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Are you Stuck? How to Program your Brain to Un-Stuck Yourself.

Every person deals with “Stuckness” at some point in some area of their life … read to get “Unstuck”.

This Blog will teach you HOW TO UN-BLOCK YOUR BRAIN & PROGRAM YOUR BRAIN TO GET THROUGH ANYTHING.

Do you want to “UN-STUCK” yourself?

“Don’t Stop. Keep Your Brain Moving Forward”

– Chris Wyllie

As I explained to a client in session this morning, we could take a Monk who’s meditated in the mountains for years put him in the real world situations like in the middle of New York City, and you can bet he’ll go “Holy Shit” and experience stress and stressful responses just like every other human being. The difference is he won’t stop and stay in that state, nor worse, think and plan from that state.

His brain has created a new baseline, new default mode operating system, to easily bounce back into RELAXED, FOCUSED states of awareness from endless hours of meditation, which dissipates “entropy”, and produces a very “high signal-to-noise” ratio (very quiet, little noise brain). Thus his perception and thoughts are very clear, focused and precise. Do you have to spend hours and years quieting your brain? No, neuroplasticity research, technologies and innovative approaches can remarkably speed the process.

What you need: FUTURE FOCUS “You don’t see the future, you create the future” 

When looking ahead its important to just keep your eyes open to see past problems so you keep moving forward. Moreover, flip the sequence. Rather than seeing your present problem (stuck feeling, stuck ideas, situations/decisions etc), and then trying to see beyond it and get to whats beyond it, leap ahead into the future, access DESIRED state/results/desired future life and way of being first and then move back in time and see the problem. And ask, how is this going to get me where I want to go? You may find contemplating the problem or analyzing “the steps you’ve been stuck on” is not necessary for you to start creating your future. And so perhaps you can begin to put the steps to developing the skills/abilities to get where you want to go in front of you in place of where the problem used to be. The point is this: rather than your brain firing off the same micro-circuitry and producing the same “stuck” feelings, thoughts, behaviours … you first engage your frontal lobes by thinking ahead to the future of the direction/destination of where you want to go … and then process the “problem” in light of the perspective of where you want to go. Thus problems/stuckness “familiar” state will be neuro-associated with different perspective/direction.

The point is to engage your frontal lobes to re-route a new response rather your brain activating the same neural pathways again and again due to habit. The brain is plastic & so the more you change your sequence of thinking and the more new thoughts, feelings, brain regions “fire together” they will begin to wire together, and thus your brain will change.

SWITCH SEQUENCE:  from  PRESENT PROBLEM —> FUTURE   to   FUTURE DESIRED STATE  —> to Problem (move backwards in time, see problem in light of desired future). 

“The Problem with Problems is people stop.”

In fact the problems wouldn’t bother you unless there was some awareness internally of what was beyond them. So even when people tell me consciously “they can’t see their future …” … I know thats not true … its just a case of their conscious mind doing one thing, and their unconscious doing another. So when you say, “I’m stuck I can’t see my future” or you say “I could never be happy”, I know that you have those future ideas and happy feelings you’re just pushing them away, its my job to get you to bathe in it.

THE PROBLEM:

The problem isn’t that you feel anxiety, guilt, anger, stress, worry, the problem is you stop there. Keep moving forward!

Are you stuck with a particular state, idea, feeling? Again, the problem is you STOP. You let the idea, external situation, lack of focus stop you from moving forward, and you go into the same state and with the same feelings. Its your brain, it will run wild, it will be muddied by life, its your job to CLEAN it, CLEAR it, FOCUS it and consciously bring into awareness DESIRED STATES & RESULTS, that your unconscious can automate to take you where you want to go. This is all about building new habits at the neurological level.

Key Point: Allow room to move into the unexpected, the unknown, novelty is what lights up your brain. You perfectionists I’m talking to you. If you have to “see” everything perfectly planned out in advance, your future will be limited to what your conscious mind can see, and you’ll be cutting your unconscious mind, your BIG MIND, off from working and creating wonderful things above and beyond what you know now.

If you’re having difficulty imaging, seeing, creating … its not “a big deal”, don’t get stressed about it!!! Its just let that you’ve let your creativity muscles, your dreaming muscles become weak and rusty. Its time to get your RIGHT BRAIN back in the game again, just like you did as a child, when there were no limiting beliefs or “stuckness” getting in the way. PLAYING, PRETENDING, RANDOM VARIATION, is the essence of learning. Children go to extremes, they go to the extremes of their reality to begin to build mental differentiations, between whats possible and not possible. They test limits, and if you’re a parent they test your limits don’t they??? 🙂 You should test your limits as well!

What do children do differently? Children don’t have to compare incoming data with their experience, nor limit their PRESENT LEARNING & FUTURE LEARNING CAPABILITY with past limitations/experience.

As adults “we take for granted our limitations” … we think “well I just can’t do that …” … how do you know? Inevitably we let past ideas/experience limit us in the present, as opposed to just spontaneously trying FULLY like children.

You tried once and didn’t do good? How about if you used a strategy that would work or try another way? Point is you don’t know unless you go out and TRY!

Its time to get back to that heavenly holistic learning creative dreaming state – via hypnosis, NLP, meditation, energy practices – qigong yoga etc.

SYNCHRONIZE LEFT & RIGHT BRAIN

MARRY / HARMONIZE ADULT & CHILD BRAIN

  1. Adult Brain – Neocortex – frontal lobes, dissociates from the present, and goes into the future to set DESIRED DESTINATION / DIRECTION / and makes a plan of where you want to go. (predominately left brain).
  2. Child Brain – Right hemisphere, Super-Learning Child-like heart space passionate learning, trial and error, random variation, spontaneous learning, play pretend imagination, associated and fully present with experience.

RE-ROUTE PROBLEM TO BUILD NEW SUPER-HIGHWAYS IN YOUR BRAIN:

Let that state be re-routed to produce a new neuro-cortical, neurochemical, energy, “feeling response”.

What if anger propelled you to be more intensely focused and catapulted you into motivation? 

What if worrying led you to become curious? 

Instead of “it shouldn’t be so difficult … or “why is it so difficult?” … go “it is difficult, how can I enjoy this and make it as good as possible?”.

Everything worthwhile will be more difficult than worrying, watching T.V, eating crappy food.

DECISIONS-POINTS TO DESTINY:

Think ahead and step inside of a future situation that used to give you stress.

Build 2 mental movies:

  1. One in which you STOP and get Stuck in the same “feeling” and response.
  2. One in which your focused, calm, determined & resilient. (See FUTURE FOCUS below).

Step inside one movie and let the other fade.

Your brain has just been on high speed for so long. Slow things down, bring those unconscious processes into conscious awareness.

Think thoughts, and DECIDE where you want your brain & body to take you.

NOT JUST ONE DECISION – our thoughts consciously and unconsciously have to keep activation the same micro-circuitry to produce the same behaviours.

Every time you worry you are making a decision to worry – even if its unconscious.

Every time you procrastinate, you are making a decision to procrastinate. Every time you “don’t decide” you are deciding to not decide.

Every time you pick up a cigarette you’re making a decision even if its unconscious … if you’re saying to yourself … “I shouldn’t be doing this” … and your conscious mind is going in one direction and your unconscious going in another (picking up the cigarette) … well you’re out of alignment. One part of your brain is going one way and another part going another. Thus you aren’t going to be like a rocketship launching towards your future and the things you want. You need to align yourself and build new habits at the neurological level so that all parts of you are headed where you want to go.

It starts with one decision at a time. And, first and foremost, MAKE THE BIG DECISION – Where do I want to go? and what person do I want to be? 

FUTURE FOCUS is what pulls you through the present. Future Focus allows you to make better decisions in the present to get you through whatever difficulties you currently face. 

I remember in seminar Dr. Richard Bandler talking about the survivors of WW2, and concentration camps, individuals who went on to build remarkable businesses and success for their families afterwards.

Here is inside the thinking processes of the survivors as described by Dr. Bandler which I share with you to my best recollection: 

“The whole time in the concentration camp I was thinking about what I was going to do, and where I was going to go when I got out, and how great I was going to make my life. The entire time I was designing the store I was going to make, where it was going to be , what I was going to make, the kinds of customers I’d serve, how I was going to treat my customers etc…” 

So rather than STOPPING and being in touch with the horrible feelings and horrible circumstances at the time, the ones who did survive, went ONE STEP FURTHER, and used those feelings to become highly focused on WHERE THEY WERE GOING TO GO IN THE FUTURE.

The PURPOSE, the DIRECTION & DESTINATION of where you want to drive to in the future, will teach you how and where you need to drive now (decisions in the present).

You can’t drive forward looking in the rear-view mirror, or just being in touch with the present, you need to let the FEELINGS, STATE, EMOTIONS of where you are GOING touch where you are NOW!!!

Most people go “well if I lose 10 pounds I’ll feel more confident and motivated”“if I get this business deal and more business I’ll be happier” …and so external things need to happen for you to feel internal state. Which just sets you up for disappointment, when things happen differently than you expect. You need to step inside the FUTURE feelings and internal state, and let that drive you to accomplish external things. Flip the sequence for success. This applies for many things. If one sequence doesn’t work try the opposite.

So the problem isn’t that you have bad feelings, the problem isn’t that you have stress, its that you stay there too long. Let that stress propel you forward.

What if every time you got frustrated it, led you to get curious, then become filled with desire and then GO FOR IT? (This is called chaining states in #NLP … neurologically what we are doing is activating specific neural networks individually, connecting them sequentially and then streamlining them into ONE UNIT, so that they fire in unison and automatically).

*Curiosity is a fundamental human state in which we did our best learning. Curiosity carries us to try things and so find out what works and what doesn’t. By detecting difference, we build more precise neuro-differntiation of brain maps in our brain and so acquire greater precision and skill. What drives this process of learning? Curiosity. The curious, holistic, action-oriented right brain, that just tries things via “Trial and Error”, and so produces rapid, spontaneous learning. Randomness and variation, enhances the brain’s ability to pattern information, streamlining holistic unconscious learning into routine, automated programs in your left brain “aka building new routine behaviours”.

So you probably know what you don’t want, but question is what do you want to do instead?

MAKE the big decision … and then consistent decisions one by one … slow down your brain … get ACTIVE take control of your thoughts … thoughts can make your stomach sink or give you goose bumps …  and all the while keep asking yourself “is this behaviour going to take me where I want to go?” … if the answer is no … shift your state and behaviour into a way that will.

Quickly, over time, you can build a new default mode operating system, new baseline, stabilize behind new feelings and build new neuro-associations and neural networks that propel you automatically towards the things you desire. Thus you can quickly learn to focus and relax like a monk, while getting to each the fabric of human emotions and pleasures that give life spice and variety.

The result, you get to BUILD THE BRAIN YOU DESIRE.

Interested? 

Chris Wyllie

647 688 2216

chriswyllie@gamechanger.expert.

Has your Brain Blinded You? Deep Dive into the Brain & Psyche … CUT YOUR “Reasons”. GET MORE “Results”

Has your Brain Blinded You? 

PURPOSE TO SEE. 

PRINCIPLE #1: The Brain, Seeing, Perception is PURPOSE DRIVEN.

When you buy a brand/model of a car suddenly you start seeing them every where. Its not like they just magically appeared out of no where, they were there all along. Its just YOUR BRAIN has now made it PERSONALLY IMPORTANT and so makes every one of the same cars pop out for you.

YOUR BRAIN IS A PATTERN-SEEING, MEANING-MAKING purposeful machine … you won’t see it unless your brain has a PURPOSE to show it to you …

If you’re looking for “why” things are wrong with you … or why your held back, stuck, limited, your brain will show you as many patterns/reasons as it can operating under that PURPOSE … but if you’re looking for what works, what you want, your brain will show you every pattern to useful in helping you to get there.

The Universe is infinite and so is your brain. The patterns and possibilities, are limitless, and so consciousness necessarily has to FOCUS & ILLUMINATE specific information, while filtering out the rest to guide present/future action. The patterns you see are a function of YOUR PURPOSE. Consciousness is what gives you the power to get behind the wheel of your brain and consciously program YOUR PURPOSE and WHERE YOU WANT TO GO.

What you see and experience will be guided by THE PURPOSE you program in your brain, which will determine the patterns of information you see and therefore what you’re able to do.

Start from the very beginning, start out thinking WHERE YOU WANT TO GO. You can get your brain to FOCUS ON, BLOW UP, ILLUMINATE anything, so what kind of person do you want to become? What purpose do you want your brain to make big, bright, and shiny in your mind?

As, Dr. Richard Bandler says “Think on Purpose.” And it is beyond that, you see, feel, experience, behave, believe, on purpose.

Question is, is that purpose leading you to live an epic life? 

Lets Dive Deeper into the Brain & Psyche today …

CUT YOUR “Reasons”. GET MORE “Results”

The human psyche is drawn to create reasons and rationalizations to justify our behaviour be it what we’ve done, what we haven’t done, why we we’ve gotten where we are etc. Really these reasons are created to justify our limits, failures, inaction, hesitation, insecurities … often we have a tendency to feel separate “alone” “unique” in the way that we, quite bluntly, are “messed up” unlike any one else … the reasons/circumstances unique to you … this is especially true during dark days we feel this “dissociation of being” …. I know I’ve been there … however when you’re truly succeeding in getting results there is in fact, no reason to create reasons, rather you just go after experience and create the results themselves, fully associated, harmonized, connected to life – in the zone.

By definition, when worrying, rationalizing, explaining things you are “out of the zone” – perhaps this is why many coaching/therapeutic paradigms produce limited results – the aim of CHANGE WORK is to teach the client how to ACTIVELY develop more precise control over their brain, mind, body, behaviour, decision-making so that THEY can decide and drive where they want to go, and develop the required skills/abilities adaptively on the fly.

So this begs the question is do you look at the mountains in your life and figure out all the reasons why you haven’t climbed them or why you haven’t crossed that bridge yet or let go of the past … do you seek to clarify such reasons and justification?

or do you look at all the potential mountain tops, cut the crap, PICK A TARGET, AIM YOUR BRAIN & BODY towards, ask yourself what skills/abilities am I going to need to get there create an initial route like programming your GPS, and getting on with the climb already??? All the while asking yourself, “how exquisitely, efficiently and enjoyably can I get to the top?”

Procrastination, Hesitation is in fact a decision … those of you who keep waiting for time to close in you to focus your thoughts … FOCUS THEM NOW … you know what any therapeutic change is going to do … its going to bring YOUR DESIRES/PURPOSE IN SIGHT “INSIGHT (sound familiar?), and give you a new perspective (on all the past problems) and new sense of direction.

Do you need to spend 100s of hours and $1000s of dollars going to therapies to reach such a level of consciousness? NO.

But you may have bought into the intellectual, theoretical stuff … PRACTICALITY … if your results don’t match your theory, your theory is dead wrong …

Not to mention all that time people spend putting things off … they could be doing the next new things … you could not only be climbing one mountain … you could be skipping across the top of many.

But none of use were taught this … from day one … the school system, our parents … they pointed out every thing we did wrong … from day one our brain has been trained to look for “WHATS WRONG” … as human beings we’re great at noticing mistakes … unfortunately the more you look for whats wrong the more you’re brain will find reasons why.

