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Four Steps to Rewire Your Brain With Conscious-Mind Action

True, the mystery and complexity of the mind and brain may remain an ever present reality. Thanks in large part to advanced methods of studying the brain, however, recent findings in neuroscience have come a long way to unravel numerous puzzles.

Safe to say, many operations of the brain and body are governed by scientific laws as real as the Law of Gravity. Unquestionably, there is less mystery.

One of the laws discovered by recent findings is the ability of the brain to restructure and heal itself throughout life. This discovery alone tossed out centuries of scientific creeds, which previously held that we cannot do much about the damage caused by trauma and certain set patterns such as those labeled mental or behavioral “disorders.”

Known as neuroplasticity, findings show you have an innate ability to restructure the gray matter of your brain, literally speaking, with your mind and conscious-mind action. When you change what you think, say or do in response to an event or situation, you change inner emotional states. As emotions are molecules that transmit the “what” to fire and wire” messages, whenever your felt experience of an event changes, accordingly, this physically restructures the gray matter of your brain.

More and more, psychological treatment is less guesswork and mystery, and more application of proven science.

11 thoughts on “Four Steps to Rewire Your Brain With Conscious-Mind Action

  • May 14, 2012 at 11:27 am

    I can tell this is going to be difficult. It feels like the concepts turn my head inside out.

    • May 21, 2012 at 9:20 am

      Thanks for commenting, weindolo. Sometimes the feeling that something is turning our minds inside out can be an excellent sign of positive change. Thanks again for commenting!

  • June 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Thanks for this – excellent exposition — nice reader comments.

    FYI: I just linked it as related content to “Reframing Change for World Leaders,” #3 in the “What kind of world do YOU want?” series on my ADD-focused WordPress blog (where I introduce Jean Latting and Leading Consciously). I hope my readers will click over for your take on change.

    Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CMC, SCAC, MCC –
    (blogging at ADDandSoMuchMore and ADDerWorld – dot com!)
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

  • July 13, 2012 at 6:08 am

    thanks brain for keeping us all alive and kicking but sorry for the pain and trouble u get in process of rewiring which is painful.

    • July 21, 2012 at 6:27 am

      I enjoyed reading your comment, susheel, thanking your brain for its work, and apologizing for some painful processes it needs to endure in processing pain. A lovely statement of compassion! Rest assured, our brains likely love the challenge – it (the subconscious mind) is likely more worried about our ability to get on board and ‘comfortable’ with what is painful but necessary to bring about our healing. Thanks again!

  • June 25, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    As a man thinks, so is he.

  • June 26, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Good information The steps are an active meditation in that they develop awareness.

  • April 8, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    I am intrigued at the thought of this process. As I have a difficult situation that I haven’t been able to explain to anyone but my husband. It has been happening for at least a decade I just don’t know how to bring it up. Would a family physician be able to help?

    My subconscious performs actions similar to sleepwalking, usually late at night after I’ve gone to bed. fully awake and aware though I do not have any memory after once my conscious mind becomes “awake”.

    Is it possible to train my subconscious mind to “shut off”? Without hypnosis?

    • March 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      Hi there,

      I use similar process in my practice. It works for me and for my clients. And yes, even people with PTSD and bi-polar disorders get better.

  • May 13, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    “It has been scientifically shown that …..”

    Source for these studies please.

  • November 24, 2016 at 9:34 am

    I have suffered from PTSD since early childhood and am now work with physically aggressive preschool aged children. I am able to separate their actions from who they are while I’m awake but have nightmares every night. I have been treated with EMDR which has been very successful until now. Does EMDR fit in to this treatment plan? I wonder if being put into these types of traumatic situations each day will get in the way of conscious-mind-action or if it would actually facilitate it?


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