Tame the DMN for Chronic Stress

Course Dates: Open-ended
Enrollment Dates: Enroll Anytime
Who can Enroll: Students are added by instructors.
Course Language: English
Price: $24.99

About the Course

Your Brain has a Stress Switch – turn it off.

The Tame the DMN NLP Stress Management Program pinpoints the specific brain network responsible for generating the sea of spinning thoughts, mind chatter and chronic emotional grind that defines high stress living. And it is NOT your primitive brain. Learning to deactivate this brain network will automatically relieve your chronic stress and change your life forever.

When the DMN is activated, mental clutter and ongoing inner commotion cut you off from the present moment. Research suggests that this ocean of unmitigated brain commotion is the root cause of many psychological conditions, including chronic stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, addiction, and more. Your mind and body are out of control because of an overactive DMN. It’s not your fault!

When the DMN is deactivated through a series of unique NLP practices, peace of mind, clarity of thought, grounded emotions and a calm way of being become the natural default state. This is a physiological certainty that has been documented via MRI scans.

Does your stress really have an On/Off switch? Yes. Now turn it off!

Allow the DMN remain in active mode and, no matter what is happening outside, you will experience mental chatter, spinning thoughts, bodily tension and chronic stress. Deactivate the DMN and immediate physical calm, mental clarity and inward peace are natural results. This stress on/off switch is like no other mechanism you have ever experienced, even though it deeply affects every aspect of your life.

An unchecked DMN is like a fire hose of streaming thoughts and feelings, never ending, unedited and continually assaulting your consciousness. The key to lasting relief from chronic stress is to deactivate & to put to rest – the brain network responsible for it.

Scientific Data

The Los Angeles Times recently reported on research that indicates some psychiatric conditions, including PTSD, depression and even autism and schizophrenia, are caused by too much activity in the DMN.

Scientific American has called the DMN the brain’s dark energy, affirming that the DMN holds a key to understanding neurological disorders and even consciousness itself.

InSciences has reported that the brains of depressed people are different than healthy brains, due to increased activity in the DMN. The overly active DMN raises self-consciousness and prevents you from “losing yourself” in the activities of life. Rather than remain free to enjoy the present moment, you are besieged by a continual stream of inner thoughts and body tension. The DMN is the part of your brain that, when active, grinds away endlessly and destroys your peace.

ScienceMag suggests that activity in the DMN may reflect the occurrence of mind wandering, i.e., random thoughts that are unrelated to the present moment that cut you off from the environment or outside or world.


• A downloadable 20-page workbook (extra worksheets included!)
• 7 audio files which enhance workbook understanding and illustrate important techniques


Conway k.: I guess auto pilot or default mode can take over when overwhelmed by too many life events happening all at once. In a post traumatic stress event its easy to see how distressing this can be and take its toll on a persons health. I did like the clarity this module gave me at understanding this.

Small R.: Fascinating to think my repetitive negative thoughts are not all of my doing. Kinda reminds me of autonomic nervous processing during our stress reaction within our memory shell of ego. I think perspective or shifting right to right brain via mental auditory stimulation (music) and visualization or imaging takes us out of ego creating parallel awareness. Kinda reminds me of DMN deactivating as well.

Gingolph C.: This was outstanding. Even those with a substantial amount of skill can occasionally fall prey to this DMN. I loved the “demon” metaphor as it conveys just how insidious and destructive this process can be if we allow it to go unchecked. This also illustrates the additional value-add that Mike and Hope offer their students – well beyond any other Practitioner course I considered. Bravo, and thank you!

Vesel C.: As simple as this exercise seemed, it really did have an impact on changing the way I was thinking (or just reacting) to a stressor.  I definitely felt calmer and was able to come up with valuable ideas to help me in the future with this problem.

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