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Thinking and Attitude – One person’s junk is another’s treasure; it’s all a matter of thinking and attitude. For example – Exercise can be an extremely pleasurable experience; you just have to get your brain to think so.
Many factors affect how our brains function. What we eat and drink, how we sleep, how we move, even the words and images we say or see in our imagination. The amazing thing about exercise is that it changes your brain chemistry. The human body was designed for activity; it thrives on motion and exertion, and it gets sick on being sedentary. Activity primes the brain for more action, habitual inactivity leads to atrophy of everything; mental and physical. Can we learn to favor activity? The answer is YES – there are methods to make rapid change in the way we think and, more importantly, the way we feel about anything.
Reality is personal; everything is experienced through a sort of internal filter system that our genetics and experiences form over time. Everything we experience is really an interpretation of sensory inputs; the signals that bombard us through our eyes, skin, ears, nose and mouth, and millions of sensory neurons in our gut, lungs, muscles and joints. We make sense out of it as we can, and call it reality. When we remember something from the past or imagine something in the future, we use the same mental pathways to re-experience or pre-experience events or situations, and we assign emotional meanings to those experiences as they are in our mind.
The critical thing to understand is that THOUGHT or THINKING is made up of the same stuff as our sensory inputs. In other words, thinking is a process of internally creating or re-creating the same words, sounds, images and feelings that we use to sense the world around us or within us. But the interpretation of those experiences is something we can change at will, if we know how.
We don’t get a user’s manual for the brain, we just assume that we are using it correctly as we grow up. As we mature, we become aware that some people seem to be running their brains better than others. We develop strategies and behaviors for responding to the world around us. And we can get locked into behaviors that sometimes are not serving us well at all.
Strategy – learn of and use known methods to change our thinking and attitudes to better serve us in life.
Do you have ways of dealing with the world that you would change if you could? Would you like to be excited about activities you now avoid, or motivated to change patterns of behavior that no longer serve your greater good?
The purpose of this category is to present tools available to change our thinking, our feelings and our attitudes to better serve us in life.
One such tool is Neuro-linguistic Programming or NLP; really a collection of tools to rapidly and permanently change the way our brain works, if we want such a change.
Hypnosis is another way of making nearly instant changes in behaviors, thinking and the way activities and circumstances make you feel. We found the Hypnosis Network to be a great source of information and training for self hypnosis and hypnotherapy and have a link for their material.
Another breakthrough technology – the Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT – combines the use of the acupressure meridian points with verbal elements of NLP to effect remarkable emotional transformations and healing as well as rapid modification of thinking and behavior patterns.