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I once had a client who came to me believing that she couldn’t change her negative patterns of thinking and behaving. She believed she had “wonky brain wiring.” One of the most powerful things she learned was that the ‘beliefs’ that created her thoughts were not necessarily true.
Its really possible to change the landscape of the brain in its ability to produce more positive, kind, authentic and supportive equations.
It starts with a subtle nudge towards a change in your perspective.
So that over time any unhelpful attitudes you may have learned begin to change. Those limiting beliefs that have been unique to you can transform into a healthier self esteem, self awareness and self confidence.
What difference would such a change bring to your life?
So rather than seeing the world as happening to you and responding accordingly, you shift towards a mindset where you can make different choices. Building upon those resources you already have within you AND creating new ones.
This shift is called gaining an internal locus of control. It can break old patterns that your brain has been running due to, for example, outdated life scripts and well worn habits.
When we set our intention to make the decision to create change we can be freed to open up new perspectives. That means creating changes in how we respond towards our self (what we can control) and those things external to us (or outside our control).
What’s not to like about the possibility for updating the way the brain works, if it means creating even better versions of the self? So that irrespective of what happens in your day you feel a natural freedom to choose the meaning of it and how you respond to it.
The Brainy Science bit:
The brain is ‘plastic’ – or to be more accurate – patterns of thinking can change because of something called Neuro-plasticity within the brain. (Try saying neuro-plasticity!)
Here’s an interesting snippet from article I came across recently on this point:
“The mainstream view in neuroscience and medicine today is that the living brain is actually “neuroplastic”—meaning that its “circuits” are constantly changing in response to what we actually do out in the world. As we think, perceive, form memories or learn new skills, the connections between brain cells also change and strengthen. Far from being hard-wired, the brain has circuits that very rapidly form, un-form and reform. This capacity is the foundation for the brain’s distinctive way of healing. ” Article Wall Street Journal : Our Amazingly Plastic brains.
* Neuroplasticity: Any habit molds the very structure of your brain in ways that strengthen your proclivity for that habit.
Scientific article of brain plasticity…source http://www.wsj.com/articles/our-amazingly-plastic-brains-1423262095
As a great guy once said, “When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.” Wayne Dyer.