The 8-step Protocol for Emotions|Mind,Body,Neurology & more
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The 8-step Protocol for Emotions|Mind,Body,Neurology & more

Techniques and strategies, from neuroscience & evolutionary anthropology,to bring emotional responses back to physiology
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Last updated 9/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 12 Articles
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • A groundbreaking model of human emotions, thinking and behavior
  • The latest scientific breakthroughs
  • A complete, optimized and effective set of tools for emotions
  • Learn to work on emotions through: Thoughts, Words, Behaviours, Posture, Movements, Relationship, Nutrition, Awareness
  • Discover the role of Sensory organs and body maps in triggering an emotion
  • The evolutionary role of body activation and movements in emotional & social regulation
  • The Emotional Amplifier and Inhibitors, the Emotional Buffer Technique
  • The MDA: Maps of Dysfunctional Automatisms
  • How Food Help Regulate Emotions
  • The MTA – Map of Transformational Analysis
  • The Pattern Inversion Technique
  • Static and Acted Facing
  • The Process to Modulate
  • Possible Scenarios and Pre-Solution Techniques
  • Cold Repetition Pattern
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  • A keen interest in human behavior is the only real prerequisite for this course
  • No previous knowledge required - We will take you step by step through the different concepts, models and techniques presented in the course
  • At different stages in the course, you will be invited to do some exercises. Concrete examples will be presented, however it is important you do the exercise yourself as well

A completeoptimized and effective set of tools for emotions.

Learn to work on emotions through:

  • Thoughts 
  • Words
  • Behaviours
  • Posture
  • Movements
  • Relationship
  • Nutrition
  • Awareness

Discover the role of sensory organs and body maps in triggering an emotion.



Nervous system, thoughts, memory, innate reflexes, environmental factors, relational dynamics, body and biochemical factors, etc.


Every technique can be more effective under particular conditions and every passage may be the basis for the following one


You will learn tools and techniques to work on every aspect of emotional diseases: anxiety, stress, trauma, attachment, phobia, etc.


Module A – Introduction

The Protocol overview, latest scientific breakthroughs

In this first section you can find an overview of the Protocol, meet Fabio Sinibaldi and Sara Achilli, the founders of this method, and, discover some interesting facts about NeuroscienceEvolutionism andEthology at the basis of this approach.

Module B – Key concepts

The evolutionary role of body activation and movements in emotional & social regulation

In this section the focus is on very relevant issues and some important misunderstandings about anger, pleasure, reward, the role of the body, methods of activation, movements, etc.

Module C – Step 1 – Understand the emotion & Regain basic physiology

The Emotional Amplifier and Inhibitors, the Emotional Buffer Technique

This step is about understanding and regaining physiology at the basis of the emotion processes and functioning.

You will learn:

  • How to explain to each client/patient your approach to reinforce engagement and motivation
  • How to integrate the concepts of module A and B in these explanations
  • How to identify and use Emotional Amplifier and Inhibitors
  • The Emotional Buffer Technique to regain physical and mental physiology and avoid transforming temporary adaptation into chronic load and disease.
Module D – Step 2 – Normalize

The MDA: Maps of Dysfunctional Automatisms, How Food Help Regulate Emotions

The second step of the protocol is dedicated to normalizing the emotional responses developingawarenessinterrupting automatic behaviour and restoring physiology through the food we eat.

You will learn:

  • The tool MDA: Maps of Dysfunctional Automatisms, to analyse, develop awareness and start changing both the mindset and the behaviour of dysfunctional emotions.
  • How the food we introduce daily  play a key role in our ability to modulate the emotional response, with practical suggestions.
Module E – Step 3 – Frame it accurately

The MTA – Map of Transformational Analysis

Step 3 aims to deeply understand the specific functioning of our emotional responses.

The goal is to trigger change using processes at the basis of emotions and breaking up dysfunctional mechanisms that are no longer physiological.

For that we have developed a very powerful tool called the Map of Transformational Analysis. It is a practical application of a wider set of instruments called Ideographic Thinking. This uses the power of visual representations to avoid cognitive bias and to favour open problem-solving.

It also represents a good way to interact between you and your client, in a constructive approachand in a context and mindset where change is easy to accept.

In this module there are also some useful strategies to help people deal with boundaries among their and other’s emotions.

Module F – Step 4 – From the Body to Mind and Sociality

The Pattern Inversion Technique

The fourth phase of the protocol is about the body and its power to send signals to the nervous system.

We can use them to regulate the emotions and also for their social value.

You will learn:

  • Something less known about emotion-related body activation and bio-feedback.
  • The Pattern Inversion technique: a specific technique based on neurobiological methods of processing emotions and on the evolutionary sense of specific body activation for fear or anger. This technique works on the primary body activation and has effects, through a reversal pathway, on thelimbic and cognitive processes. You will discover specific muscles to focus on, how to set a proper “pattern inversion”, and the right timing to be effective.
Module G – Step 5 – “To face” an emotion

Static and Acted Facing

Step 5 is very important because it acts not only on behaviour, but also on a very diffused cultural aspect.