I am talking about something different … I am talking about using your brain for what it was designed to do … TO IMAGINE CREATE MOVE TOWARDS BUILD & MANIFEST REALITY … to see the world better than it is now, and then make it so. Our human brain is the underlying technology of human evolution. Its time you start using yours more wisely.

You are a PROCESS not a thing. Your brain is a process, not a thing, that is always growing 10000s new neurons and 100,000s of new neuro-cortical connections each day based on your mental experience and activity … its time you get right to BUSINESS … Designing the Destiny of your Dreams, and bringing that into focus …

You could be from Africa, you could be Asian, you could be from Antartica, with whatever circumstances, conditions that surely influenced the way you are as a person … but if I took you and diligently taught you the skills, strategy and mental approach to learning how to play hockey … anyone from any background (baring extreme exceptions) could learn how to play. Really your past, and even your genetics doesn’t matter … and has little reflection on WHAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF AS A HUMAN BEING … it will only limit you if you let it continue with reasons … forget reason … lets be rationally unreasonable … AIM BIG, DREAM BIG, and GO AFTER IT BIG, not tomorrow, not 10 days in the future … NOW, this moment, today. Not lets wait until tomorrow … well tomorrow you could have been doing some else new!!! … NOW, the present which is your present each moment.

In fact, consciousness is unbounded timeless infinite. You don’t need to be just in the now, “Be Ahead of the Now” … be one step ahead of the game, see things coming, plan ahead … go into the future … pick the person you want to be (be unreasonable) and let that guide your actions in the present … without DIRECTION … PURPOSE your brain will flop all over the place …. there are no value judgments, opinions, theories in your unconscious … its purposeful … so DIRECT, ACTIVELY, its your BRAIN USE IT FOR A CHANGE!!!

So do you really what to spend these precious moments focused on why you haven’t taken the steps to become the person you wanted to be, such that time runs out on you … its simple reason why you haven’t succeeded?

  • You weren’t READY
  • You didn’t AIM
  • You didn’t FIRE (give it your all)

That can change TODAY …

You can look at a car that isn’t driving properly and list all the reasons why it isn’t working right to explain why you haven’t driven where you want to go or you could just look at, see “what needs work” fix it and get on with driving towards your dreams.

As Dr. Bandler eloquently says “it ain’t a toaster if it don’t make toast.” Science is designed to make things that WORK. Your brain works … just perhaps not in the DIRECTION you’ve wanted it to … FOCUS … comes from clarifying, brightening, focusing your dreams (sure it won’t be clear … because you probably haven’t spent much time doing it and practicing … yet many worry for hours upon hours – the brain is USE it or LOSE it). We all have it as children but quickly its stomped out of us … get back to that RIGHT BRAIN … HOLISTIC … ASSOCIATED … GO FOR IT BRAIN STATE …

Your brain can make patterns out of anything justify anything which patterns do you want to see? The ones that have led you to where you are or the ones that are going to lead you where you want to go?

We all are PATTERN SEEING MEANING MAKING MACHINES … thats fundamentally what the brain does … patterning is how we learn (something becomes important to us – like we get a new car, suddenly your brain POPS UP all the same cars and you start seeing them … the cars we’re there the entire time … its just now your brain is pointing it out to you …) … Now it’s the job of your consciousness to direct and choose the patterns that you were going to see in your life.

So DREAM BIG … get READY (get into expanded altered states of consciousness … step inside of elevated states of being of immense motivation, passion, inspiration), AIM (focus your brain on where you want to go) … FIRE (COMMIT!!! Easy, hard no matter what go after it).

You got the brains USE IT!

Sincerely,

Chris “The Brain Man” Wyllie 

To Build a Super-Brain & Super-Brain Performance work 1 on 1 with Neuroplastician, Chris Wyllie:

chriswyllie@gamechanger.expert. Call: 647 688 2216

THE FAST FRONTAL LOBE FIX – Fixing your Brain’s Filter to Overcome Anxiety, Indecision, “Stuckness”

THE FAST FRONTAL LOBE FIX

FIXING A FAULTY FILTER – How to OPTIMIZE YOUR BRAIN’S FILTER to Overcome Anxieties, Indecision, “STUCKNESS” & Be Laser Focused.

What do Depression, Anxiety, OCD & Procrastination have in common? 

What common issue do Autistic individuals and Entrepreneurs who are “STUCK” share?

The Answer: 

A FAULTY BRAIN FILTER


In this Article I go into full detail of the key mechanics of how the Brain & Mind work specifically in cases of:

  1. Indecision, “Stuckness”, Procrastination – A common problem among entrepreneurs, business professionals and students 
  2. Mental & Behavioural Disorders like OCD, Anxiety, Depression, Excessive Worrying, Anorexia/Bulimia
  3. Neurological Conditions like ADD, AUTISM 

I also dive deep into:

  •   High Performance, FLOW States & How to Architect your Genius and Creativity 

For you high performers, in this article I teach you the key mechanics of how to hack your brain for optimal learning, focus, productivity & performance. You high performers can learn many key insights that will take your game to the next level by observing what happens in the brain when it dysfunctions – so pay attention and find the key learnings in all the sections.

I created this article for both true BRAIN-HACKERS, and professionals, teachers, therapists, doctors and coaches to provide you with new insights about how the brain works, and how to develop precise control over your brain. If you want to learn the mechanics of how to optimize your own brain, and the brain function of your kids, clients and patients this comprehensive article is worth the read. A little time upfront developing a deep understanding of your brain, will streamline your success down the road. Lets get to it … 

The primary function of your BRAIN is as a an ANTENNA and FILTER.

You can leverage these properties of your brain to learn faster, think clearer, overcome anxiety, procrastination and “stuckness” and take more decisive action. I will show you how. From school to smarts to exquisite success in business this article, I lay out the strategies to program your brain for optimal motivation, decision-making, and success-driven behaviour. There are TWO EXTREMES: your brain’s filter may be under-active resulting in Autism, ADHD, Procrastination, “STUCKNESS” OR over-active resulting in OCD, Depression, Addictions & Self-Sabotaging Behavioural Habits.

However, whether you’re the CEO of Google or you’re a child with a learning disability, the fundamentals of optimizing the mechanics of your brain function are the same. The person with Depression, is not all that different than the Executive or Lawyer who has Anxiety, nor is the child with Autism all that different from the Entrepreneur who’s “STUCK” with indecision and procrastination. Let me explain so you can see where your brain is at … 

You can easily leverage the properties of your brain to ARCHITECT YOUR OWN GENIUS just like Einstein and Tesla did. In fact, Tesla was born with his senses so blown wide open, he received so much un-filtered sensory input it almost drove him crazy! Yet, in todays fast-paced information age, we face the opposite problem, our brain “shuts off” and is dulled to hyper-filter out information and sensory input as a protection mechanism in the face of the tsunami of stress and information. This cuts you off from your genius and creativity. But not to worry, you can quickly dis-inhibit your brain and begin opening the doors to perception & creativity with specific brain practices. 

How does your brain really work?

Just as an infinite amount of written language can be produced from a finite 26 letters in the English language, your brain has trillions of neuro-cortical connections and can generate an infinite number of things from one idea or thought. The GENERATIVE capacity of your brain allows for an infinite number of possibilities from just one thought, picture, internal voice or feeling. The human brain is designed to imagine, plan and create new realities. This is the power of our consciousness to organize and bring coherent structure to energy and information to create new realities we imagine in our minds. We are designed to see the world the way it’s not and then make it so. The brain is the ultimate LEARNING, CREATIVE, GENERATING MACHINE.

However, the brain not only GENERATES and CREATES, it also DELETES. Do you think “STUCK-NESS” is too much or too little deletion? 

The answer is BOTH. Some people constantly run thousands of scenarios all day long, and can never narrow down and focus their thoughts. Others become hyper-focused on one thing, one outcome, one scenario, one problem and can’t see past it. Same label “stuckness”, but two different processes occurring in the brain, and thus the brain training should be unique in each case.  

Now in order to prevent sensory & information overload, your brain takes the incoming information, energies & sensory stimuli in the universe and REDUCES and FOCUSES it into specific things. This narrowing of focus enables us to function more efficiently in the specific realm of the world we are aware of, but also closes us off from everything beyond our model of the world, that which our brain has blocked off. The Filter enhances efficiency but can lead to rigidity & block us from creativity. See below. 

For instance, the brain takes the combination of thoughts, feelings and physical sensations and REDUCES it to emotions,“I’m feeling Sad … I’m feeling Mad … I’m feeling Frustrated …I’m feeling Determined”. The FRONTAL LOBES play a key role in deleting the stimuli and sensory input our brain deems unimportant, and cognitively evaluating the combination of thoughts, feelings, sensations happening from moment to moment. What one person labels as anxiety, another may label as excitement. Each brain filter works differently, thats why being a brain specialist and optimizing each individual brain is so much fun.

When the brain doesn’t FILTER and REDUCE information effectively, you end up with schizophrenia (hallucinations, disconnection from reality), impulsivity (inability to regulate thoughts), ADD (inability to focus on task at hand), emotional volatility (difficulty regulating emotions), Indecision & over-thinking (mind races in loops), behavioural inflexibility (hyper-active filter) and neurological conditions like Autism (sensory overload).

If you’re an entrepreneur, and you’re not focused and lack clear business and marketing plans, the problem is your Frontal Lobes aren’t focusing your talents and skills, into clear, images and value for you to communicate to clients. The lack of business clarity is a reflection of the lack of clarity in your brain. In which case, Brain Training to strengthen your frontal lobes for focus, motivation & decision-making is key.

SPEECHWhen you speak your brain activates the word you’re thinking of and many other words which sound the same, and others which have similar meanings, simulataneously. The filter, the frontal lobes, then DELETES those other words, and focuses on the specific word you express. For example, the word: CAUGHT. When we think of “CAUGHT” other words are activated, like “Cot”, “Faught”, “Taught”, “Taut”, “Catch”.  Your Brain deletes these other words and you express CAUGHT. When the FILTER falters it leads to speech impediments like Autism, in which speech is muddled. The frontal lobes play a key role in regulating the activity and input from the auditory, visual and kinesthetic cortex.

KEY POINT:  In the brain everything is happening all the time. The nervous system is THE ANTENNA which receives incoming energy and stimuli, and the cortex, specifically the Frontal Lobes, DELETES most of it and tunes our mind to a specific IDEA, WORD, OR STREAM OF THOUGHTS – just like the radio channel.

If your brain is fuzzy, and you’re indecisive and unclear, and one part of your brain is saying one thing, and another saying something different, and you feel like you’re being pulled in different directions, your Brain isn’t tuning into a SPECIFIC, CLEAR CHANNEL. Implement FAST FILTER FIX BELOW. 

As mentioned, your brain perceives an infinite amount of sensory stimuli, and actively blocks most of it to prevent our conscious mind from being over-loaded. This narrowing of focus allows us to more efficiently pattern and act on the information we perceive to be important. Psychoactive drugs like LSD shut down the FILTER, and so heighten the range of sensory input and energy that we consciously access. The input was always there its just in your normal state of consciousness your brain was blocking it out. Our brains have a baseline level of LATENT INHIBITION, which is how inhibited our brain is to prevent neurological overload. The more technology, social media and information overload you’re exposed to, the more your brain increases its Latent Inhibition – this is a major problem for entrepreneurs and students working under high stress, as it dulls creativity. Media, news, television, all these features of the modern world shut off our brains. So not only is fake light, and EMF bad for the brain for the reasons Neurosurgeons such as Jack Kruse document, here is another insight as to why its so harmful for your cognition & creativity. 

Optimizing your creativity and genius requires that you doors to perception in your brain, which can be achieve with Neurolinguistic Programming, Meditation, Hypnosis, Brain Qigong, being in nature, martial arts, tonic herbs and natural nootropics, which all decrease the brain’s latent inhibition. Thus dis-inhibits your brain and heightens your awareness by, loosening your neurological FILTER so that you access more information, energies, and expansive states of consciousness. Follow the GENIUS GUIDE below to architect your genius.

YOU ARE AWARE OF ONLY A FRACTION

Your brain is constantly bombarded with smells, sights, sounds and tastes but constantly, but only a tiny fraction actually reaches consciousness. Only 0.0001% of all the visual impressions that reach the retina of the eye are forwarded to the brain’s visual centre and most never reaches consciousness.

As a result of this natural PROTECTION MECHANISM against SENSORY OVERLOAD, the more we are bombarded with EMFs, fake lighting, information, stress, excitatory foods (especially processed foods), the more our brain raises its baseline rate of inhibition, blocking us off from more and more sensory input. This dulls creativity, which is exactly what we see in kids who use technology 24/7. This is a deeper neurological understanding of WHY fake, excitatory foods, like processed foods and processed sugars are kryptonite for your brain – they inhibit your brain in the long-term.

Latent inhibition is your brain’s ability to block information out of consciousness. LSD reduces latent inhibition and expands consciousness. Too much technology raises latent inhibition and so decreases our consciousness. Too much input over-burdens consciousness and therefore causes us to lose focus. Studies show sharp increase in consciousness in students who took a break from technology. And as I’ve seen on QEEG Brain Maps, qigong, meditation, NLP, brainpower nutrition, all markedly reduce latent inhibition and thus heighten focus & creativity. All the above re-calibrate and re-attune your senses. 

As mentioned, geniuses like Tesla, have very low levels of inhibition, and so their brain perceives a vaster array of energies, electromagnetic fields and sensory input, and states of consciousness facilitating greater creativity. Its much easier to architect new ideas and innovations without the “breaks being on in your brain”. In todays world, the reason people are only using a small fraction of their brainpower is because their brain has been “blocked and inhibited”, by the stressors, information & our lifestyle.


THE GENIUS GUIDE  – An Introduction

How to Unblock & Unlock The Magic in your Brain. (book to come). 

1.  MEDITATION– decreases the multiplicity of focus of attention, which at first increases Prefrontal Activation, heightening FOCUS & narrowing of thoughts usually on ONE THING, breathing, mantra, relaxation etc, and then“Turns Off” the filtering Frontal Lobes as the neurons habituate, dropping you down into deeper, less inhibited, states of consciousness where you access more of the information in your brain and unconscious mind. Meditation decreases the sheer amount of stimulation your brain is exposed to, thereby reducing your brain’s baseline rate of inhibition. Meditation is the perfect pit stop. All super-quantum computers need to be cooled in a dark room. Your brain is an even more miraculous super-computer which requires the same cooling and rejuvenation.

2.  TONIC HERBS –  Ginseng, Reishi, Goji, Cacao activate the full neuro-symphony by raising brain energy and neurotransmitter levels like Dopamine, Serotonin and beta-endorphins, balancing your brain, body and immune system. More balanced brain chemistry focuses an under active filter, and relaxes an over-active filter. Email chris.wyllie@gamechanger.expert to book a consult for what you need to balance your brain chemistry.

3.  HIGH INTENSITY EXERCISE (HIIT) – Highly Focused, Intense periods of Exercise forces your brain to engage your entire body’s resources to perform the task at hand. Over time, this trains your brain to focus at a more intense level, and access more of your neurological and energetic resources, to perform at a higher capacity when you work. Thus training you to operate at your peak brainpower when you work. HIIT raises dopamine, endorphins and serotonin which increase clarity, focus and cognitive flexibility. Did you know that Tesla was prescribed a daily exercise regimen to help stabilize his brain function? 

