changing situations and circumstances, and what happens when we “change our minds” about something.

The implications of this ability to rewire the brain are truly staggering. It was not so long ago that the prevailing wisdom was that we are “hardwired” and that, after 30 years of age, change is not very likely. Now that we know that is not the case, new ways of using neuroplasticity are rapidly being developed. So how does it work? I know it sounds complicated but when you understand how mirror neurons function, it is really very simple.

Heebs Law

According to Hebb's Law, there are two principles that you need to know in order to make changes in your own brain and nervous system. Those two principles are:

  • Neurons that fire together, wire together
  • Use-it-or-Lose-it

The video above outlines these two principles of neuroplasticity and validates the science of brain change by changing what thoughts and feelings you expose it to over time. In addition to Heeb's Law, there are two things you can do to increase and enhance the first principle; create Intensity and Repetition: You can increase the intensity of an experience, belief, imagery, or affirmation by making it as vivid and real as possible. The more intense an experience is, the fewer repetitions it will take to burn it into your brain.

Using Neuroplasticity to Rewire Your Brain

Serenity Cafe Academy is built upon these principles of Neuroscience and Neuroplasticity. (Don't worry, you don't need to be a neuroscientist to use these tools - all you need from this section is to learn a few basic principles) Everything you learn here uses these principles to effect the changes you want to make. But the tools do not work on their own. You need to become a master craftsman using the tools. That only comes with practice and action. Follow the steps in this program and practice the skills with Intensity and repetition.


The Iceberg Model
The Drama Triangle (And an Alternative)
The Punishment-Forgiveness Cycle
Psychological Positions and Parental Injunctions
Mental Filters and Subconscious Processing
The Functional Ego-State Map
Dysfunctional Family Roles and Rules
The Five Drivers and the Safety Net
The Precision CBT Diagram
The Stages of Change and the Recovery Wheel
The Window of Tolerance
Life Scripts & Parts Matrix Model (LSPM)
And More to Come including Reverse Engineering Symptoms Process and the R.AD.I.C.A.L Reintegration Protocol


Don Carter MSW, LCSW
Don Carter MSW, LCSW created these programs for use with clients in his private practice and his website visitors. These audios for psycho-educational purposes, relaxation, treatment of stress-related issues, stress management, and personal growth. Put on your headphones, turn the sound down to a comfortable level, and settle into a comfortable position, then listen a few times a week. This program is for those who want to spend some time building a meditation, visualization, or other mental programs for healing abandonment, toxic shame, and contempt for self and/or others. It's great to use after a therapy or coaching session. It is ideal if you take a moment and let your creativity use that minds-eye to generate images of what your life would look like, sound like, and feel like when you have achieved your primary goals.


1: How do I access the audios?

After you register for the audio program, you will be instructed to download the Soundwise mobile app. When you sign in on the app, the program you registered for will automatically load in your library.

2: Can I listen offline?

Yes. Tap on the download icon next to an audio track will download the track to your phone. Simply download the audios when you have wifi and you can listen to them anywhere you go.

3: What should I do if I have technical issues?

Check out common troubleshooting tips here. If the issue is not resolved, please write to

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