Neuroplasticity is an impressive phenomenon that allows the brain to rewire itself and create new neural connections throughout life. The term neuroplasticity was derived from “neurons”, which are the cells in the brain responsible for thought and memory, and “plasticity”, meaning able to change or adapt. This incredible process occurs through a series of complex events involving neurons communicating with each other via synapses, which are structures that enable two neurons to interact.
Synapses form an essential part of neuroplasticity as they help facilitate communication between neurons. They transmit signals from one neuron to another by releasing neurotransmitters-chemicals-which bind with receptors on receiving neurons and thereby influence their function.
At ThinkTherapy we understand the importance of neuroplasticity and its effect on the brain – understanding not only how it works but also how it can be used to help those suffering from mental health issues such as depression or anxiety. We have developed forms of therapy that focus on helping individuals build new neural pathways; this has been found to be a highly successful way of dealing with difficult emotions or behaviors.