Over the last decade brain scientists have discovered so much about the brain. There is still lots that is unknown, and possible never be 'known' as the part of the brain that is used for understanding (the Neocortex) is limited. The Neocortex and subcortical regions of the brain are very different, one uses language and understands it, while the subcortical regions do not use or understand language.
Therapists work with trauma...a lot, whether they know it or not. I think it is so important that we are able to understand the brain and modern theories such as Polyvagal theory, so we are able to understand where our clients are at.
In many ways neuroscience is much more easy to fit into psychotherapy than, all these complex and conflicting theories of personality. This is why I am thinking more and more about my clients from a neuroscience perspective.
Chris Rudyard MBACP
Professional, experienced counsellor/psychotherapist in Liverpool