4.  MARTIAL ARTS and FINE MOTOR EXERCISE – Learning a Martial Art and Fine Motor Movements like Tai Chi, at first requires tremendous Frontal Lobe Activation and Conscious Focus. Over time, “the movements are automated into your body and procedural memory” into motor programs that run unconsciously and don’t require thinking. Thus Tai Chi becomes a Moving, Qigong, Meditation – when done properly. Thus, exercise over time allows your frontal lobes to decrease in activity, “take a break” allowing your filter to loosen, and the unconscious processes in your brain to take over. The result is you start to synchronize more with the universe, feel more balanced and flow like water and flow with “The WAY”. IN THESE HEIGHTENED FLOW STATES PERFORMANCE BECOMES EFFORTLESS. This makes it easier to access flow states in all areas of your life, such as when working in business. Building the neurological machinery in one area of your life, you can use to perform better in others.

Also repetitive movements like running help to trigger flow states, by repeatedly activating, thus habituating neurons, so that they shut off, giving you access to neuro-cortical pathways not regularly accessed during waking consciousness. Hence, “the Runner’s Trance.” 

5. BRAIN TRAINING & NEUROLINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING – With Neurofeedback your brain receives immediate feedback of its own activity, helping you learn to consciously control your brainwaves for heightened Focus, Memory, Creativity and performance. Neurotechologies like QEEG brain training, Neurofield & Neurofeedback are effective for re-wiring the brain. Neurolinguistic Programming and Hypnosis are important for optimizing your thinking processes, unconscious processes & automatic neurological motor programs aka “Your Habits”. The foundation of Neurolinguistic Programming is learning to use your mind in specific ways to be more motivated, more focused, and make better decisions to get the things you want, while eliminating the limiting beliefs, fears and past blockages that were getting in your way. Neurolinguistic Programming is best done by another person to you. As a student of Dr. Richard Bandler, the creator of NLP, I’ve learned the true, genuine Neurolinguistic Programming.


Back to how your brain works … 

As mentioned, your brain takes all the ideas and possibilities floating around in consciousness and DELETES the majority of these and focuses on something specific – this is the final task of the frontal lobes. The Frontal Lobes bring this information into conscious awareness. The same is true of your radio. Your Radio’s antenna accesses all the FM and AM channels simultaneously, but the information and music you hear, is from the specific channel you’re dialled into at that moment. What happens when your brain flips all over the place and can’t stick to a clear channel? ANXIETY, INDECISION, BRAIN FOG! Like a radio, your brain filters and deletes the information input of the other stations, in order to play the music clearly from the one station – the station playing at any given moment is akin to your conscious mind. Yet, you should know that your brain is the whole antenna, which is always accessing the entire range of frequencies. YOUR FILTER MAY JUST BE MAL-FUNCTIONING, in which case you may be tuned into a fuzzy frequency or the wrong channel, or you can’t STICK TO A CHANNEL (ADD!). DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, OVER-THINKING, WORRYING ALERT!!!

A second clear picture for you is that your brain works just like a google search. When you think or ask a question, your brain sorts and searches through the trillions of neuro-cortical connections, to activate particular neural networks. These neural networks are connected to many related pathways. Just like a Google Search, your conscious mind ACTIVELY SEARCHES  and “PULL UP” specific information as well as related information to what you searched from your unconscious. Your brain hierarchically shows you the closest matches. Once you’ve chosen a specific website or domain, the other options are deleted and you go straight to the website you’ve chosen. Just like surfing the WEB.

Consciously and unconsciously your brain is always running, like a car engine. Networks like your “DEFAULT MODE NETWORK” (DMN), which generate your sense of self, are always running. The DMN includes parietal lobes, which examine your relation to your surroundings, visual centres which process visual input, and your auditory cortex which connects to sounds and memories. The Frontal lobes then FILTER, DELETE, and FOCUS your conscious mind on what you believe is the relevant information. In Autistic kids I observe hyperactivity of default mode network, but poor frontal lobe regulation inhibiting clear distinctions of what is “self vs. other”, for example. This is why Autistic kids, rarely close their eyes as they lose, “their sense of self” when they do so. However, with brain training I’ve gotten autistic kids to the point where I can get them to relax, close their eyes and do all kinds of learning neuro-plasticity work.

Fixing a Faulty Filter

Working with tons of autistic kids, I see the tremendous activity going on in their brains. Their inability to consciously communicate their inner thoughts and ideas, precisely with language, may be caused by poor frontal lobe function, resulting in an inability to FILTER OUT AND FOCUS on specific information. Hence, speech comes out as a jumbled mess.

Its important to note that there is a difference between language reception/comprehension and language production pathways. So even though your child may yet to be speaking clearly, be very careful what you say to them. It all gets in, even though it doesn’t all come out. We understand language before we produce it.

NEUROLOGICAL BACKGROUND: Generally speaking, in Autism, the developing fetus is exposed to a stress response which activates the mother’s immune system. This can be caused by an infinite number of stressors, such as infection, EMF, biologic stressors which hyper-activate the mothers immune system which then attacks fetal brain proteins and leads to premature mass release of BDNF Brain Derived Nerve Growth Factor. This causes the entire cortex of the developing brain to glue and glob together”. As a result, the entire brain links and fires at the same time whenever one part is stimulated. This is why autistic kids are SOOOO sensitive to stimuli, because each sensory input activates their entire brain, and results in over-stimulation. Unfortunately under stressful conditions, what fails to happen in the developing brain is the precise specialization of the local brain regions like the prefrontal cortex. A major part of brain development is that each brain region becomes highly specialized to perform the specific tasks its designed for. For example, the frontal lobes play a major role in Language, Speech, Cognition & Decision-Making. In Autism many centres of the brain like the prefrontal language centres do not fully develop their full degree of specialization as in normal kids. So neuroplasticity training is necessary to develop the precise specialized function of specific brain regions, and deeply develop stronger neural networks, across brain regions that control language, speech, motor function, coordination and cognition.

Since the frontal lobes FILTER and DELETE, in the Autistic brain there’s tremendous activity, but the frontal lobes, don’t fully filter that information to enable the child to specifically FOCUS ON and thus EXPRESS one idea, one word, one thought coherently at a time. Autism may be tied to a poor NEURO-CORTICAL SPECIALIZATION and thus require very precise Neuroplasticity training, just like you can read about in Dr. Norman Doidge’s book, “The Brain’s Way of Healing”. 

In my work with autistic kids I see clear differences in how they spatially represent and access information, which I notice by the way their eyes move, and body orients. What may be perceived as lack of eye contact, and difficulty communicating, may just be a difference in how autistic kids spatially represent and access information in their brain.

As mentioned above, as it related to language, before we say any word, we think of the word, and in the process our brain generates all potential words that sound similar, and has similar meaning- taught, caught, fought, told, tout. The brain deletes those other words, and focuses on one specifically. This is the job of the Frontal Lobes, to take language which is generated unconsciously and then express specific words, ideas, thoughts. 


THE BRAIN’S FILTERING FUNCTION is exemplified by the Classic Case we learn in Neuroscience – that of Phineas Gage.

Phineas Gage, was working on a railroad and had an iron rod go through his frontal lobes. After this incident he experienced extreme personality changes, as he now had NO FILTER to control the emotional shifts. With his frontal lobes destroyed he was left with no filter to delete the waves of emotional activity, and personality fluctuations going on in head. We all get mad, and there are all times, where we want to, “curse, fight and tell people off”, but our frontal lobes regulate that internal activity, and select something more appropriate to say. Thats when the frontal lobes are working well of course. (IMPULSIVITY ALERT!) When the frontal lobes aren’t working right, we don’t filter and speak language optimally. In fact, the frontal lobes don’t fully finish developing until age 25-27 which is why adolescents, teens and young adults are prone to impulsive behaviour – their frontal lobes, they’re FILTERS, are not fully developed. They’ve yet to fully develop their ability to DELETE inappropriate behaviours and so are more apt to act impulsively.

At the same time, for individuals with learning and language disabilities, the filtering abilities of the brain are off which is why they may produce word salad, jumbled speech etc.

The more you or your child is prone to impulsive behaviour, the more brain training for their frontal lobes they need, with Neurofeedback, Neurofield, Neurolinguistic Programming & my own proprietary Neuroplasticity Protocols.


 THE BRAIN UNFILTERED – The Extreme

If you’ve taken psychoactive drugs like LSD, you know that they open the doorways to perception, enabling you to see colours, energies, fields you don’t normally. They do this by shutting down the filtering mechanisms in the brain. Thus giving you access to more of your unconscious activity and a larger spectrum of sensory stimuli. This can be very useful for allowing you to experience more than you normally do and thus expanding your model of the world. However, the most effective way to open the doors to perception is with the doors to perception. This can be done with hypnosis, NLP, meditation, qigong etc. 

MEDITATION and TAI CHI are extremely effective in shutting down the normal FILTERING AND DELETION MECHANISMS of the brain, thereby allowing you to access more of your brainpower. In fact, with meditation, and tai chi (moving meditation), the repetitious, rhythmic movements, and rhythmic breathing lead to a “calming & TURNING OFF” of the deletion mechanisms in the brain, expanding your ability to tune into energies and information in the universe. With meditation and tai chi, repeated activation causes the frontal lobes to habituate, “turn off”, thus you access deeper dimensions of emotions, memory  and unconscious activity and sensory input from the auditory, visual and kineasthetic cortices. This is why meditation and tai chi, are profound for expanding your energy, consciousness and creativity.

SCHOOL SYSTEM ALERT: unfortunately our school system’s hyper-analytical focus on rote, pure left-brain learning, causes hyper development of THE FILTER and DELETION mechanisms of the frontal lobes. Since learning is all frontal, “it’s there for the test and then its gone”. Worse this approach cuts us off from our CREATIVITY. The result is the creative juices, the passion, the expansion of our children’s minds and the way they think, narrows and becomes rigid, as opposed to rich and fluid. WE NEED TO TEACH KIDS IN A WAY THAT THEIR BRAIN LEARNS BEST. MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE NEED TO TEACH KIDS HOW THEIR BRAIN WORKS, & HOW LEARNING WORKS, SO THAT WAY THEY CAN DISCOVER THE BEST WAYS THAT THEY LEARN.

We should teach kids how to expand their brain’s capabilities to become good at art, math, science, english, all the fundamental fields, so that they really can discover what they’re passionate about. Instead of specializing and narrowing, we should be expanding the range of expertise that students develop.

So what would be the key upgrades to the School System?


BRAIN EDUCATION SCHOOL SYSTEM UPGRADE 

  1. More Physical Activity – increases Neurogenesis, thought coordination & cognition
  2. Focused Relaxation – In states of relaxation, inhibitions, and hyperactive frontal activity are reduced, and thus fears, anxieties and learning impediments start to dissolve, and creativity is heightened.
  3. Application & Whole Brain ActivityArt, Music, Engineering – Reward & Application raise Dopamine, as it gives students a purpose and motivation for learning.
  4. Teach Kids SUPER-LEARNING – teaching kids how their brain works, and how to optimize learning, memory, focus, creativity. 

STRENGTHENING YOUR FILTER 

  1. Deliberate Focused Concentration – Uninterrupted Full Focus on the task at hand – be it reading writing learning homework etc. Blocked periods of time, no distractions. 
  2. Brain Training – Neurofeedback & Neurofield – proven to be as or more effective than medication for improving focus and concentration
  3. Dopamine Boosting Brainpower Nutrition – Ample healthy fats, protein, and Brain Specific Nutrients, Superfoods and Herbs
  4. Neurolinguistic Programming – increase your control over your mind and thought processes.
  5. High Intensity Interval Exercise – short intense bursts of exercise, boosts endorphins and dopamine
  6. Focused Meditation – Taoist meditation focus on one point, drop into Emptiness for deep regeneration.
  7. Brainwave Entrainment & Music to access Super-Learning States before & during Study’s.

THE BRAIN HYPER-FILTERED

How to FREE A HYPER-ACTIVE FILTER in cases of Depression, OCD, Over-thinking, Hesitation, Lack of Focus, Inaction

Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD, are cases of EXTREME FILTERING by the brain, whereby the brain filters out much of the sensory stimuli and experiences and hyper-focuses on something specific – often a negative traumatic experience, person or behaviour. When it comes to depression, depressed individuals often have happy, positive feelings and experiences just like regular people, but their brain FILTERS out and DELETES these good experiences and instead focuses on bad memories, bad pictures, bad movies with the bad feelings attached to them. In the case of PTSD, the brain hyper-focuses on one specific memory or a stream of related negative memories. With these experiences blown up so big and intense, and such powerful adrenaline & kinaesthetic response it can cause the rest of their life and regular life to seem, “dull, drab and unmoving”. In extreme depression, the brain hyper-focuses on remembered bad experiences or constantly plays out negative scenarios happening in the future. I work with tons of these types of clients and every little thing, they’re constantly analyzing themselves thinking, “what if this happens …”, “what if that happens …” and run all kinds of scenarios where they see bad outcomes playing out. It’s bad planning. These individuals are so busy in their head that life passes them by.

In these cases, Neurolinguistic Programming is very effective for changing the focus and direction of the brain. Balancing brain neurochemistry simultaneously is critical in order for to facilitate greater mind control, and link these mental changes across the full spectrum of brain states.

Obsessive Compulsives similarly are zeroed in on specific behaviours and things, which constitutes the obsession and the compulsion is the need to act on it. You may obsessively worry about stressors, fears, anxieties, judgments of others, in which case your brain filters out good possibilities, and instead focuses on a few specific possibilities, usually bad ones, which your brain may be making BIG, BRIGHT, and CLOSE in your mind, thus creating bad feelings in your body.

THE KEY: The problem isn’t that you’re obsessing, the problem is that you don’t have the control to turn it ON and OFF and aim your obsessions. You should be able to put the things you want into the obsession machine in your mind, and go after them with absolute compulsion. Bruce Lee and every great athlete and entrepreneur is obsessed with mastering their craft.

HYPOCHONDRIAC ALERTFINE TUNE YOUR BRAIN – Realize that every obsessive loop, has an ending point at which point the loop re-sets. Obsessives and hypochondriacs who wash their hands tens of times, reach a point in each loop where they turn the water “off”. This is the point at which you as the practitioner need to create a new loop which connects to the end of that loop, as opposed to the end of that loop just triggering it to start over again. These fine mechanics are key. 

How do you know when to turn the water off? Do you get a certain feeling? What changes in your mind and body just before you turn the water off? These are the kinds of questions I ask clients to enable them to consciously access and begin controlling these unconscious automated processes, which is just a habit that a person has practiced thousands of times and thus neurologically become very good at.

OCD ALERT!  People with OCD are looking for COMFORT. What they need are to be taught more effective ways to feel comfort. With NLP & Brain Training I teach them how to relax and feel comfort. Neurologically OCD is tied to several neurotransmitter imbalances, specifically with GABA and Serotonin. GABA is “the OFF button” for the brain and serotonin increases neuro-flexibility and sense of calm and comfort. See this Brain Map, and red lines of HYPER-COHERENCE that show how the brain of a person with OCD is “locked in”. This is correctable with Brain Training.

