The term Neuroplasticity means that our brain has the ability to re-adapt and rewire. 

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This means that we can actually remove neural connections that no longer serve us, and we can strengthen the necessary ones through practice and repetition. The result is that we respond differently to experiences that may have triggered mental and physical symptoms in the past, to now allow us to live a life of ease and good health.

 
Below are several techniques I have personally explored to rewire my own brain.
 
When your mind and body are in a chronic state of stress (perceiving everything as a threat) you can not get well. The following methods have helped me move away from a sympathetic (fight-or-flight) on-guard, reactive state, to a more parasympathetic (rest, digest and ease) relaxed state to support healing.
 
Perceived threats come from obvious and not no obvious places. This might include more obvious threats, like a past car accident that makes it scary to drive now, a chronic illness that makes you always feel unsure of what to expect next and when, or adverse childhood experiences (ACE) where you grew up around a lot of fighting and to this day you still perceive a raised voice as a threat to your safety.
 
Less obvious threats can come from hidden infections in your gut, getting your kids get off to school on time, morning traffic on your drive to work, or even your daily interactions with your boss. It could be from that that one person in your life who drains you of all your energy. (I like to call them Energy Vampires!) That person might seem more like a nuisance but actually you might be perceiving those interactions as threats. The body can not sustain the demand of this chronic stress and it begins to cause a cascade of metabolic dysfunction.
 
Rewiring the brain with these helpful techniques, can help release old patterns and traumas, to create new associations to live by in the present moment. The result is better health overall!
 

 
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT stands for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Personally I would describe it as a cross between traditional psychotherapy and life coaching. According to Wikipedia, ACT is a form of psychotherapy commonly described as a form of cognitive-behavior therapy or of clinical behavior analysis.

The therapy is based on mindfulness practices and uses commitment and behavior strategies to increase flexibility overall. The goal is to live by your values and show up in each aspect, regardless of what presents itself at any given moment. All of this takes place with the understanding that our brain pulls us in constantly to anticipatory perceptions, distracting and sometimes fear-based thoughts. At these times, ACT teaches us to observe, notice and then return to the present moment. Thoughts are just thoughts after all.

Read My full article on ACT here.
 

 
Mindfulness Meditation
Mindful Meditation is the practice of intentionally focusing on the present moment no matter what we are dealing with, accepting without judgment, while paying attention to any physical sensations, thoughts, and emotions that arise.

It’s helps us to be exactly where we are, rather than focusing on what we need to do, where we need to be, how wrong or right something is/was, how good or bad an experience is/was or how intense or tolerable physical pain is/was.

You can read more about Mindfulness Meditation Here.
 

 
Mindfulness Bases Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of MBSR, which is an eight week course that teaches human-BEING, not human-doing through mindfulness. The course is meditation based and focuses on living in the present moment with observation and without judgement. This course has been studied and proven to reduce pain and anxiety.

The following text is directly from Wikipedia:

Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week evidence-based program that offers secular, intensive mindfulness training to assist people with stress, anxiety, depression and pain. It is a practical approach which trains attention, allowing people to cultivate awareness and therefore enabling them to have more choice and take wise action in their lives. Developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in the 1970s by Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn, MBSR uses a combination of mindfulness meditation, body awareness, yoga and exploration of patterns of behaviour, thinking, feeling and action. Mindfulness can be understood as the non-judgemental acceptance and “open-hearted” investigation of present experience, including body sensations, internal mental states, thoughts, emotions, impulses and memories, in order to reduce suffering or distress and to increase well-being.


 
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Have you sometimes wondered about a missing link to your overall health? The Somatic Experiencing (SE) method works to release stored energy, and turn off the threat alarm that causes severe dysregulation and dissociation. Doing Somatic Experiencing can help you heal and live more freely in your body and mind. The therapy works from the bottom up and not the top down. In SE, the therapist works with the client to unravel the energy in the body. So they focus on what the body is “telling you”. This happens by exploring physical sensations as they appear while your therapist guides you. During this experience it’s possible to have visualizations, memories, imaginative imagery, changes in body temperature, flushing and even light tremors or twitching as your body begins to unravel and discharge the stored trauma. Over time your reactions shift and the energy discharges leaving you feeling freer and expansive, instead of constricted. Learn About my experience with Somatic Experiencing.
 

 
Positive Psychology
Positive Psychology is a technique often used in coaching. This practice teaches us to focus on what is good and well in life. It encourages acceptance of one’s past and focuses more on excitement and optimism of one’s future and contentment of the present to live a meaningful life.
 
The below text is from positivepsychology.com

Positive psychology has been described in many ways and with many words, but the commonly accepted definition of the field is this:

 

“Positive psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living” (Peterson, 2008).

 

To push this brief description a bit further, positive psychology is a scientific approach to studying human thoughts, feelings, and behavior, with a focus on strengths instead of weaknesses, building the good in life instead of repairing the bad, and taking the lives of average people up to “great” instead of focusing solely on moving those who are struggling up to “normal” (Peterson, 2008).


 
Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS)

The DNRS program teaches you step-by-step instructions on how to heal your Limbic System. The method is simple and effective for stopping your brain from chronic negative associations by using the technique they teach. It will show you how to look at your thoughts around fatigue, food and chemical sensitivities, anxiety and more, differently than how your brain is currently programed to experience them. The system moves you from threat to ease slowly over time as you practice the method.

The following copy is directly from their site, https://retrainingthebrain.com/.

The Dynamic Neural Retraining System™ is a natural, drug- free, neuroplasticity-based healing program that can help you recover from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Lyme Disease, Food Sensitivities, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and many other conditions. Many of these conditions are related to a chronic stress response and limbic system dysfunction.

We directly target brain function and a maladapted stress response that is at the root of suffering for so many. We do not chase your symptoms – we teach you how to change the function and structure of your brain. When you rewire the limbic system, you move your body from a state of survival to a state of growth and repair – where true healing can take place.


 
Dr. Joe Dispenza: Ascending Your Energy: Tune Into Your New Destiny
Dr. Joe Dispenza offers books, workshops and online courses to change from the inside out. Use the link below to go directly to his site to learn more about the work he does and the resources available to rewire your brain for you beat health ever.
Dr Joe Dispenza is an international lecturer, researcher, corporate consultant, author, and educator who has been invited to speak in more than 33 countries on six continents. As a lecturer and educator, he is driven by the conviction that each of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities. In his easy-to-understand, encouraging, and compassionate style, he has educated thousands of people, detailing how they can rewire their brains and recondition their bodies to make lasting changes.  www.drjoedispenza.com

 
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