Integration and the body’s clocks
Our body’s parts, including organs and cells, rhythmically resonate and they do so in harmony or not. Here’s an article (7 minutes) on National Public Radio, best heard rather than read. It’s about the great number of “clocks” in our body. Even the pancreas and individual cells function in a clock like fashion. The clocks, each creating a piece of rhythm, all part of an orchestra, work together to create a harmonious symphony, or not. This is a good example of “integration,” a key concept in Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) and the ICCM. If you listen to the article, think about the clocks as integrating and working in harmony, or not integrating and working in disharmony. The consequence of disharmony is dramatic and prolific. Similarly, brain and body systems integrate, or not, when clients are engaged in decision making.