I use the capitalized word "Hibernation" as more than just a
neuropsychobiological metaphor for repressed feelings caused by traumatic
[By the way, traumas are a subcategory of adverse 'individually lived'
situations, or ditto life-situations, that I like to describe as "selective
Hibernation imploring type situations" -- in order that a well deserved
acronym can be derived ;-) ].
Here I justify why:
Repression ("selective Hibernation") is an adaptation to slowly as well as
rapidly traumatic situations.
In repression, neural circuits (and linked hormonal pathways) that when
activated specifically produce pain, distress and/or grief is being
selectively 'metabolically mellowed' (so to speak) by specific inhibitory
In "conventional Hibernation" (of _both_ long draught conditions and long
harsh winters) by a whole-sale lowering of the individual's metabolic rate
(withinn both its brain and body) occurs; The individual becomes unconscious
and generally ceases to behave during its period of "conventional
Hibernation". Similarly, an individual may become selectively unconscious
and selectively cancels both its vital signs of distress and overt
motor-behavioural (flight or fight) responses to the traumatizing
environmental adversity (absence type as well as presence type such).
Both "hibernation" (what is conventionally meant by the word) and "selective
(discretely inhibitory of certain neurons) Hibernation" is "a strategy of
abidance" as if in anticipation of no longer adverse environmental
In the case of "selective Hibernation", it is, as if, also a way to abide
until the individual grows mentally and socially strong enough to thaw from
the self-regulatory freeze of (its state of being repression) and
self-regulated in the natural manner of specifically and systematically
facilitated by Primal Therapy.