“Personal change takes an intentional act of will. And it usually means that something was making us uncomfortable enough to want to do things differently. To evolve is to overcome the conditions in our life by changing something about ourselves.” ~ Joe Dispenza
Work inside and outside the sessions includes:
- Effective neuroplasticity & neurolinguistic techniques to rewire your thoughts
- Stopping tricky emotions from turning into reactions
- Stopping the body from producing familiar reactions (and stress chemicals)
- Taking control of emotional triggers
- Powerful visualisations of words inside the body - eg. peace and kindness (words can change gene expression)
- Powerful self-awareness techniques
- Statements of intention to un-train old habits & beliefs
- and build new ones!
The work I give to clients to do outside of the sessions is just as important as the work that happens in the sessions if you want change to take place - it is changes in your perspectives, beliefs and habits which will lead to changes in your life - and doors opening to new possibilities and opportunities. The work includes what I call Neurobics. Think of it like an aerobics class for the brain, it is the area requiring practice, effort and a refusal to quit if you want to shift thought patterns, habits and beliefs and instil healthy new ones.
Your ability to train your brain to change how you think, feel, act and react is one, if not the best way to see huge improvements in your life, health, work and relationships. It's entirely possible, if you are committed, to rewire your brain and create new mental habits and emotional resilience, as many studies in neuroscience have proven.
Sometimes we are (and sometimes we are not) aware of how we acquired beliefs about ourselves or the world, and there are often beliefs we've not yet acknowledged - let alone vocalised! And often we can unconsciously react and behave in certain ways that don't make us feel too great. Sources of beliefs and habits you might be looking to address and change can stem from many areas of your life such as childhood, upbringing, family life, friends, where we live and work, as well as cultural and social environments.
HARDWIRED HABITS IN THE BODY
How you think, feel, react, as well as repeated reactions and triggers stemming from your life experiences can be so powerful that they have become hardwired in your body, sometimes causing stress or fight/flight/freeze reactions (our body's primal way of looking after us). And so some of the work we'll do focuses on retraining not just the mind but also the body.
In order to train the body out of these reactions, we have to use the conscious mind to change familiar patterns - the very culprit that trained the body to react in certain ways (based on what the mind learned or experienced) in the first place! The body will fight against change and so will the ego - but the winner can be you.
DID YOU KNOW? Neuroscience has proven that positive words can literally change the body's cells, gene expression and create new synaptic connections in the brain - new "habit-making highways."
There is much truth in the saying that we are creatures of habit! So retraining our habits requires patience, perseverence and resilience.
An example of three powerful techniques I teach for releasing emotions, breaking habits and training the mind and the body in to self-awareness are:
- The "Change" Technique - training the mind to move out of predictable, unhelpful mental habits and territories in to new brilliant ones.
- The Acknowledge & Release Technique - a judgement-free self-awareness tactic that stops the mind, body and subconscious mind storing unhelpful emotions.
- 14-Day Power Statements - repeated daily, to change unhelpful thought patterns and create healthy new ones
DID YOU KNOW? New habits you make can even show up as new neural pathways / synaptic connections in the brain. Proof that change is possible.
Together, as we train your brain & mind, you'll learn how to recognise & break old thought patterns, habits, beliefs & reactions before creating & mastering healthy new ones. When you do this, you also retrain your body's reactions to your feelings (less anxiety, conflict and harnessing and even releasing any familiar flight/fight/freeze responses).
The impact this will have on your life, yourself and those in your life, after training the mind and body to re-think, and when practiced daily, is profoundly effective on you at all levles - emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically.
Finally... Please take time to read this:
(Words by Joe Dispenza)
How the mind can physically modify the body...
"Essentially, when we have happy, inspiring, or positive thoughts, our brain manufactures chemicals that make us feel joyful, inspired, or uplifted. For example, when we look forward to a pleasurable experience, the brain immediately makes a chemical neurotransmitter called dopamine, which turns the brain and body on in anticipation of that experience, and we feel excited. If we have thoughts of hate, anger, or insecurity, the brain produces chemicals that the body responds to in a comparable way and we feel hateful, angry, or unworthy. Another chemical that our brain makes, called ACTH, signals the body to produce chemical secretions from the adrenal glands that make us feel threatened or aggressive.
When the body responds to a thought by having a feeling; the brain, which constantly monitors the status of the body, notices that the body is feeling a certain way. In response to that bodily feeling, the brain generates thoughts that produce corresponding chemical messengers, so that we begin to think the way we are feeling. Thinking creates feeling, and the feeling creates thinking, in a continuous biological feedback loop. This cycle eventually creates a particular state in the body – what we call a state of being – that determines the general nature of how we feel and behave."
Dr Joe Dispenza is a neuroscientist, chiropractor, quantum physics researcher, meditation expert and author of books, The Placebo Effect, Evolve Your Brain, Becoming Supernatural and Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself.
His work and retreats have given people the tools to heal from stage 4 cancer, tumours, trauma and much more. Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself was highly instrumental in my own retraining of habits and beliefs.