HYPER-COHERENT "LOCKED IN" OCD BRAIN

HYPER-COHERENT “LOCKED IN” OCD BRAIN

Remember, being obsessive isn’t a bad thing, and in fact, is a very good thing WHEN ITS AIMED & CONTROLLED IN A USEFUL DIRECTION. Titanic entrepreneurs are obsessed with learning and innovating in their business. And if you’re a smart man, you’ll be obsessed with loving, caring and making your wife happy!

The problem is that most people don’t know how to:

  1. PUT THE RIGHT THINGS INTO THE MOTIVATION & OBSESSION NEURO-CORTICAL PATHWAYS IN THEIR BRAIN 
  2. CONTROL & ACTIVATE THESE NEURO-CORTICAL PATHWAYS TO GET MOTIVATED & PROPELLED TOWARDS THE THINGS THEY WANT.

Anorexics and Bulimics do what they do, because they feel they’re eating is the only thing they can control. But yet paradoxically its out of control because they can’t turn hunger ON and OFF. Every ON switch needs an off switch – ESPECIALLY IN YOUR BRAIN. 

YOU NEED TO BUILD A CHANNEL CHANGER FOR YOUR BRAIN

“The most important ability for human beings to develop is the AWARENESS and ability to PAY ATTENTION to their brain and senses, and be able to shift their brains state at will. To turn Motivation, ON AND OFF, turn excitement ON and OFF, turn relaxation ON and OFF, turn stress ON and OFF” 

INDECISION / PROCRASTINATION / HESITATION 

Indecision, hesitation and procrastination, occur when your brain goes in loops and loops, and often your brain is constantly running scenarios without a clear EXIT point to connect thinking to action. Ultimately the product of our thoughts will be some feeling and action. 

Like a mathematical model, your thinking processes have an initial TEST (an initial place to start. i.e. you see a business AD and then start to think about your business), then an OPERATION (thinking processes) and then a final TEST (often which idea feels the strongest) and EXIT (point at which you move into action). Your thinking processes need to have a final TEST and EXIT, otherwise the operations and scenarios keep playing out in your mind and nothing ever gets done.

You need to learn how to be more precise with THE OPERATIONS of your brain, make sure you’re using the right neuro-cortical pathways and thus THINKING PROCESSES for the task at hand. Then you need a strong FINAL TEST, which generally will be a strong feeling, that a particular action is most appropriate for the situation.

MANUAL FOR YOUR BRAIN:

1. Keep THE OUTCOME you want in mind, so that way you can TEST which thoughts & ideas will most effectively get your there. 

2. Use the appropriate thinking process for the task at hand. Making your business plan for the next year should be a different & more elaborate system, than motivating yourself to get to the gym. The mental processing you use should MATCH the complexity of the task. We  are notorious for making things more complicated than they need to be. Like diet, nutrition, exercise etc. 

You need to strengthen your brain’s ability to filter our the garbage and focus on the fastest, most efficient routes to success. The neurotransmitter Dopamine is what hones on our brain into solutions to “LOCK IN” and “SAVE THAT ONE” and keeps our mind focused on the target that we want to achieve. When dopamine is low, our brain tends to run wild.

High levels of dopamine are critical when learning, especially science. I read tons of journals, articles and books, and most of the information is garbage, so I don’t assimilate into my brain, but I’ll find the few golden nuggets of wisdom that make it worthwhile. Much of the information on the brain and science, especially on the internet is questionable, so you need a strong filter, that like on a computer puts most of the non-sense into the garbage bin and the gems of wisdom, you save and elaborately file and encode in your memory.

Dopamine increases pattern recognition, planning, executive function, and attention. The Prefrontal Cortex is the thinking part of our brain, which evaluates ideas, scenarios and then make decisions about what to act on. When Dopamine levels are high, we are very action-oriented towards what we want. This is because DOPAMINE, helps to increase the FOCUS of our thoughts on specific targets. When dopamine is low in your brain you become indecisive and your thoughts run in loops with no EXIT.  DOPAMINE is a key to DECISIVE ACTION. It strengthens your Brain’s Focusing and Filtering Abilities. DOPAMINE = FOCUS. The genius guide & strategies above all raise DOPAMINE! Do them!

The other key neuro-chemical, to “FREE” a HYPER-ACTIVE FILTER, and increase cognitive flexibility for OCD’s, the Depressive’s, and those who feel “Stuck” and “Blocked” is: SEROTONIN. Meditation, Weight Lifting, Tai Chi, Sunlight and Super-Brain Beverages like the Loving Libido Mocha, all raise Serotonin. Cacao is a fantastic serotonin booster that increases brain flexibility. The Loving Libido mocha helps with OCD, Depression and excessive worrying. I serve all kinds of these brain beverages to my clients.

Taking control of your brain is the essence of Neuroplasticity! We are the one being on this planet, that can actively PROGRAM, the PROGRAMMING of ourselves. By changing the way you think, and how you use your brain, you change how the neuro-cortical pathways wire and fire in your brain. Moreover, with precise brain training you can change the brainwave frequencies your brain regions resonate at when they do fire, and create deep lasting changes in the unconscious process that drive your behaviour. You can WIRE YOUR BRAIN FOR SUCCESS, to be “in the zone” across all areas of your life and across all states of consciousness.

Reset your brain’s automatic. Science shows that your brain fires a fraction of a second before we become conscious of our thoughts. The brain “primes us” for behaviour. It is this magical interval between brain activation and our behaviour where we have the opportunity to re-wire our brains SET-POINT. This is where the POWER OF CONSCIOUSNESS comes into play and how you can use your mind to change how your brain “Automatically” fires and responds to situations. You can re-wire fear to determination, hesitation to wanton “GO FOR IT”, anxiety to relentless tenacity.

In fact, Design Human Engineering (DHE), is a course taught by my mentor Dr. Richard Bandler, which is an evolution of NLP. The foundation of which is teaching you how to develop precise control over your own brain, to expand your thinking. Expanding your brain’s thinking capacities starts with learning how to consciously control the form and modalities in which you think. For example, when we feel certain feelings, those feelings have particular properties or sub-modalities. These components include location, pressure, speed, temperature, directionyou need to learn how to consciously control and manipulate these variables. Feelings are not “just things that happen to you”, they are neurological activity, which our brain evaluates and labels, “fear, anger, happiness”. You can learn to consciously take control of your feelings.

Developing precise control over your brain, starts with learning to control each individual variable, each sub modalities of your thinking while holding the others constant – thereby helping you develop greater precision over the elements of your brain.

The variables of our mental processes boil down to five representational systems, visual, auditory, kinaesthetic, gustatory, olfactory.

The three major representational systems we think in are Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic. For example, we imagine scenarios playing out in our mind (visual), we hear internal dialogue playing in our mind (auditory), and we feel certain feelings, for example, anxiety, butterflies in stomach before big events (kinesthetic). Now its not you are a “visual” or “auditory” person, these are just the representational systems that our brain uses to inform our conscious mind of what we’re thinking. They are the form & structure of our thoughts.

We use all three representational systems all the time, although we each have a tendency to use one particular system more than others, this is your dominant representational system.

Now each representation system will have certain properties. Visual thoughts, will have variables like size, shape, location, distance, brightness, associated (looking through your own eyes) /dissociated (looking at yourself), colour/black & white etc.

For auditory processes, the variables, will be volume, tempo, pitch, rhythm, location, among others. Kinesthetic processes, will have a particular location, speed, size, pressure, temperature. These are the variables of your thinking.

Like a mathematical equation, the sequencing and combination of the variables will lead to a different mental formula, and its PRODUCT -> ACTION. By developing precise control over each variable and then starting to combining different variables together, you will begin to find the best combinations for motivating yourself, making decisions, goal-setting, and creativity. This is where the fun of experimenting and pimping out your brain begins, and optimizing other people’s brain as a brain specialist. Manipulating and developing precise control of these variables in their mind are what geniuses like Tesla and Einstein did naturally, and are in fact highly learnable skills.


Let me give you an example for Practice:

BRAIN EXERCISE

Think of an absolutely wonderful memory with a good feeling associated with it OR think of something your really, really want – like that Brain, that Body, that Life you Desire! Its time for you to step inside that optimized you.

As you think of the memory or what you desire, you’ll get a feeling that you will feel is the strongest in a particular part of your body. This constitutes the location of the feeling. In addition to location this feeling will have many properties to it like, movement, spin, speed, pressure, temperature, soft/hard. How does the feeling move in your body? Does it move up, down, clockwise/counterclockwise through your body?  How about pressure, is it a strong, intense feeling or a light feeling? 

Now hold all the other variables constant, and move the feeling forward in your body just a little bit, does that feel better or worse? Then bring it back.

Learn to control each component one by one, by changing one component at a time while holding all the other variables constant. For example, as per above, change the location of the feeling, move it up, move it down, move it forwards and backwards, and see which location you like best. As you experiment, certain directions and locations will feel better than others, and in doing so, you’re learning about how your brain works, and what makes it work best. Precise practice will lead to precise control. 

Now lets work on the VISUAL. Think of that wonderful memory, pull it up in your mind and see it now. Notice is it a slide (a still picture) or a movie – a series of slides playing out? Can you turn the picture into a movie? Can you hold the movie still at the most wonderful moment? 

Next, hold everything else constant and start to control the size of the happy memory. Make it smaller, than make it bigger, and continue until its panoramic and its beaming down on you.

The more you deliberately activate those neurocortical pathways in your brain, the stronger they become and more easily you can access and control them. Practice does make perfect in the brain.


In summary, your BEHAVIOUR, which is the result of what you think and feel, is the product of Brain Mathematics. While the mathematics are complex and we aren’t always aware of all the variables that are working in our mind, the process for developing conscious control over your brain is simple. With highly focused concentration you can both extend the range of each specific variable and expand the range of variables in your mind, in which you think. 

Ultimately, the Output of your BRAIN’S MATHEMATICS are YOUR ACTIONS – what you actually do. Thereby the greatest test of the effectiveness of your brain function, is how you’re performing in your personal and professional life.

Are you highly motivated? Are you feeling purposeful, passionate, happy? Are you executing your dreams? Are you getting things done exquisitely and efficiently or are things long and laborious? 

To get more motivated, I recommend your paint a new picture on top of that happy memory, a picture of the OPTIMIZED YOU that you want to become. See yourself acting, being and doing all the things you want to be able to do. Be as precise and make it as detailed as possible. Keep adjusting the picture/movie, the size, the location, the focus, until it becomes something you DESIRE and are pulled towards.

As you can see the variables of our consciousness, how we think and the activities of our brain, can be represented with mathematical equations. By identifying these variables and understanding how our brain works, we can extend the range of each of the variables in our mind (adding new dimensions to our thinking – moving from 2D visual to 3D visual to 4D), as well as extending the range of the variables we think in, to generate more possibilities for our life, behaviour and consciousness,  while simultaneously building a better, faster, more efficient, more expanded BRAIN – NEURO-PLASTICITY AT ITS FINEST.

Soon with math and science, we will be able to generate equations that represent the brain, consciousness and the universe, which enable us to better understand, predict and act in the universe. The ability to predict and go into the future is what our brains are designed to do.

And now you know that your brain is a powerful filter, by strengthening the filtering capacities of your brain, you can start to program yourself to be happier, more focused, more motivated and more oriented towards success than you’ve ever been before. 

Ohhh don’t isn’t the power of neuroplasticity just magical?

THE BRAIN BUSTING EFFECTS OF EMOTIONAL & RELATIONSHIP STRESS EXPOSED

We all know that stress is bad for our health, but do you have any idea of how damaging emotional & relationship stress is to your brain? Can you imagine what years upon years of intensifying emotional stress does to the mechanics and chemistry of your brain? 

In a court of law its easier to prove physical abuse thats blatant, but may emotional and social abuse eat away at your brain in a more insidious manner over time and thus constitute a more severe form of abuse? This is in fact what I’m seeing in my private practice, doing full Brain Imaging. 

In this article I share the story and results of Brenda, a client of mine, to raise awareness of the damaging effects of emotional stress in relationships, marriage, and in the workplace, and empower women both in personal and professional settings to say “NO!” to abuse, and take control of their brain. If you are a women reading this, the results are indisputable, and I highly suggest you implement the recommended Neuroplasticity Dopamine Boosting strategies outlined in this article below, for improving hormone, energy, vitality and fertility levels, brain health and function, cognition and creativity and protecting against Alzheimer’s and Neuro-degeneration. Protect it or lose it!

I have worked with Brenda for over a year, and this last QEEG Brain Mapping of her brain shows just how serious emotional stress is and that it’s equally if not more severe than physical stress and abuse.

This article will dive deep and give you the fundamental teachings of stress affects your brain mechanically and neurochemically, and thus your cognitive and mental abilities and physical ability. Before I give you all these details, which teachers, parents, lawyers should know, here are just a sneak preview of the ways Emotional Stress from relationships damages your brain: 


BRAIN BUSTING EFFECTS OF EMOTIONAL STRESS

  1. Literally “SHUTS OFF” certain aspects of your brains functioning, increasing the latent inhibition, as protection mechanism, to the point where your brain literally SHUTS OFF memory, hearing, vision, and cuts you off from your nervous system. Brenda has had to wear a hearing aid, and practically lost her hearing and memory from this relationshipLOOK AT THE EXTREME BLUE IN THE AUDITORY CORTEX across Delta, Theta, Alpha – these are the slower way frequencies that the auditory cortex & limbic system are designed to resonate at.
  2. Stress rapidly DEPLETES VITAL NEUROTRANSMITTERS like Dopamine, Acetyl-Choline & Catecholamines which fuel focus, memory & higher cognition.  Also, DESTROYS MYELIN and “WHITE MATTER” leading to significant signalling issues. SEE BLUE LINES – HYPO-COHERENCE – means Brenda’s brain is not, “firing and wiring” together and is disconnected.
  3. Stress causes a TSUNAMI of HYPER-ACTIVATION of the Auditory Cortex and Limbic System, associated with mass cortisol and inflammatory cytokine release, which directly damages the Hippocampus, the major memory hub of your brain, and DECREASES NEUROGENESIS significantly (HUGE!!!). This Hyper-Inflammatory Response is precisely what we see on Brenda’s Brain Map. This also corresponds to external sense which have shut off, but her Mind and Auditory Internal Dialogue literally “SCREAMING AT HER!”, similar to what most people who are depressed experience. 
  4. Emotional Stress DESTORYS THYROID FUNCTION, HORMONE LEVELS & LEADS TO WEIGHT GAIN, BRAIN FOG & LETHARGY. Brenda’s thyroid and fat-burning ability have all been compromised. Inflammatory cytokines, produced by the liver directly shut off your thyroid and convert active T3 to inactive Reverse T3. The thyroid is the gas pedal that allows you to drive your FERRARI BRAIN.

