THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CHANGE
Do you ever wonder why the wisdom of your mind isn’t evident in your day-to-day life and habits? Do you ever feel a twinge of disbelief when you recite positive affirmations to yourself, especially in front of the mirror?
Studies in neuroscience show that up to 95% of our consciousness is subconscious mind, which is responsible for our attitudes, values, and beliefs. Trying to change your beliefs with your conscious mind when your subconscious is against you is like having you (the conscious mind) run down the aisle of a train (the subconscious mind) which is travelling in the opposite direction and expecting to get somewhere. The train will always win.
Most of our subconscious attitudes are formed in the first 6 years of life, when the frontal cortex is not yet formed enough to logically determine which beliefs are helpful and which ones are limiting. This includes self-defeating habits and behaviours we wish to change.
Therefore, the most effect way to change behaviour is to change the subconscious beliefs that support it. But How?!
WHAT IS A LIMITING BELIEF?
Our beliefs are conclusions drawn from past events, and stored in the subconscious mind. When a similar situation occurs in one’s life, the mind reruns the corresponding emotions and reactions to the event along its neural pathway. These are the neural pathways that are most travelled and that grow stronger (like a freeway) whereas the connections that are least travelled resemble goat trails.
In this way, our beliefs create perceptual filters by which we respond to life’s challenges. The “freeways” are the bases for our actions and reactions, which profoundly effect our behaviour and thus, the direction of our lives. Re-scripting these pathways is much like reprogramming a computer. Since beliefs are often imposed in a state of strong emotion (linked to a traumatic or psychologically significant memory for the individual) it is necessary to place the subject in a relaxed, whole-brained state in order to shift the subconscious belief.
HOW DOES ONE CHANGE A LIMITING BELIEF?
PSYCH-K allows the client to reprogram the mind with new, self-enhancing beliefs during a relaxed, whole-brained state that creates balanced identification with both hemispheres of the cerebral cortex. This state reduces stress and helps the client maximize their full response potential to life’s continually evolving challenges.
The practice uses simple, yet powerful techniques to change subconscious beliefs that limit self-esteem, relationships, job performance, and health. Through a unique blend of various tools for change derived from contemporary neuroscience research, as well as ancient mind/body wisdom, this process transcends the standard methods of visualization, affirmations, will power, and positive thinking and is especially effective in the areas of behavioural/habit change, wellness and stress reduction.
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