I like what you bring to the table, well put to. Neuroplasticity surely brings hope. With new science these days and with Teslas brain chip who knows. If a brain chip implant could make everything better for you, would you take the chip? Sci-fi stuff here but we are not far from that.The "changing the brain" concept is kind of lost on me- I accept that we are changed by trauma, for sure, but each of us in unique big ways, and as a group in measurable but not entirely reliable or repeatable ways.
I had hepatitis C until I did the regimen and cleared it in 2005. People I told about it thought hepatitis A, B, and C were similar. They told me all about someone they knew that had type A and how they got better, you will too. I explained that comparing hepatitis A to Hepatitis B or C was like comparing head injury rock to head injury baseball bat to head injury face plant. All head injuries, all unique and different for everyone with a head injury.
Same with PTSD. PTSD trauma. PTSD assault. PTSD bad childhood. PTSD combat. All causing measurably similar changes in the brain, but each unique, and each and every sufferer unique within the classifications.
We are all on the bus, just going to different places, sitting in different seats, and we all got on in different circumstances.
I put a lot of faith in neuro-plasticity, They used to think that we had a finite number of brain cells, once one was killed by a shot of tequila, it was gone forever. Now they say that challenging ourselves to think hard by doing things like learning new languages or skills can actually put new cells in play.
drinking while playing musical instruments is hopefully a break even