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As you can see emotional stress is in fact physical. It physically damages the victims brain. But take a look at the Post QEEG Brain Map on the right and see how rapidly and powerfully Brenda’s brain balanced after just short session of Brain Training Work. Let me explain HOW …


I had Brenda come in for a Brain Mapping this past Tuesday. It’s been several months since I did intensive Brain work with her. Over the past few months Brenda’s been going through a difficult legal battle with her ex-husband, “a monster from hell it seems”, who does everything he can to control and trigger her – from sending nasty messages, to messing with the process and on and on and on. For Brenda, this has caused her brain function to get more imbalanced, be more in a state of hyper-activation and excito-toxicity, leading to major memory, hearing, and focus issues, and dulling her creativity, senses and enjoyment with life. Just as I’m doing with Brenda, you need to protect yourself and re-wire your brain’s response from emotional stress too. See the increase in Red Hyperactivity in Beta and High Beta on the right QEEG Brain Map performed this Monday compared to the 2016 – particularly in the temporal lobes and auditory cortex where stress hits the hardest. 

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2016 BRENDA BRAIN BRAIN

2017 BRENDA'S BRAIN - After More Stress

2017 BRENDA’S BRAIN – After More Stress

 


In relationships we become used to particular ways of feeling, being and responding – we become tolerant of and familiar with stress. The brain is designed to make things FAMILIAR. Stress quickly becomes a habit the more people around you NEGATIVELY train your brain! This begs the question, what relationships are draining you and eating away at your brain that you need to let go of? 

As you read this article, and learn about the effects of stress on your brain, ask yourself, what do I want to get out of this article? What information do I need for myself? And then how can I use this to create healthier relationships? When you learn with your purpose in mind, your brain will focus on finding the information you need – and your memory will work a lot better too! So no need to worry and ADD TO YOUR STRESS!!!

Whatever its to empower yourself in business relationships or stand in your power in a personal relationship, remember to use your brain and think on purpose and don’t let your response and how you think and feel be at the mercy of others. TAKE ACTION. Build up your brain in advance and inoculate yourself to stress. Strengthen your control over your brain. Here’s why:

Once our brain has experienced traumatic physical abuse it creates major defence mechanisms and unconscious blockages to protect us from accessing those experiences again. The memories are so emotionally potent that our brain immediate disassociates and blocks us from accessing it. The pain is too overwhelming and so our brain “turns it off”, with good reason (psychologists listen up!)

However, emotional and social stress, rather than being a “CANON BALL” like physical abuse, is like boiling a frog in hot water, slowly and progressively boiling the water hotter and hotter over-time. In fact, this over-heating increases the baseline sensitivity and activation of the alarm centres in the amygdala and auditory cortex, progressively causing smaller and smaller things to trigger emotional stress in you. More and more you begin to constantly “hear the abuser’s voice louder in your mind”, and “see their harmful actions clearer and clearer, and closer and closer” … which fries your nerves and leaves them chronically in a state of “HYPER-ACTIVATION”. In essence, the stress chemicals accumulate, and the brain never shuts off or calms down, as seen by major deficiencies in the slow-wave frequencies like Delta, Theta, and Alpha, on Brenda’s brain. Over-time this destroys sleep, memory, relaxation, spatial abilities, focus and sensory acuity, and drains the brain because the brain needs to drop down into these slower frequencies to regenerate proteins and neurotransmitters. Moreover, in order to get deep sleep and regeneration, which facilitates growth hormone release, anti-aging, fat burning, and autophagy we need slow delta brainwave sleep. For efficient memory consolidation, and organization of neuro-cortical pathways, our brain needs to drop down into “theta dominant states” between 4-8Hz.

Information encoding and memory consolidation occur at different frequencies, in different networks in the brain and when the brain is operating at different speeds.


 HOW YOUR BRAIN WORKS 101 – ENCODING & MEMORY 

The brain needs sufficient excitatory neuro-chemical firing, specifically glutamate to stimulate long-term potentiation and new learning. Too slow, low voltage, Blue Brain (seen on QEEG) frequently is diagnosed as ADD. When processing information, the brain adds tons of information “to the cloud computer of our brain” and then later on will slow down into slower wave states in which, the bits of information in your brains cloud computing system, are systematized and organized into memory, which occurs in states of Alpha and Theta. The emotional and memory centres are designed to resonate between 6-9HZ when functioning optimally.

In a state of hyper activation, Beta and High Beta, the state in which Brenda’s brain is living, she’s constantly “ON” high speed receiving information, but her brain isn’t going into the right states where that information can be coherently organized into memory. Thus things mentally for her seem cloudy and new information, new people, new faces, and conversations don’t seem to stick. 


Brenda, remarked to me that her creativity has been “dulled” and she’s been having issues finding her passion, her drive and her direction for herself personally and with her business. Specifically, Alpha brainwave levels correspond to how synchronized and balanced mechanically and energetically our brain is. When our brain is producing ample ALPHA, we feel, “in the zone”, “on our game”, “in the flow”, “energized and on point” since in Alpha synchronizes our CONSCIOUS and UNCONSCIOUS MIND. I train people’s brain to be “in the zone”, relaxed and focused across all areas of their life. All the neuro-chemicals, and “nootropics”, like Dopamine exist in your brain, you just have to learn how to consciously “TAP” the compound pharmacy and mix your own cocktails in your brain – SEE DOPAMINE BOOSTERS BELOW.

When your brain’s ALPHA brainwave output is high, your conscious and unconscious fully align, and this is when you feel, “balanced”and all parts of your brain feel like they’re moving in the same direction. With deficiencies in Alpha, often it will seem like there are ropes pulling you in different directions and one part of your brain will be battling with another, leading to “stuckness”, “frustration”, “feeling disconnected”, “off purpose” and your brain running in all kinds of loops. Sound familiar? 

As seen on hundreds of Brain Maps, Brenda’s an example, emotional stress, de-synchronizes the brain, decreasing your memory, creativity, ability to visualize, and feel connected and associated with what you are doing (all of which require lots of ALPHA brainwave activity). Stress can also cause your brain to dissociate you from your experience, and so you’ll be going through the motions, but “not be present” and start to forget things, like “what you were doing did 10 minutes ago”, or “why you’re in a certain room of your house”as Brenda has remarked. Another consequence is you’ll feel un-motivated and lose your sense of pleasure and enjoyment of activities since you’re not “IN THEM”, experiencing them directly. Stress cuts you off from your nervous system. This response is appropriate in particular areas, such as dissociating us from harmful memories of abuse or trauma to protect us, but the brain has a tendency to generalize this protection mechanism, and so the more stress you face the more you become dissociated from all aspects of your life. The result is motivation, memory and enjoyment of life all suffer.

GENIUS & INTUITION ALERT:

Your brain has BASELINE level of INHIBITION, to prevent sensory and information overload. Geniuses and highly creative individuals naturally have a very low level of inhibition, and in fact, many geniuses have, like Tesla had, such a low level of inhibition that the overload of sensory input can drive you crazy. However, unlike Tesla, most people have overly inhibited brains as a result of excessive stress, work demands and information overload with technology, social media etc. Stress inhibits the brain, which for a highly spiritual, intuitive person like Brenda, has cut her off from her full creative, intuitive abilities. Thus dis-inhibiting her brain is key to heightening her spiritual and intuitive abilities, creativity and ability to “Tune In”. As emotional stress amplifies over the course of an abusive relationship, the brain raises its set-point level of inhibition, as a protection mechanism. In Brenda’s case, her brain turned up the inhibition to the point where her brain turned her hearing off, and she recalls telling her ex during their relationship that she, “couldn’t hear him anymore externally …” which is true. Her brain has blocked off the auditory sensory input, which you may have experienced where the abuser is a yeller, screamer, and authoritarian. Unfortunately the abuser may take this “inability to hear” to abuse the victim even more. For the lawyers, the evidence is in the Brain Map, look at the excitatory activity in the temporal lobes of Brenda’s brain in High Beta.

SEX SABOTAGE

Stress decreases the sensitivity of your senses and your precision over them. This can specifically decrease our kinaesthetic feeling and connection with our body, “dulling” the feeling and inhibit orgasms during sex.

Stress shuts off the brain in particular ways and in others turns it on so loud its screaming!

TSUNAMI THOUGHTS OF STRESS – THAT NEVER STOP!

Holy Stress Response

Holy Stress Response

As you can see by the major spike in Brainwave Amplitude across the auditory cortex and frontal lobes, at 34 seconds, this huge stress response in the brain was generated by “just the single thought of her Ex”, igniting an ENTIRE TSUNAMI of Cortisol, Adrenaline and Stress Chemicals in the brainOver time, with your brain bathed with cortisol, the chronic elevation causes hormones to flatline, quickly bringing adrenal fatigue, lethargy, tiredness and thyroid issues. The problem is the WAVE Stress Response doesn’t stop, as we see with Brenda. This swiftly “fries” and destroys brain cell membranes. This is evidenced by the “wiring” and “connectivity issues” in Brenda’s brain represented by the blue lines, which identify “hypo-coherence”, or poor connection. This means that the brain regions are active and talking but are not in sync and firing in unison. The wiring issues are between critical networks which connect Prefrontal Cortex executive centres which control executive function, language, decision-making, and auditory cortex regions which play a role in speech and language reception and memory. As a result, Brenda has experienced, language issues, clearly expressing herself and getting the words clearly out of her brain. Not to mention to poor wiring issues between, occipital lobes which modulate visual input, with frontal lobe regions which impact our cognition, resulting in a poor ability to visualize, imagine and see clearly plans and ideas for the future. Thus if you’re a COACH, working with a client like Brenda can be frustrating, when you don’t know that her brain regions aren’t firing properly to perform the tasks at hand. THE RESULT: There will be major difficulties with motivation and goal-setting, since a brain that is stressed, and “inhibited” will be unlikely to venture into an unknown future that can’t be seen clearly.

THE GOLDEN ROOM DARKENED – Emotions are intimately intertwined with memory. In fact, emotions are the fabric of memory. Our limbic system, our mid-brain processes both emotions and memory. Over time, constant emotional stress leads to chronic elevation of cortisol, which leads to damaging excess excitatory activation of temporal lobes and specifically, the memory centre, the hippocampus. This leads to a phenomenon where clients will hear, “Screaming Internal voices in their head”. 

Foggy Brain – Stress also leads to a rapid depletion in neurotransmitters such as Acetyl-Choline and Dopamine, which is evidenced by the poor connectivity and coherence in the brain, and significant phase lag (brain lag – meaning very slow neural signalling speed just like a computer that lags).

The Stress Dis-Connect – Stress damages the “White Matter” and myelin sheaths which conduct nerve signals and insult nerves. As a result, signalling issues in the nervous system develop, such as poor balance, poor sensorimotor function, degeneration of hearing, extreme sensitivity to environmental stressors and energies, and very poor procedural memory. 

Fat, Tired, Weak – Emotional stress leads to chronically elevated inflammatory cytokines and chemicals produced by the liver, which shut down the thyroid (convert T3 into reverse T3), and thus lead to weight issues, brain fog, energy issues, poor focus, memory and cognition. 

THE HOW – YOUR BRAIN PROTECTION PLAN 

You’ve seen and heard the BAD SIDE of Stress, well here’s the GOOD OF THE SIDE!!!

Your brain is a remarkably plastic, constantly changing dynamic organ! The science of neuroplasticity shows how powerfully and quickly the Brain responds and re-wires in response to Brain Training.

Specifically for Brenda, I am SOOO excited because I’ve never seen a brain that shifts and responds so powerfully to “How she is Thinking”With a little Neurolinguistic Programming, some Trance work, and Neuroplasticity Exercises, I’ll train her to develop conscious control over her brain and unconscious processes in no time. This is evidenced by the major Brain Voltage and Power changes in her Brainwaves by having her shift what she was thinking. For example, Brenda called in her Spirit guides, and thought of powerful, joyful energy and her brain immediately responded – now my job is to teach her how to consciously control her brainwaves across all states of consciousnessand start to teach her how to take precise control over her, auditory, visual and kinaesthetic thinking in her brain. This is where the Neurolinguistic Programming and Neuroplasticity work comes in and what I love doing the most!  

Before I give you the STRESS BUSTING plan to follow, here is: 

THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF STRESS

Stress not only has a mental and emotional component it also has a significant neurobiological component. Stress depletes vital neurochemicals, and neuro-hormones like Dopamine.

So after seeing Brenda’s Brain Map, and figuring out the underlying neurochemical imbalances I designed and gave her a cocktail of Brain Nutrients and Nootropics to balance her neurochemistry – The result was her Brain completely balanced across the entire frequency spectrum within minutes.

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GLUTAMATE / GABA IMBALANCE

Stress increases glutamate release, the primary excitatory neurotransmitter, and progressively results in glutamate receptor hyper-sensitivity. This can result in tinnitus and ringing in the ears, chronically elevated “brain pain”, headaches, migraines, physical pain increased sensitivity to foods, excito-toxins like additives, colourings in food (eating out can be dangerous!), and increased sensitivity to weather changes, EMF and changes in the environment. You become a sensitive canary! Not to mention internal dialogue becomes so revved up, “its like your mind is screaming at you …” and internal dialogue may be very unsettling. GABA, the brain’s primary inhibitory neurotransmitter is Glutamates’ antagonist. GABA inhibits neurons. In the brain faster is not better, like most speed, ritain and amphetamine junkies would like to believe. In the Brain BALANCE EQUALS BRILLIANCE. Your brain runs to fast, and speed doesn’t come out properly, information doesn’t stick. We need to proper space in between nerve cell firing, just like we need the proper space and breathing in between speech (autism alert!). This is achieved by balancing glutamate and GABA levels.Stress fries the brain and rapidly depletes acetylcholine. The result is you can quickly become a worry wort and worry about everything! And boy do I see that in my practice! People who run scenarios in the mind all day worrying about dying, germs, facing their boss, you name it! 

ACETYL-CHOLINE – Your Brain Foggy & Slow? Feel like there’s a blanket on your brain?

Acetylcholine controls how fast neurons fire and thus brain speed, memory, motor function, boosts CREATIVE IQ, decreases worrying (those WORRY WARTS who are too busy worrying, they don’t live at!!!).

In the Parietal lobes, acetylcholine is released increasing alpha waves bringing us “in the zone” into relaxed focused states enhancing, information processing, analytical thinking, spatial reasoning, logical and mathematical thinking. Genius’ like Einstein had hyper-development in the Parietal lobes fuelling creative thinking, reasoning, intuitive abilities and imagination, all associated with high acetylcholine levels.

Acetyl Choline is also a building block for myelin, the fatty sheaths that insulate the nervous system and conduct electrical signals. More Myelin equals more insulation, greater capacity to hold and carry electric charge, and thus better communication in the brain and clearer thinking. When acetylcholine is depleted, “sparks begin to fly”, like an exposed T.V. wire, resulting in signalling issues, such as brain fog, motor issues and your mind going blank mid-conversation.

Lecithin and choline also help to metabolism fat, and are used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, high cholesterol levels and liver disorders. Since we can see with Brenda’s QEEG brain map and EEG recordings, stress does to hyper-activate the auditory cortex and hippocampus, deteriorating it, thus increasing risk of alzheimer’s.

Thus Brainpower Nutrition, Pasture Raised or Organic Egg Yolks, Wild Fish and Seafood, Grass-Fed Beef Liver, and green vegetables like Broccoli are critical because they are loaded with acetylcholine.

BRAINPOWER NUTRITION BREAKFAST

BRAINPOWER NUTRITION BREAKFAST

DOPAMINE – Get your Neurons Firing & Wiring Together

Finally, DOPAMINE. Dopamine is the perhaps the brain’s most important neurochemical. Dopamine enhances Brainpower, Mood, Motivation, Focus, “Pleasure and Reward”, Brain Voltage, Brain Speed and Cognitive Energy. It is the brain’s “gas pedal” neurotransmitter. When dopamine levels are high groups of neurons fire together at high speed – the brain clicks. When dopamine is released, neurons “fire and wire” together. Thus dopamine is critical to learning and forming new, strong neuro-cortical connections. Which for Brenda is mighty important.

When dopamine rises, your brain says “Save that One”. Dopamine increases pattern recognition and key to planning, forethought, focus, executive function, attention. Dopamine is responsible for your Mental Bandwidth – your Brain’s RAM and Working Memory Power.

So how to re-build, re-wire and replenish your brain with all these vital neurochemicals? 

STRESS BUSTING DOPAMINE BOOSTING NEUROPLASTICITY PROTOCOL


 STRESS BUSTING, DOPAMINE BOOSTING NEUROPLASTICITY PROTOCOL

by The Game Changer 

  1. Movement – especially High Intensity Exercise (which someone who’s body is stressed should only be doing in short, intense bursts like 10 minutes of exercise in total until hormones are fixed), and fine motor movements like TAI CHI, QIGONG & Martial Arts
  2. Meditation – results in increased regeneration of frontal lobes, by increasing Alpha and Theta brainwaves, during which neurochemicals and catecholamine levels replenish
  3. SUNLIGHT – amino acid tyrosine, the precursor of Dopamine, is a light-activated molecule. Nothing raises dopamine and makes us feel better, “happier” and more joyful than the sunshine! Brenda was just in Hawaii! In any settlement packages, there definitely should be VACATION money to allow the victimized individual plenty of time to go to a tropical location for some healing and dopamine replenishment! You lawyers listen up!
  4. BRAINPOWER NUTRITION – Balanced Superfood Integrated Way of Eating combining:
  • Ample DHA & Iodine rich SEAFOOD, which is loaded with brain-specific nutrients such as zinc, iron, selenium, B12
  • TONIC HERBS & SUPERFOODS – Goji, Schizandra, Ginseng, Cordyceps and tonic herbs which modulate and adapt the immune system (speed or slow it up as needed! You don’t need to think about it, just consume them and the foods which are medicines will do the work!) Tonic herbs and superfoods are best consumed in BRAIN BEVERAGES which combine fats (to increase delivery and assimilation of brain nutrients across cell membranes), and superfoods (the medicinal foods) for a delicious, nutritious, satiating meal. WATCH THIS & MAKE THE LOVIN’ LIBIDO MOCHA!
  • GO GREEN – Ample Raw Vegetables & Juices – Anti-inflammatory high photonic power from the sun. Drink Sunshine. WATCH & MAKE ONE OF MY FAVOURITE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY JUICES HERE.

5. BRAIN TRAINING – Neurofeedback. Neurolinguistic Programming – optimizing the software programs of the mind. By expanding your mind’s capabilities with Neurolinguistic Programming you build new neuro-cortical pathways and stimulate neurogenesis.

*** All of these dopamine boosting strategies counteract the accelerated brain cell death and depletion in BDNF (brain derived nerve growth factor) caused by stress by increasing neurogenesis (brain cell growth).

*** ALZHEIMER’S ALERT One of the main reasons why emotional stress can contribute to Alzheimer’s and neurodegeneration is that it speeds the rate of brain cell death and slows the rate of brain cell growth, specifically in the memory hub, the hippocampus where neurogenesis occurs.


So for Brenda I gave her a cocktail that included Magnesium Threonate (a form of magnesium that acts on the cerebral spinal fluid) which enhances GABA production, Acetyl-Choline Boosters, including phosphatidylserine and CDP choline, as well as a few other nootropics, which within minutes completely balanced her BRAIN, raising DELTA, THETA and ALPHA brainwave production, while reducing the excitatory BETA and HIGH BETA activity.

For permanent change, I will be doing intensive Brain Training with Brenda, combining Neurotechnologies, Neurolinguistic Programming & Trance Work (to wire in the changes in both her conscious and unconscious and give her precise control over her brain & unconscious processes across different brain states), Brainpower Nutrition (to provide the raw materials to build up the brain & boost neurogenesis), and QIGONG & Tai Chi (to boost her Qi, hormones and stimulate neurogenesis). Stay tuned for the results of this full-out Neuroplasticity Brain Optimization Program.

I have only just begun to share with you the wide ranging effects of emotional stress on the brain, and while this article is rich brain-buzzing science and information there is so much more to learn and experience.

Now most get overwhelmed with science and information but thats only because they’ve forgotten to keep their purpose in mind. While reading and perhaps re-reading this article, ask yourself, What do I want to get out of this article? What information do I need for myself? 

See when you learn with your purpose in mind, your brain will focus on finding the information you need.

Whatever you’re purpose, remember to use your brain on purpose and never to let the actions of others eat away at your brain. TAKE ACTION. Build up and strengthen your brain. Inoculate yourself to stress. Strengthen your control over your brain. Train your brain to move towards the things you want, not away from those you fear.

Remember, its you’re brain, and how you build it, and how you use it is up to you! Make it the best brain and the best life you can!

PROTECT & OPTIMIZE YOUR BRAIN NOW with The Game Changer Proprietary Neuroplasticity Process email: chriswyllie@gamechanger.expert or call 647 688 2216

Sincerely,

The Game Changer – The Leader in Brain Education & Optimization


BRENDA’s EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH THE BRAIN MAN, CHRIS WYLLIE 

“After spending 20 years in a highly toxic relationship, I came to Chris for17634355_10158562317770074_5318275926493972667_n help to bring myself back to a normal state of health. For years I tried everything to improve how I looked, felt and functioned, but to no avail. Even though I ate a healthy diet and exercised, I was exhausted all the time and suffered from asthma, food sensativies and brain fog. The problem was not what I was doing for myself but how I was being treated. Thanks to the work Chris and I have been doing together, I feel like I have come out of a coma and back into the world. The asthma is gone as well as most of the food sensativies and I feel energetic, vibrant and centred and with a strong sense of self worth that will never allow me to go back into another relationship like that one. After a particularly trying week (three months actually) with my ex, I felt myself slipping back into a scattered and tired state of being. Chris mapped what was going on and worked on my biochemistry: I feel like I have bounced back to better than ever. I feel this is because of the cellular memory of healthy higher states of functioning we have already worked to create within me. I don’t know where I would be right now without this technology. Much heart felt gratitude Chris!”


 

MEDITATION 101 – How, What & Why You Need to Meditate for your Brain

30 Days to a NEW BRAIN. NEW GAME. NEW EDGE.

30 days of BRAINPOWER BREAKTHROUGH strategies – opening up the greatest resources you have, the un-tapped resources of your Brain.

For the next 30 days, each day I will post a simple strategy for you to implement to optimize your brain … I know I can get deep into the science, but let me tell you, once you optimize your brain, YOU WILL WANT TO LEARN EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO OPTIMIZE YOUR BRAIN EVEN MORE … then you’ll thank me for the all those long, juicy blogs!

DAY 1:

Today’s BRAINPOWER BREAKTHROUGH STRATEGY: MEDITATION.

When I first heard about meditation, I was like what heck is it? I read about it and still didn’t understand it … it seems so abstract, seems like nothing special … close your eyes and then what the heck do you do???

When I first started meditation, my brain would race in circles and circles, and I’d be looking at the clock every two minutes to see when the 15 minutes was up. I had a brain in overdrive, which looped and looped and looped with racing thoughts and anxiety.

For me, I started and as soon as my eyes shut my brain started racing FASTER, not SLOWER. I got more tense, not less. Meditation can make your brain worse not better if you’re just sitting there ruminating on crappy thoughts!

But when done effectively, meditation can unleash the magic of your mind, and transform your body. Meditation has been proven to boost neurogenesis “brain cell growth”, reduce stress and brain cell death, improve heart health, speed healing, increase relaxation, focus, memory, resilience to stress and energy. The benefits of meditation are limited only to every aspect of your life. So how can you activate the magic of our mind with meditation? 

Let me start by saying that Meditation is practice that people of all ages and all types of brains’ should be doing. Whether you’re a Spiritual Person, Entrepreneur, Executive, Professional Athlete, Kid in Kindergarten or Elderly Individual seeking to prevent Neuro-Degeneration, MEDITATION IS FOR YOU.

Meditation synchronizes and balances your brain and thus improves signalling Brain and Body-Wide. As a result, observations and studies show that meditation improves hormone health, neurotransmitter levels in the brain, and physiological measures like Blood Pressure. Meditation improves everything – mood, memory, energy – you name it. 

How to Meditate – 2 General Types of Meditation:

  1.  Focused Concentration – TAOIST
  2.  EMPTINESS – SHAOLIN

I practice both. I RECOMMEND starting with TAOIST Meditation which leads to complete emptiness.


MEDITATION:

1. Find a Comfortable Place – Your HAPPY PLACE, to be associated with Relaxation & Joy 🙂

2. Sit up straight – Lotus Position or on a Chair

3. Gently Close your Eyes & Focus on your DAN TIAN “Energy Warehouse” – 3 fingers below belly-button, 3 fingers inwards from surface.

4. ABDOMINAL BREATHING – breathe into lower belly, lower belly expands. Breathe out Lower Belly Swings in. This Maximizes Oxygen Intake and Stokes the Fire “Ignites” the Qi, until Qi begins to “BOIL OVER” and then Flow through the entire body. When this happens the Qi correct the parts of the body which are out of balance (parts of the body which are damaged, and not functioning optimally, will be “leaking light” and energy deficient). When my Sifu, told me this it seemed rather abstract but as I experienced my Qi building, it did go to parts of my body like my lower back, my knees and shoulder and begin to heal them. Now the Qi is so tremendous that I can injure my knee, my shoulder or my back and within a day or less, the Qi heals the injury – RETURN TO YOUTH & HYPER-ACTIVATING THE BODY’s INNATE HEALING CAPABILITIES INDEED!

5. CONCENTRATION – Focus your mind EXCLUSIVELY on this one point, noticing the sensations as you breathe in and out.

6. COUNTING METHOD – as you breathe in, in your mind count 1 2 3, and as you breathe out, don’t count at all, completely let go. Counting method is optional, but the key is DELIBERATE, FOCUSED, CONCENTRATION.

DELIBERATE, FOCUSED CONCENTRATION is so important, because every-time you impose your consciousness, and focus your mind … every time you grab that “monkey mind” by the tail … and focus it, it TRAINS your brain to FOCUS EXCLUSIVELY on one thing.


Most people get splitting results … because they are constantly splitting their consciousness between many different things … and here’s the thing … when you split your consciousness … its not like you’re chopping up different parts … like cutting a full pizza into 6 different pieces … what happens is that when you split your consciousness, you actually LOSE a piece of pizza … and so only have 5 pieces … and only 83% of the total concentration you’d have if you FOCUSED EXCLUSIVELY on one thing. This has been more experience through transforming my brain.

The more clutter in your mind, the greater the in-efficiency. The more you can focus and align all your resources in one direction, the sharper your thinking, clearer your vision, and the faster you’ll effortlessly achieve breakthroughs in your life.

Ultimately just like building a muscle, you want to train and increase your brain’s capacity to access  THE SUPER-LEARNING STATE – Consciously Quiet, Calm & Clear, MIND SHOOTING AHEAD.

While meditating, your monkey mind, will tend to wander to events, experiences, problems and all the things you need “TO DO”. Every time you consciously and deliberately FOCUS your mind back on your breathing, you engage your Prefrontal Cortex, and so increase the strength and firing of your Prefrontal Cortex. The Prefrontal Cortex, is the highest, most evolved part of the brain. It’s essentially “THE HUMAN BRAIN”, which governs our Executive Function, Regulates our Behaviour, Controls Impulses and Drives, and modulates our FOCUS, MEMORY, LANGUAGE and ability to process information and make decisions. FOCUSED CONCENTRATION via Meditation, activates and builds new neural connections between PFC and other brain regions. So with meditation you increase your brain ability to regulate the other regions of your brain, like the emotional limbic brain, increasing emotional control and intelligence.

Over time, FOCUSED CONCENTRATION builds new connections between PFC and other brain regions, thereby increasing your capacity to control autonomic functions such as your breathing rate, heart rate, and other physiological processes. As a result, meditation gives  you the power and control to increase your body’s health. MONKS, YOGIS, SHAOLIN QIGONG MASTERS, display this extreme control and ability to regulate the physical body with incredible precision. You can begin to take control of your health as well. Ultimately only you can feel, experience, and know YOUR UNIQUE BRAIN AND BODY BEST. Thus you are the one BEST at optimizing and caring for your body.

Focused Meditation develops this profound ability to bring your body into balance, speed healing, and skyrocket your abilities – athletic performance, cognition, memory, focus, creativity – across the board.

As I see on QEEG Brain Maps of individuals with ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar and many other neurological disorders, when chaos runs rampant your the brain, and your brain is imbalanced and de-synchronized, problems and dis-ease ensue. 

The HALLMARK OF HEALTH … the Hallmark of a Healthy Brain, Healthy Body and Healthy Life is SYNCHRONY and BALANCE. I work with many elite performers who want me to light up individual parts of their brain so they feel like Super-man, but thats not what brings optimal health and optimal performance. SYNCHRONY and BALANCE in the BRAIN is what unleashes the Magic of the Mind. You see many people take drugs, nootropics, and cognitive enhancers to try to enhance cognition, but this just amplifies certain parts of your brain and cuts off others so in total, doesn’t allow you to nearly access anything close to your highest intelligence.

In the BRAIN, in terms of brainwaves, in terms of brain activation, you want BALANCED Brain  Activity and Synchrony. Synchrony improves signalling, aka neurotransmitter and hormonal signalling in your brain and body.

Meditation synchronizes your brain and body, brings your conscious and unconscious mind into alignment, and synchronizes your brainwaves. Over time with meditation your brain will start to produce more of THE AWAKENED MIND, BRAIN PATTERN – synchronous amounts of Delta, Theta, Alpha, Beta and Gamma. It’s not about just one frequency but about the full balanced spectrum. By meditating in nature, this will harmonize your body with the natural frequencies of the environment, such as Earth and the Sun, and re-connect your body. Re-connecting is what needs to happen to slow Autism, Alzheimer’s and Neuro-degeneration (more on that in Autism 101 Blog).


Meditation is fantastic for:

  1. Reseting Circadian Clock when travelling to eliminate Jet Lag
  2. Reducing Anxiety and Increase Relaxation
  3. Deepening Sleep
  4. Increasing Focus, Memory & Learning.
  5. Increasing Physical Regeneration & Healing
  6. Increasing Weight Loss.

EXTREME YIN (SILENCE) breeds Extreme YANG (ACTIVITY). The more silent you can become internally the faster the external manifestation. The more you can quiet your conscious mind, the more you can unlock and unleash the full power of your unconscious mind. The more relaxed and silent your physical body, the more powerfully the QI, can flow internally to heal and regenerate your body. YIN & YANG. RELATIVITY. IT APPLIES TO EVERYTHING. 

SILENCE and RELAXATION 

As mentioned, while meditating your mind with tend to wander away to thoughts, problems, things you’ve got to do. If you are anything like I was, you’re mind probably races to problems as soon as you shut your eyes. So with meditation you want to focus exclusively on your breathing and Dan TIAN, and whenever your mind wanders go back to focusing on your breathing, and perhaps using the counting method.

Eventually over time your brain will drop into silence and you’re mind will go silent. It will seem like everything fades away. Just drop into the complete silence.  Whenever your mind begins to wander, go back to focusing on DAN TIAN and your breathing. Over-time, by deliberately focusing your mind back on track whenever it wanders, you repeatedly activate your Prefrontal Cortex, which eventually leads to the neurons “Habituating” and thus turning off. Whenever neurons fire repeatedly, they eventually “shut off”. It’s just like your clothes on your body. You feel them at first, but then after a while you completely forget about them, and the subtle sensations on each part of your body go away and you’re free to focus on whatever it is you’re focusing on.

So after a bit of work, your PFC actually shuts off in deep mediation and you drop into complete silence. When you’re internally silent, thats when external manifestation happens at lightening speed. Extreme Yin (silence) breeds Extreme Yang (Motion, Manifestation). For Athletes and Executives, the quieter, clearer and calmer you are internally, the more you’ll get things done externally. 

STARTING MEDITATION 

Start easy and simple. Start with 10 minutes. When meditating expect that your monkey mind may be racing the entire time thats okay. Deliberately Focus your mind on the breathing. Over time, the more you brain your brain to focus, the more it can learn to do it AUTOMATICALLY. We learn by first doing it deliberately and consciously, and the more we consciously focus, the faster our brain can integrate it into Procedural Memory, so our brain can do it automatically. We no longer have to try or think about it. Just like jumping on and riding a bicycle. You don’t have to think about it, you just jump on and ride.

Eventually, you’ll just close your eyes, and in an instant you’ll be riding the waves of relaxation and clarity.

CONSISTENCY IS KEY 

After 100 consecutive days of meditation, magic will happen in your mind. Your senses will become sharper, your thoughts brighter, your perspective expanded and you’ll start to see the world in a new way. But in order to reap all the benefits of meditation you need to do it consistently. Do it every day if only for 10-15 minutes. Every day you miss puts you back two days.

TIMING 

The Optimal time meditate will be unique for each person. The top 3 times to meditate are Before Bed, After a Workout, Morning Before Work. 

1.  Meditation is a fantastic insomnia remedy, and will get you sleeping more restfully and deeply. Not only that, it will reduce your sleep needs. Meditation is so important to balance your brain and bring your mind to clarity before bed. Otherwise, your thoughts will continue racing in flux during sleep. Sleep is designed to “restore order and organize the brain”. You can drastically enhance the sorting, organization and consolidation processes that happen during sleep, by organizing and balancing your brain beforehand with meditation. 

2. Extreme Yang leads to Extreme Yin. The problem with typical fitness and exercise approaches is that they are all external, and so often decrease, not increase health and longevity. We need the proper balance of internal and external power. Whenever we workout, we generate kinetic energy and liberate energy. By meditating after a workout or any time you exercise you consolidate and store this energy internally – to build up and strengthen internal organs, and increase internal flow of energy. This is how you improve your health fast! Not only that, by meditating after a workout, you EXPONENTIALLY INCREASE the biological processes stimulated by exercise, specifically autophagy, the process in which cells recycle all the waste products that have accumulated. This makes you feel lighter, brighter, accelerates weight loss and markedly increases brain function.

3. Before you start the day you want to be operating at the mountain-top of your abilities. You want your full focus, brainpower and willpower, so that you can see the solutions to all the problems and challenges you face. You simply can’t be productive or effective, if you’re not operating with your best. So take the 10 minutes, and arm your brain and body with balanced energy before you go war – YOUR DAY JOB 🙂

Now you have the “why” “what” “how” and “when” to begin a daily MEDITATION PRACTICE.

Let me tell you, MEDITATION is in the TOP 5 of the most powerful brain optimization practices you can do. Don’t underestimate the power of the simplicity. Meditation unleashes the full magic of your brain. 

Meditation has been a game changer for me in terms of helping me overcome anxiety, panic, stress and accelerating learning, focus and memory. It is a game changer for you too.

MEDITATE YOUR WAY TO A MAGIC MEMORY & MAGIC MIND NOW!

SUPERLEARNING 101 – SIMPLE STEPS TO BECOMING A SUPER-LEARNER

Are you tired of learning the slow, boring, difficult way???

How would your life change if you learned at 2X the speed and remembered 3X more accurately, so that you could accomplish so much more, in so much less time??? 

Did you know that it isn’t true that you aren’t “artistic”, you aren’t “creative”, you aren’t good at things like “math” or “writing” or that you have a poor memory?  You just haven’t learned the best strategies to be good at those things YET. All you need to do is install the right mental software programs in your brain to be able to perform tasks, like memory and creativity, proficiently. Your brain is just like a computer, a super-quantum computer in fact, and just as you need the most updated software programs on your computer to produce cutting-edge projects, your brain requires the optimal mental processes and systems for you to learn and remember best. Just like memory champions, spelling champions, and genius’ like Einstein, you need to arm your brain with SUPER-BRAIN STRATEGIES. You see it’s not about your genes or your DNA, but rather about what YOU DO with your brain, how you think, and how you use your brain, which thereby changes the wiring of your Brain. Better mental strategies equals better brain wiring equals better results. Think of how embarrassing it would be to bring a Microsoft Windows 1998 Powerpoint to a Google MasterMind Session. You wouldn’t. Similarly, you need to STOP using your brain the slow, outdated, horse-and-buggy way and START to install the right mental strategies to get the right results.

From helping kids super-learn in the classroom to helping executives acquire high skills at high speed, such as Time Dilation, and Heightened States of Focus, Energy and Creativity this blog is about teaching you the simple steps to enhancing your ability to learn. Teachers, Parents, Super-Learners, High Performers gear up … this blog has everything you need to know to become a Super-Learner!!!

You see there’s nothing special about the brains of memory champions, elite athletes, super-mental athletes and hyper-creative people, what’s different is what they DO with their brain. I’m going to show you how to use your brain to become a super-learner … and yes build a healthier, stronger brain in the process!

We’re all looking for ways to be more productive. Imagine if you had been able to escape the labels and limitations you learned growing up … “I’m not good at math”, “my memory is garbage”, “I’m not artistic” … or “you’re not creative”, “you’re not talented enough” all the non-sense your teachers and parents may have said …  and rather were such an effective learner that you could learn and do well at whatever you desired – science, business, art, philosophy – whatever you desired. What was stopping you? YOUR BRAIN. What’s the solution? YOUR BRAIN. Your Brain is a Learning Machine. Up to this point you just haven’t learned “HOW” to remember, “HOW” to learn precisely, “HOW” you can use your Brain to learn and become good at whatever you desire. That changes, NOW.

COMPETENCE builds CONFIDENCE. EXPERIMENTATION –> EVOLUTIONWith an accelerated ability to learn, you could confidently move out into the world start to experiment and try out many different fields and disciplines, and so put yourself in the position to discover where your true passions really lie. Perhaps you don’t know what your “path”, your “career”, your “future” is, because you haven’t armed yourself with the learning ability to discover and uncover the full depths of your talents. Learning is the ultimate resource. Money, Success, Fame, Fortune, Significance and Contribution in the World will be attained by the most effective learners, thinkers and creators.

I remember my teachers telling me how difficult subjects like Calculus were going to be. And based on how they taught Calculus, it was difficult!!! The problem is that in the education system, kids aren’t taught “how” to be effective learners. They aren’t taught the skills and abilities to learn, and this is the first most important thing! We’re just thrown into war without any armour to do battle with – this is what we do to kids in our school system! We are bombarded with endless content without the strategies on  to most effectively process, encode, store and retain the information. Not only that, these mountains of information are boring!!! We need to start Teaching Excellence.

Our brains are designed to pattern information, FAST …not slow and laboriously … and as the information explosion continues, theres more and more information and more and more overwhelm & chaos that builds in your brain. I’m talking to you if you’re a CEO of a major corporation as much as if you’re in the 8th grade. Every one is in desperate need of extra brainpower to be able to handle the growing information. Not only that the ability to synchronize your brain, connect the dots and think laterally and non-linearly is PRICELESS, because everyone has access to the information. Now the BIG BUCKS, the Noble Prizes, the Mega Careers will be earned by those who can think both Linearly and Non-Linearly. 

Since we’re flooded with content, we need to build the machinery in our mind to learn, remember and organize the content in our brain effectively. In essence, we need to become Super-Learners. My book The Brainpower Breakthrough dedicates an entire chapter to Super-Learning, and in this blog and the full Super-Learning Series I will give you the step by step guide to optimizing your brain, learning and memory.

So lets dive into it … here are the the two fundamental ingredients of super-learning for you, for your kids and for the entire education system.

The First most important factor in learning is MOTIVATION. Above all, your brain has to be in the optimal state for you to learn information accurately. Your brain has to be bathed in all the juicy neuro-chemicals that fuel learning and increase neuronal activation if you are to learn anywhere close to your capabilities. RIGHT STATE = RIGHT RESULTS.

Do you get complaints from teachers that your son or daughter is zoning out in class? Did you use to zone out in class when your were a kid? Do you zone out in meetings, presentations and while working today? 

If so it’s because you’ve been taught that learning must be slow and boring, and as a result it is. Since teaching methods are so boring, you WILL have a tendency to zone out and explore more interesting things in your brain – I don’t blame you!!! I remember doing the same! You see, if you’re zoning out in a Theta-brain state, you’re not in the optimal state to be processing and storing information. Not only that if you’re in a THETA BRAIN STATE zoning out in class, then when the test comes and you’re thrown into a BETA BRAIN STATE (faster brainwaves) because of the anxiety and pressure of the test, you’re not going to be able to access any of the information in your brain. I work with so many brilliant kids, especially those with Asperger’s who freeze up on big tests and in social settings, where their brain goes into stress mode, and mind goes BLANK or TOO FAST and FALLS OFF THE TRACKS. I know I had panic and anxiety attacks my entire life.

The key for Super-Learning is Relaxed, Focused Concentration – Body Relaxed, Mind Shooting Ahead. 

In order to have optimal neurochemicals and Brain Juice for learning you need to be MOTIVATED. 

How can you increase Motivation to Learn? 

Boost Dopamine – Dopamine is a “gas pedal” neuro-transmitter that increases mental energy, focus, mood and working memory. Dopamine is the pleasure, reward neurotransmitter that gets released when we succeed/win at something, fall in love, or SCORE SOMETHING!!! … score a goal in hockey, score a girl at the bar, score a new business account. Score, Score, Score!!! With more Dopamine you will soar to higher scores indeed. Many forms of ADD, and ADD Symptoms (Brain Fog, Distractibility) are associated with low Brain Voltage. Low Brain Voltage = low cognitive energy = low Motivation. Blue Brain as we see on Brain Maps. Tired, Brain Fog, cranky, closed off to new ideas? You need to raise Dopamine.

So how can you raise your Dopamine levels? 

  1. SUNLIGHT at the Right Times – The Amino acid tyrosine, and all biogenic amines which fuel learning, including serotonin, are light sensitive aromatic amino acids, meaning the sun’s full spectrum rays increase the levels of these neuro-chemicals in our brain. The best time for you to get sunlight is in the AM between 8AM – NOON. This increases melatonin release in the evening to facilitate sleep as well. God said let there be light!!! Get in the light, and light up your brain folks! AM sunlight synchronizes the clock and timing mechanisms of hormone and neurotransmitter release in the brain. It normalizes and re-sets cortisol cycles, while re-charging your cells batteries to help you overcome ADRENAL FATIGUE. However, you must be able to “Hold Electrical Charge” which is where MEDITATION, QIGONG, TAI CHI, and Brainpower Nutrition, specifically DHA, are essential. If you’re into bio-hacking, then AM sunlight is your first and fore-most bio-hack. If you want to take things to the next level, do a standing Qigong Meditation, while barefoot on the grass – Game-Changing.
  2. BRAINPOWER NUTRITION – lots of healthy fats, and protein. By consuming lots of healthy fats and protein, for breakfast it raises Dopamine levels in the brain, and increases Focus, Energy and Cognitive Performance. This is true for you in your business and your kids in the classroom. Most importantly, you need to consume lot’s of DHA, the magical fatty acid in seafood. DHA is a component of all cell membranes, and is present in all the most vital places in your brain, especially at the synapses, where neurons connect and learning occurs. More DHA = more synaptic plasticity = increased interconnection of neurons = increased neurotransmitter receptors (DHA forms the membrane) = ENHANCED LEARNING & COGNITIVE ABILITIES.  More DHA = increased Brain Energy Levels = more Dopamine. First, consume DHA via food, so that it’s in the proper geometric position to be magnetically drawn to your brain. Second, as a “supplemental strategy” you can consume a High DHA fish oil if needed. For Brain Fuel, consume lots of Coconut Oil and MCT, fatty acids which convert into ketone bodies which are the favourite, clean-burning, super-fuel for neurons.

For example, for both Executives & Entrepreneurs AND kids with Autism, ADD, I recommend a fairly similar BRAINPOWER NUTRITION Game-plan:

Morning: Consume Super-Brain Beverage such as Bulletproof Coffee or Hormone Heaven Beverage.

Bulletproof Coffee:

  • 1-2 Cups of Single Origin, Organic Coffee 
  • 1-2 Tbsp MCT Oil 
  • 1-2 Tbsp of Grass-Fed Butter or even better Organic Ghee 

Hormone Heaven Beverage:

  • 1-2 Cup of Tea – Pu erh tea or Longevity Tea from Dragon Herbs or Warm Water
  • 1-2 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • 1-2 tbsp MCT Oil
  • 1-2 tbsp Organic Coconut Oil
  • opt. 1 tsp of Organic Ghee

*** Then blend these beverages up into a warm, creamy delicious, morning delight.

Then … a Brain Breakfast comprising 2 Whole Eggs & Wedge of Avocado or 2 Whole Eggs + Piece of Left-Over Salmon or even Smoked Salmon.

BRAINPOWER NUTRITION 

The fundamentals of Brainpower Nutrition are taking the most powerful Brain Foods from each culture and discipline worldwide and combining them into one balanced brain-optimizing plan. The foundation and components of Brainpower Nutrition are:

  1. Healthy Fats, specifically DHA (wild fish and seafood) to build brain cell membranes and neuro-synapses to increase learning & brain function, phospholipids such as Choline from Egg Yolks, and fats which are Fabulous Brain Fuel, including Coconut Oil and MCT oil.
  2. High quality protein – Wild Seafood, Wild Fish, Grass-Fed Meats – Grass-Fed Beef, Elk, Bison, Lamb, Eggs.
  3. Anti-Inflammatory High Powered Vegetables and Herbs – Unlimited Greens, and lots of herbs like Tumeric, Ginger, Basil, Rosemary, Cilantro, Oregano (all of which are heavy metal removers)
  4. SUPER-FOODS and Tonic Herbs – like Cacao, Reishi Mushroom, and Ginseng.
  5. WILD Spring Water – most importantly high quality water.

