While no person is the same, as human beings we all share a common set of needs defined hierarchically by our evolutionary history. When these needs are met, we feel whole and can effectively manage challenges.
Reboot’s 7-Step Whole-Brain Framework is adapted from Bruce Perry’s neuro-sequential model of therapeutics and the neuroscience work of Dan Siegel, Bessel van der Kolk, Allan Schore, Louise Cozolino, David Rock, Lisa Barrett, Joseph LeDoux and others.
While the brain is infinitely complex and integrated vertically and horizontally, Reboot uses the simplified neuro-metaphor of the 3 Brains to explain the causal-level brain-body state behind our thinking and behaviours. This helps identify our needs at any given time.
Reboot works through the priority needs of the 3 Brains ensuring that we feed the Wild Brain (safety, connection, rhythm and predictability) and then Emotional Brain (positive relationships and experiences) to enable access to the fragile Smart Brain centres of higher order thinking, analysis and language.
Using the neuro-metaphor of the 3 Brains, Reboot helps to create the optimal conditions for learning, engagement and relating.
Using our Whole-Brain Audits and our 3 Brains Surveys, this framework can be personalised easily and support individuals, educators and families widen the window of tolerance and support everyone to bring their best selves to learning, relating and engaging with life.
The 3 Brains are also a simple way to identify and understand the impact of unmet needs, developmental trauma and abuse and the trauma transformative strategies that might best address them.