The goal for this step is learning to face an emotion, an experience allowing us to become aware of the risks and the real consequences of a given situation, instead of focusing on those assumed by our mind. Facing an emotion allows us to develop awareness of our resources, because it puts us in the position to look for and use them. At a neurobiological level, that will activate the circuits of self-control and self-esteem, which are activated only on a body and experiential level, while language and logical thinking only play an indirect role in this.

You will learn two ways of facing: static and acted.

Module H – Step 6 – Learning to Modulate

The Process to Modulate

Every mammal can show from 7 to 12 variations of the same emotion. Men, in their complexity, should have all these levels, or even more.

The most important thing is to discover the entire range, because each level has specific activation factors and functional modalities for both our protection and good interpersonal management.

Learning to modulate is a crucial activity to restore physiology in emotional responses and, through that way, to achieve higher self-confidence and improvements on every task we have to face.

Module I – Step 7 – Increase response alternatives

Possible Scenarios and Pre-Solution Techniques

Step 7 focuses on behaviour. Not only implementing it, but also the possibility to be flexibly actedwith lots of potential and breaking the power of automatisms that are no longer effective and developed over time.

You will learn two interesting tools:

  • The Possible Scenarios, based on the relationship between a situation when our mind is preparedto face a possible event and our list of behaviours for that specific event.
  • The Pre-Solution, to find a working alternative with regard to problematic situations whose emotional regulation and behaviours may elude control and constructive functioning. In this case, rather than being duly prepared (as in the Possible Scenarios), we try to go to the heart of the matterand solve it in advance.
Module L – Step 8 – Training Over-Limbic

Cold Repetition Pattern

The last step of the Protocol is about facing the effects of traumatic memories (in this case we use the word “trauma” in a broader sense) which, although relating to a past event, may interfere with every emotion we experience today.

The Cold Repetition Pattern technique allows us to act on primary ancestral responses orbehaviours that follow a traumatic event.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with an interest in human behavior
  • Anyone with an interest in how the emotianal brain works
  • People who are keen to learn about the rules of the brain, neurobiology and evolution in order for them to excel in emotional management
  • Professionals who want to improve on their people skills
  • Individuals looking for personal development
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
4 Lectures 08:57

Exercise: Map the emotional factors

The emotional networks
Key concepts
3 Lectures 16:02

Exercise - A bigger map

Emotions and: Regulation, Development, Social interaction, Body activation
Step 1 - Understand the emotion & Regain basic physiology
5 Lectures 18:05
Understanding the emotions + Exercise


Amplifier and inhibitors + Exercise

The Emotional Buffer

Exercise: Try the emotional Buffer
Step 2 - Normalize
5 Lectures 14:42

Example 1 - Map of Dysfunctional Automatisms

Example 2 - Map of Dysfunctional Automatisms

Exercise: MDA Maps of Dysfunctional Automatisms

Emotions and Nutrition
Step 3 - Frame it accurately
3 Lectures 08:14
How to frame accurately an emotion

Example: The making of a Map of Transformational Analysis

Exercise: Make your map!
Step 4 - Body to Mind and Sociality
2 Lectures 06:33
Discover the Pattern Inversion Technique

Exercise: it's your turn!
Step 5 - “To face”
2 Lectures 04:35
Two ways to "face" an emotion

Exercise: Try the Static and Acted Facing
Step 6 - Learning to Modulate
3 Lectures 06:45
The art of emotional modulation

Exercise: Learn from the animals

Exercise - Try the modulation process
Step 7 - Increase response alternatives
4 Lectures 05:41
The Possible Scenarios Technique

Exercise: Try the Possible Scenarios Technique

The Pre-Solution Technique

Exercise: Try the Pre-Solution Technique
Step 8 - Training Over-Limbic
2 Lectures 04:44

In this step we use the word “trauma” in a broader sense: it is not necessarily about really bad or catastrophic events, but those which had a strong emotional impact, more than what we could bear. These could be single or repeated events.

Change habits and traumatic behaviour

Exercise: Try the Training over-limbic
About the Instructor
Real Way of Life - Fabio Sinibaldi & Sara Achilli
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Innovation in applied neuroscience for health and behavior

Real Way of Life was founded by Fabio Sinibaldi and Sara Achilli with a clear mission: to link science to practical application

Real Way of Life is an independent research and development institute that embraces modern sciences such as Neuroscience, PNEI (PsychoNeuroEndocrinoImmunology), Evolutionary Anthropology and Psychology to identify mechanisms and processes for both physical and mental health which can make the difference in the efficacy of a therapy or in a successful consultation.

Our goal is to identify these mechanisms and find strategies and techniques that could be implemented by professionals in their daily practice.

Fabio Sinibaldi, PsyD

Expert in Neurosciences and Psycho-Neuro-Endocrino-Immunology, Fabio combines these sciences with an evolutionary and ethological vision of mankind. Works as both a researcher and a trainer. 

He is the originator of the 8-step protocol for emotions and several other techniques.

Lecturer at post graduate schools of psychotherapy, holds seminars for UK, Italian and foreign universities; regularly attends national and international congresses as a speaker.

Sara Achilli, MA

Expert in Nutrition and well-being, Sara directly tests the way nutrition can influence change on a nervous, cerebral, genetic and immune level. 

She also works with Interpersonal Neurobiology and Scientific Parenting. 

She is the creator of Natural Parenting. In Real Way of Life, Sara coordinates programs and makes an annual report for the most important international events.