People Who Cannot Control Themselves

Some people just cannot control their behaviour. Perhaps they are addicted to gambling, drugs, alcohol or any of a number of different behaviors. 75 – 85% of prisoners who are let out on parole will reoffend. They often simply cannot control themselves.

Before the late Dr. Paul Hegstrom was healed, he used to beat his wife. He hated himself for doing that. He kept promising himself that he would never do it again. He even spent $30,000 on psychologists fees. But, he could not control himself.

After much study he finally found out how to “rewire” his brain. axons and neuronsThe process took three years. He no longer has any trouble with wife beating.

He and his former wife got remarried. After 23 years in the new marriage, there had never been a single case of domestic violence.

prisonAmong other things, Dr. Hegstrom worked with parolees. He worked with several groups of ex-cons in the state of Georgia. Instead of 75 – 85% of them reoffending, 2 – 6% of them reoffended.

He worked with over 500 parolees in the state of Texas. After five years into the project, NONE of them had reoffended.

Why People Cannot Control Themselves 

Paul had been sexually abused at age eight. That had been a big part of the problem.

Some types of childhood traumas cause the body’s adrenalin-producing system to be on high alert. As a result, three different chemicals (dopamine, seratonin and norepinephrine) cannot be produced in sufficient quantities at the onset of puberty. The extra adrenalin prevents that from happening. Consequently, the brain does not fully develop and, in Paul’s case, part of him remained like a nine-year-old boy.

The five types of childhood traumas that can cause the adrenalin-producing system to stay on high alert are:

  • Rejection in the original family,
  • Incest,
  • Molestation
  • Emotional abuse and
  • Physical abuse.

Watch the television interview between Dr. Paul Hegstrom and Sid Roth.

Related pages


Childhood trauma & reversing its effects

Domestic violence

Altering human brain cells

Emotional abuse

Dr. Hegstrom’s life skills project

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