Welcome to Part 2 of my interview with Scotty, in which we discuss important tools of recovery and reparenting our trauma.


Here are a few terms you might want to have defined more explicitly than we did in the interview:


Limbic Impairment- The limbic system is the part of the brain containing the organs which interpret the input our brains receive. It is believed this is where emotions are generated based on those interpretations. For a more complete description, go to


Annie Hopper explains limbic system impairment disorders | Limbic Retraining


Dorsal Collapse-Refers to a shut-down of the complete nervous system, either partially or fully. It is triggered by the dorsal (or back) branch of the vagus nerve, and is commonly called a “freeze” stress response, associated with trauma and/or shame. For more into go to:


Anatomy of a Freeze – Or Dorsal Vagal Shutdown — Center for Healing Shame


Neuron or Neural Pathway- Connections between many nerves forming a chain or path through which information travels. They may occur between parts of the brain or between other parts of the body and the brain. They are generally formed by repeated similar stimulation. For more info see:


Neural Pathways | What Are They?, How, Types, Dysfunction

To contact Scotty about the San Diego meetings he mentioned, write to: