Treatment Centres

Our centres are situated throughout the country offering convenient and secluded retreats for our treatments.

Limbic Sensitivity

The A.C.T treatment model at One40 along with a multi disaplinary team, provide therapies that are designed to access and process the limbic systems functionality; feelings, emotions and heighten sensitivity that have developed due to experiences, events and childhood circumstances.

Introducing the Limbic Brain

The limbic system consists of the parts of our mind that govern our feelings and emotions, and our long-term memory. It operates by influencing something called the autonomic nervous system, which is a control network that functions independently of our conscious awareness.

It’s highly interlinked with the brain’s pleasure centre, which plays a key role in sexual arousal, and also in the highs we feel from recreational drugs.

David Smallwood Treatment Director at One40 in his latest book ‘Who Says I’m an Addict’ offers this example of the limbic system at work:

“Imagine you’re in a room and I’m about to throw a baseball at your head with all my strength. As the ball hurtles towards your face at great speed, your instincts tell you that when it connects it will almost certainly smash some of your teeth and facial bones.

So, what do you do? You instantly duck, and attempt to block it, of course. You do this without thinking: it’s a reflex action over which you’ve no control. Your brain processes the information about an incoming threat and your limbic system kicks in to react in superfast time. Bang! It does this in order to protect you, and it happens without the need for conscious thought.’

The Limbic Brain and Memory

The limbic brain is capable of creating strong associations between memories and emotions. When we perceive a threat it creates powerful feelings that the brain is capable of storing away. One40 work closely with a team of non-cognative professionals that provide gateway therapies, that enable us as a team to monitor each induviludals limbic response to these high impact experiences.