Biological conflicts: morsel conflicts, starvation conflict, death-fright conflict, abandonment conflict, existence conflict, refugee conflict, procreation or gender conflict. Any conflict combination is possible.
The constellation is established, the moment the second conflict registers in the opposite brain hemisphere. The conflicts could also occur simultaneously. The constellation can be permanent or recurring due to tracks or conflict relapses.
The Brainstem Constellation manifests itself as mental confusion (see also Kidney Collecting Tubules Constellation), as not being able to think clearly, as being incapable of any reflections, unresponsive, and mentally frozen. Typically, the person has a vacant look and is staring into space. The purpose of the constellation is to make the conflicts inaccessible in order to be better able to cope with the distress. NOTE: The mental absence should not be mixed up with a depression.
The degree of the confusion and mental remoteness is proportional to the intensity of the conflicts. A short and moderate constellation is noticeable as losing the train of thought or forgetting what one wanted to say (having “a blank”). A strong constellation, however, can cause a severe mental confusion (see Alzheimer's disease), or a delirious state. Here, we also find what is known as catatonic stupor, marked by a greatly diminished responsiveness, rigidity (stiff posture), inability to speak, and unawareness of one's surroundings (compare with autistic stupor).
A Brainstem Constellation can also be concluded from laboratory findings. An elevated creatinine and PSA level, for example, reveal a concurrent abandonment or existence conflict (related to the kidney collecting tubules) and procreation or gender conflict (related to the prostate). Conventional medicine or psychiatry does not recognize this correlation since they view the organism and the psyche as entirely separated.