Buzz Words

Due to Dr. Buzz’s extensive experience, both hands-on with clients and academic, his lingo can sometimes seem foreign to newbies. Here are some of his most widely-used technical words and phrases broken down into layman terms that make it easier to know what Buzz is talking about:


A psycho-sensory technique that uses simple touch to permanently eliminate unwanted feelings, both somatic and emotional, from distressing memories and events.


The charting of steps to problem solve or plan and then step backward, offering interventions as needed.


To be responsible or answerable to someone for meeting assigned expectations, as well as being able to explain it back in the same way.

Multimodal Support

A means of supporting and/or communicating for one where all parties involved in the support are functioning responsibility, collaboratively, in a coordinated fashion in support of a common person or purpose.


The recognition or affirmation that a person and/or one’s feelings or opinions are valid or worthwhile.

Emotional Hijacking

A state in which one’s intellectual reason is overwhelmed or taken over by the emotional part of the brain, thus impairing a person’s ability to respond intellectually and responsibly to the perception of stress or a threat.


The activation of stress hormones and amygdala reaction where a person experiences heightened activity, movement, unsettledness, and energy.

Stress Reaction

Behavioral manifestation resulting from a stressful experience where stress hormones and the sympathetic nervous system activates a fight, flight, freeze or fidget reaction.

SPECT Imaging

Single-Photon Emission Computerized Tomography (SPECT) scan is a nuclear imaging test that allows clinicians to investigate the internal functions of the brain using a radio- active tracers, a gamma camera, and 3 dimensional photos to support the same.


A measurable substance in an organism whose presence is indicative of some phenomenon such as disease, infection, or environmental exposure i.e. mold.


The physical makeup of a person’s biological and neuroanatomical makeup that determines the resilience or the vulnerability of one’s ability to endure stress to both the body and brain.

Backward Design

A calculated process to achieve a desired long-term outcome by developing a plan that indicates the exact steps you must take in order to reach that goal by the target date.