Neuroplasticity is an umbrella term relating to your brain’s ability to reorganise itself structurally throughout your life – in response to both external and internal factors such as environment, beliefs, thoughts and emotions. Our brain & nervous system can adapt, change and grow throughout our lives, regardless of age .
Since the development of MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) equipment, scientist’s have been able to see the changes literally taking place moment by moment in the neural networks of the brain as a person learns, responds and adapts to incoming sensory stimuli.
Neuroplasticity is the foundation upon which my Core Change Program is built. Because we have this amazing ability to rewire our brains, we can actually install new beliefs, thoughts and feelings using a combination of powerful hypnotherapy, re-regulation and balancing of our nervous system and deep learning about the mind and how it can work for us instead of against us.
This dynamic combination of tools and techniques all encourage neuroplastic change to take place. Totally reorganising a person’s mental , emotional health & physical well-being.
Humans learn everything by repetition which builds up stronger and stronger neural pathways around that learning each time it is practiced. We have all learnt to talk, walk, eat and drink, drive a car, use a smartphone. We achieved this learning by practising over and over. The more we practice the better we get.
It’s because of neuroplastic change that you can become ‘stuck’ in unhealthy or over reactive patterns of behaviour in the first place. These too are learnt behaviours. The good news is that they can be unlearnt and replaced with healthy, productive patterns of behaviour which lead to healthy productive patterns of thinking and feeling.
When we feel good about ourselves, we want to go out into the world and be more creative, happy, constructive.
Science confirms that you can access neuroplasticity for positive change and use this to improve your life in many ways. Change is easy when we know how to do it. However, we need to be aware of some of the obstacles that can potentially ‘sabotage’ our attempts to create powerful, permanent, positive changes in the wiring of our brain.
The brain needs to be in the mood for change. For this work to succeed, you have to be really committed to a process of transformation. When you feel motivated, engaged and ready for action, the brain releases the neurochemicals necessary to stimulate brain change. Conversely, where we are lacking engagement, distracted or doing something which requires no real conscious thought – the brain remains ‘static’ and neuroplasticity does not take place.
Changes we want to bring about must be practised. As with all learning, we need to practise our new thinking and feeling in order to install the changes permanently in our neurology The brain responds to our direction, we absolutely have the power to choose. When we decide and commit to change our brain always responds positively.
Each time your brain strengthens a connection to advance your mastery of a skill, it also weakens other connections of neurons that weren’t used at that precise moment. This means that as you make new healthy patterns of thinking and feeling more and more familiar, those unhealthy, unhelpful patterns of thinking and feeling become increasingly unfamiliar – they literally ‘weaken and wither away’ .