2004 – The Psychosocial Genomics of Consciousness, Dreams, and Brain Growth in Psychotherapy and Mind-Body Healing.

By Ernest Lawrence Rossi, PhD, FAPA

Art, Beauty and Truth

are essential human experiences in a new Psychosocial Genomic theory of how gene expression, brain plasticity, and rehabilitation can be facilitated by novelty, enrichment, and exercise in psychotherapy. Although we can cite many scholarly sources from the history of war and peace, the humanities, and psychoanalytic traditions, spiritual practices that are consistent with this new mindbody perspective on the construction and reconstruction of memory, learning, and social dynamics require more careful experimental confirmation.
The DNA gene chip technology able to measure the initiation of gene expression and brain plasticity in response to the creative replay of the novelty-numinosum-neurogenesis effect within the typical time frame of a single session of psychotherapy now exists and needs support from the psychotherapeutic community.