“Neurons that fire together wire together.”
What if you could rewire how you feel? Well, you can! I have alway loved learning, yet as a child I was challenged by understanding numbers, clocks, and the organization of words. I was diagnosed with dyslexia and received the support of a play therapist and a doctor who helped me re-train my vision. This childhood experience contributed to my commitment to study the Z-Health Education system and use this knowledge to support my clients with their vision as it relates to movement.
I recently listened to a talk about how the brain has a negativity bias. For example, ten positive, feel-good events could happen in a day, coupled with one stressful, negative event. The negativity bias of our brains will focus on the one negative occurrence. However, we now know we can change this pattern. When those good moments happen such as noticing the warmth of the sun, a pain free movement/exercise, laughing with a friend, an inspiring song or any moment that feels good to you, instead of letting the moment pass by you can choose to stop, take a few breaths, let the experience sink in and make a mental note. Even reward yourself for doing so by saying, “nice work you, you noticed!” Seemingly cheesy or too simple, yet this my friends is a game-changer. You literally can begin to rewire the firing pattern of your brain’s neurons and change the way you experience your life.
When you consistently do anything over time, that pattern becomes wired in your brain. When I work with my clients, remapping new movement patterns is one of the primary goals of each session. In the beginning stages of learning it can feel a bit awkward - this is normal - it takes consistent repetition over time to change our movement patterns, our thinking patterns and our feeling patterns.
For more information on neuroplasticity check out the links and resources below:
Neuroplasticity: The brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environment.
The Brain That Changes Itself - By Norman Doidge
The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
The more we can challenge our “blocks,” the more we grow and the more we fully live. Please join me in classes or in one of my upcoming retreats. I look forward to growing with you.
In love and movement,