Most of you are probably familiar with the “superhero stance”, the physical pose in which the superhero stands with legs spread apart, arms on hips and elbows bent. The superhero stance projects power. It’s an example of what psychologists refer to as an open posture, in which limbs are spread out in a way to take up more space—such as legs apart. Open postures contrast with closed postures, in which the body takes up relatively little space. Numerous psychological studies have demonstrated that open postures convey a sense of the individual having power and closed postures convey a sense of the individual having little power (Carney, Hall, & Smith LeBeau, 2005; de Waal, 1998; Hall, Coats, & Smith LeBeau, 2005).
According to Harvard professor and social psychologist Amy Cuddy, a two-minute power pose can help boost your performance, whether it is to excel in a job interview, nail a presentation or get leverage in critical negotiations. https://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/CzbNAn7Ch6ZZirK9yMGH/full
While scientifically proven – and super fun to do! –technically what this superhero theory comes down to is firing up a new message to your brain of confidence and control, even when you might be shaking inside. Thus reinforcing the concept that we can take control over some pre wired habitual messages our brains have learned and their subsequent consequences and rewire our thinking for a better outcome. The key is continuously creating new pathways and connections to break apart stuck neural patterns in the brain. It is not necessary to ignore our natural tendencies. Only to question them and to try to respond differently make new, better choices in relation to the same old events. The brain constantly constructs our behavior and decision-making based on our past experiences. So what is it essentially that we are talking about here? Neuroplasiticity of course! The super hero behind firing new neurons and retraining our brains!
Neuroplasticity is becoming more of a buzzword everyday as the trend in health care turns away from traditional paradigms to new research on brain function. Learning new things, changing your perspective, changing your behavior are all important aspects of keeping & making use of the neuroplasticity of the brain. The media continue to discover that this big word is indeed a topic of enormous practical importance. Understanding the brain’s innate adaptive process and its relationship to optimal health represents a revolutionary approach in healing.
Through the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging, we can now see with hard evidence that the physical structure and function of a brain “in pain” is much different from a normal and healthy brain. This technology allows us to see changes in the brain in real time. As reported in an article in Time Magazine, Dr. Sean Mackey, a professor of anesthesia and pain management at Stanford University, says his studies suggest that through our conscious awareness, we can learn how to act back on the brain and change the brain circuits that are responsible for pain.
Yet the process itself of correcting impaired brain circuitry in the brain is not a quick and easy one. In order to rewire brain function it takes personal discipline and focused dedication. However, the resulting recovery from many chronic and often misunderstood illnesses through self-directed neuroplasticity is miraculous by any medical standard. The time that it takes to experience a difference in physical symptoms from rewiring brain function varies from person to person. For some, it may only take a few days to notice profound changes in symptoms, while for others this shift may takes weeks or months.
“As scientists probe the limits of neuroplasticity, they are finding that mind sculpting can occur even without input from the outside world. The brain can change as a result of the thoughts we think. This has important implications for health: something as seemingly insubstantial as a thought can affect the very stuff of the brain, altering neuronal connections in a way that can treat mental illness or, perhaps, lead to a greater capacity for empathy and compassion. “http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1580438-3,00.html
Along with chronic pain, impaired brain wiring is also at the very root of illnesses like chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivities, fibromyalgia and anxiety, PTSD, thyroid malfunction and much more. See who can benefit at www.retrainingthebrain.com/whatwetreat
Take Sharon for example, a 70-year-old woman who attended a Dynamic Neural Retraining System 5 Day interactive program. Sharon had suffered from multiple chemical sensitivities along with an array of associated symptoms that affected her gastro-intestinal function, nervous system and immune system for 20 years. Prior to taking the Dynamic Neural Retraining System, Sharon had to wear a mask to go into any public environment and was very isolated in where she could go and what she could do. Not only because of the degree of sensitivities that she suffered, but also because of the associated energy collapse and pain. By the third day of the program, Sharon was thoroughly convinced that the condition that she had once thought of as a life sentence was finally in the process of resolving. Her sense of smell started to return to normal and the hyper vigilance in the systems of her body began to relax again as she embraced her journey of rewiring this faulty mechanism in her brain.
The Dynamic Neural Retraining System program allows you to live your life with the freedom that you deserve and that you are entitled to. It gives you the tools that you need to take charge of your health and reclaim your life. Go to www.retrainingthebrain.com and let us help you uncover your hero within!
“You are not alone, your suffering has not been in vain, and you can live the life that you dreamed of, even if you stopped dreaming a long time ago.” – Annie Hopper – Wired for Healing