MOVEMENT 

Did you have a tendency to fidget in class? Did you get in trouble in class for moving around a lot? Do you get in trouble for moving around in your job today?  I have lots of friends who’ve been labelled as “ADHD”, and who like to move and walk around when making calls and doing work … are these really bad habits or is there a good reason for these “bad” habits? … 

Here’s what you need to know about your Brain – Your Brain works Perfectly. What I mean by this is that your Brain is always going to drive you to engage in behaviours that “SELF-CORRECT” and BALANCE your neurochemistry, to fill the voids and raise the neuro-chemicals you’re deficient in. Your brain will always do its best job to self-regulate. The only problem is that the types of behaviours people are typically driven too usually give you a quick-burst and then leave your brain more depleted (Ex: Sugars & Processed Foods, Drugs, Behavioural Addictions etc.) Likewise, the same applies to most behaviours you engage in including hyper-activity – your brain is driving you to engage in them as a way to self-correct the neurological imbalances.

Have you noticed that kids labelled with “ADHD” move around a lot??? Do you think its a good idea to medicate them, or do you think there’s a perfectly good reason why these kids need tendency to constantly move??? 

Of course there’s a reason. MOVEMENT raises DOPAMINE. Movement thereby helps your brain to focus, pay attention, learn and remember. Rather than dulling and dimming kids down, movement should be integrated into learning programs. Kids should not be chemically cut off. And so how can we combine more movement, which equals more dopamine, which equals better focus and attention for kids in school? 

  1. Add in Vigorous Exercise for at least 20 minutes – Extreme Yang (exertion of energy) increases Yin (relaxation). The more you can get kids physically exerting themselves, the more they’ll be able to relax comfortably in the classroom. You want to train your brain to be able to shift states on demand. By increasing your ability to fire and activate your nervous system, you extend your ability to relax on the other end – just imagine pulling an elastic band in one direction, the more you pull, the further it’ll spring back in the opposite direction. 
  2. Fine Motor Movements – Fine motor movement activities such as Qigong, Tai Chi and Yoga, which require precise muscular and nervous system coordination are the ultimate brain boosters. By activating the cerebellum and sensory motor regions, which coordinate fine motor movements, this increases the plasticity and coordination of thinking and cognition. Everything is connected. Not only that, the cerebellum houses 50% of the neurons in your brain, and movement has been proven to promote neurogenesis, the growth of new neurons. If you’re looking for “Cognitive Enhancement Brain Training”  learn an energy practice like Qigong or Tai Chi, it’s the ultimate brain-hacking practice – it totally knocks sitting at a computer and playing brain games out of the park!!!

I teach all these exercises, movements, and activities to kids and students as part of my Little Warriors Workshop – see Events Calendar. 

SUPER-STATE LEARNING 

NEURO-ASSOCIATION

Neuro-Association is about teaching kids “how” to operate their brain. How to build the triggers and switches in their brain to shut on and shut off relaxation, shut on and shut off heightened focus and attention, shut on and shut off their mathematical mind, musical mind, philosophical mind, analytical mind, and to access the right state at the right time for the right results

Your brain is like a Computer, a Super-Quantum Computer in fact. Quite simply, you have your underlying hardware, your neurology and then you have the software operating systems – your mind, thinking & consciousness – which runs through the hardware. By using your mind and installing effective mental strategies and operating systems, you can change your neurology and neurochemistry to access heightened states of learning and memory. I teach all these mental strategies in my workshops.


 SUPER-LEARNING STRATEGY 

For example, visualize a full Blackboard in your mind in a particular location in your mental space … before you begin to learn specific material access a particular feeling, ideally one of success and accomplishment which makes you feel relaxed and alert … then begin to absorb material in this relaxed and alert state with this feeling … as you do begin to ADD information – diagrams, equations etc. – to the BLACKBOARD or WHITEBOARD (whatever you prefer) in your mind … then with all the information on your BOARD, see the information confirm that its correct, feel the good feeling, and store it in a particular place in your mind … then BOOM its locked in your brain and all you need to do is look in that place in your mind & feel that same feeling to access that specific information. First, the DEPTH & EXTENSIVENESS of information ENCODING increases the STRENGTH OF THE INFORMATION & MEMORY CONSOLIDATION. The more senses engaged and the more elaborate the encoding, the more triggers and easier it is to access the memory. Second, Learning is State-Dependent. All you need to do is access that same feeling & neuro-chemical state to easily access the specific information learned in that state. If you’re like most, when taking tests, writing exams and speaking, you go into a fight-or-flight stressful excited state, which is different than the state you learned the information in. Thus when writing tests you can’t access the information, which then creates more stress and just amplifies your anxiety even more! This vicious cycle of anxiety can become a virtuous cycle when you learn how to control your brain.


Above is just a small example of the Learning & Memory Strategies which I teach to kids and university students to get them achieving straight 95%+++ in high school, and to get individuals like you supercharging your clarity, memory and creativity with your business.

Using the power of your mind alone, you can build precise triggers or anchors, to store and access information in particular states, for whenever you want and need it.

If you’re taking drugs, this can completely mess up your neuro-chemical state, and thus destroy memory, specifically RECALL while taking tests (due to different neurochemical state when learning vs. when taking test). In fact, most drugs deteriorate memory by stressing and depleting the brain of nutrients, such as B vitamins, and down-regulating your brains own inner neurochemical factories.

Learning is state dependent. The neuro-chemical state in which you Learn & Encode information will be the optimal neurochemical state you need to re-access in order to “tune into” and access that specific information most effectively. This is why sports rituals, and rituals before exams and tests …. and in fact building in different rituals for different types of tests is so effective. It triggers particular states to heighten performance in those tasks. 

Now, equally you can experiment and build neuro-associations with many external things   such as smells and oils, and particular foods. In fact, I’d recommend you eat particular foods before studying for particular courses or materials. This will ensure that your brain is in the same neuro-chemical and energetic state at time of testing as it was when you were learning and processing the information. P.S. I like chocolate, Cacao, when getting crazy creative 😉 Bring on the Hormone Heaven Beverages!!! This can make learning fun!!! Learn History Facts with Goji Berries for Super-Memory. Delicious. Delightful. Awesome!!!

GAME-CHANGER APPROVED STRATEGIES:

  • Math = Eggs & Salmon and/or Avocado 
  • English = Super-Brain Beverage – Loving Libido Mocha or Bulletproof Coffee or Game Changer Green Tea with Tonic Herbs. 
  • History = Goji Berries & Green Tea (memory). 

Mind. Memory. Magic. Munch. Munching on Goji Berries are one of my favourite Memory Foods! Not only for memory Goji berries are loaded with lithium which helps to boost and stabilize mood & neurologic activity. My clients, especially those with Bipolar, Depression & Autism eat lots of Goji Berries.

APPLICATIONS – HOW IS THIS USEFUL???!!!!

You need to show kids the full applications of how they will be able to use and be rewarded for learning knowledge. Relate math to earning money, abstract reasoning and discovering the fundamental laws of the universe to being an innovator like Einstein … get kids inspired to be the next Einstein!!! … and relate science to optimizing their brain, health and performance in athletics, for instance. Reward kids for learning. Show them that their ticket to being and doing whatever they want is becoming an effective learner. Instil in kids the fact that: LEARNING = FREEDOM = LIMITLESS.

EXPERIMENTATION 

Cultivate the power of Curiosity. Capture the Imagination of Children. Use Deep Questioning. Teaching kids to think scientifically, and to experiment. Build an attitude of courage and curiosity to encourage kids to go out and “try” new things and observe the results. Teach kids how to Self-Experiment, how to “Bio-Hack” and become Optimizers and Problem-Solvers. Teach kids how to form hypotheses, how to run experiments, and how to measure, quantify and generate conclusions that stimulate further thinking and experimentation.

In our society, in youth we need to cultivate The 3 C’s: CURIOSITY, CREATIVITY & COURAGE to motivate kids to experiment and try on new ideas. Just as you lovely ladies so avidly try on new dresses and clothes while shopping! In doing so we’ll help kids discover and cultivate their true passions Experimentation, Application and Discovery of course raise what??? DOPAMINE and thus MOTIVATION! Novelty, Pattern Recognition, Pleasure of Accomplishment, are all Dopamine Boosters. 

You need to ignite the creative spirit in your kids and in yourself. You do so by learning how to become an “effective thinker’ and to constantly put your ideas to the test with excitement, anticipation and NON-ATTACHMENT. Nothing is “Failure”. Everything is just Feedback, information that you can use to become better. Failure is “saying I’m not mathematical” “I’m not smart” or labelling yourself or others … throwing your hands up and not doing anything. Its not that you aren’t mathematical or not creative, its just that you haven’t learned the process and strategy TO DO math and to create optimally.

FULL BRAIN LEARNING SYSTEMS 

Learning and Memory are accelerated by fully engaging as many senses as you can. A common phenomenon among individuals with amazing memories, idiot savants, and memory champions is synesthesia, the blending of the senses. For example, many genius’ see numbers and names as bright, coloured images. The brains of Idiot savants “geniuses’” do this automatically, while memory champions and people who want to increase their memory do this DELIBERATELY. Work with, not against, how your brain learns best. Bottom Line, learn the mental strategy and you develop the same outstanding mental abilities.

In terms of teaching, by integrating visual, auditory and kinaesthetic methods of teaching you engage and over-lap the senses and so increase the strength of the encoding of information. Stronger encoding equals stronger memory equals stronger retrieval. So FULL-BRAIN Learning systems integrate music, movement, visual, auditory and kinaesthetic and even gustatory and olfactory senses (especially by applying the super-learning strategy above, linking specific foods, which increase your cognitive abilities in that discipline, with specific information).

The common theme is STACKING THE DECK TO YOUR ADVANTAGE. Stacking strategies on top of strategies, and senses on top of senses, to deepen and strengthen learning.

SECOND PILLAR OF SUPER-LEARNING – STRATEGIES. 

Installing Optimal Mental Software Systems in your Brain. 

The FIRST PILLAR OF SUPER-LEARNING is Optimizing your BRAIN’s Neurochemistry to get in “THE OPTIMAL STATE” for Learning. The second FUNDAMENTAL INGREDIENT FOR SUPER-LEARNING are STRATEGIESKnowing “HOW” to Learn. By arming yourself with the mental strategies, you arm yourself with the mental abilities.

The first most important step is teaching kids and learning yourself, “HOW” to learn most effectively. Imagine having to design a full presentation using Powerpoint 1998. By using an out-dated program, you’re limited by what the program can do. Same is true for Learning, you need to UPGRADE your mental processes … aka … the software operating systems of your brain so that you can learn, remember and create most effectively. We must move away from the slow “Horse & Buggy” Approach of learning, with rote, difficult, antiquated strategies, and move towards a systematic approach to learning with mental strategies that “WORK WITH” the brain’s natural ability to pattern, process and learn information RAPIDLY. Those who are able to LEARN HIGH-LEVEL SKILLS at HIGH SPEED will have the edge.

This is where Neuro-Linguistic Programming comes in. NLP is about learning, identifying and installing in your brain the mechanical mental strategies that people who are extremely successful at something use. For example, using MEMORY strategies like synesthesia, or Method of LOCI (more on memory strategies to come!) to accomplish amazing feats of memory just like memory champions or strategies to turn anxiety into hyper-focus.

And Guess what??? When you arm people with the strategy, they develop the skill. I work with many kids that come to see me and they tell me “they’re not good at math … they aren’t good at writing and English … they aren’t artist”  it’s not that they aren’t artistic, its just that they haven’t learned the strategy to produce good art … YET.


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For example, mathematics is highly kinaesthetic, “you feel when you have the right answer”. Teaching kids to “cheat” by designing big pictures and graphs in their mind and then get the good feeling when they have the right answer is simple.

For writing and English, I have kids and people with “writer’s block”, see their thoughts begin to switch from still pictures to movies … and then I activate anticipation & curiosity in them … we’ve all been curious … and then rather than “planning” things out, like all English classes recommend … you know intro, body paragraph, topic sentence, conclusionblah blah blah … I have students, activate a state of INSPIRATION to their lifetime of experiences and knowledge, and in this magical state allowing a movie to develop in their mind … have their mind open the door, hit the button and allow ideas to come together … and then in this state, writing becomes as simple as just watching the movie in their mind, and allowing all the streams of thoughts and ideas to flow onto the page. Learn the right strategy and you’ll be successful.

When it comes to art, you have a lifetime of experience of pictures, images, sights and sensory input … and when you get people in a state of excitement and anticipation … and build in a strategy that connects the pictures in their mind to their hand drawing on the page, suddenly they can just “trace” their mental images and produce outstanding art.

Ultimately, memory champions who remember decks of cards, and hundreds and hundreds of numbers, names, places and faces, don’t have anything special about their brain, whats special is what they do with their brain, the mental strategy. For Memory, learning, focus, determination, overcoming anxiety, seek out the very best strategies … ask people “How” they do things in their mind … learn the technique and then install it in kids, adults athletes, executives, peak performers, and watch performance SKYROCKET!.

It’s just like spelling. We all we’re taught to spell “phonetically”, which you can’t even spell phonetically!!! The best spellers make pictures in their mind of the words, see the word correctly spelled and then get the good feeling and know that they’re right.

Study Success. Learn the Strategy. Install the Strategy. The Skills Transfers. Success is the Result.


 

Life is Learning. Learning is Life. Learning is the doorway to freedom. Freedom from fear, freedom to persevere, freedom to discover and develop your full talents, is build upon the ability to learn. The future and success will be ruled by Learners and Creators. People who are problem solvers, non-linear thinkers, and able to connect disparate pieces of information and put things together.

As the information continues to flood on in, and you and your kids are bombarded constantly with content, being able to slice through the non-sense and learn is PRICELESS. 

Optimizing your ability to learn, its not just limited to math, to science, to business, becoming a SUPER-LEARNER transforms your attitude and approach in every way. Suddenly difficulty doubles your skills as opposed to cutting them in half, and you move out into the world not with fear, but with curiosity and anticipation to unveil new amazing frontiers.

In this post, you’ve learned the two essential ingredients which are the foundation of Super-Learning, Motivation and Strategy. A Super-Learning Series of Youtube Videos and Blogs will dive deeper into SUPER-MEMORY STRATEGIES, CREATIVITY, OPTIMAL BRAIN FOOD for MEMORY plus many more juicy topics.

Imagine how your life and your kids life would be different, if you were motivated, focused and PULLED to accomplish things??? 

Imagine if you programmed your brain in such a way so that you get all the boring, mundane things done at high speed, so you have time for everything you want to do. 

Think of how the trajectory of your life and your kids life would change if you become an effective learner, and moved into the world not with fear, but with curiosity, excitement and a willingness to try, experiment and gain wisdom? What if you really are creative and artistic? What if you really are motivated? What if you just haven’t learned the strategy, YET.

Now is the time to change the game. Now is the time to Super-Learn. Now is the time to push the limits of possible … and learn and be good at that the very things “YOU THOUGHT” or “WERE TOLD” you aren’t good at … and as these limitations breakdown, you’ll find that all your limitations across the board begin to fall … and what rises is YOU, THE SUPER-LEARNER, The Super-SUCCESS that you are, and you are designed to be.

Now is the time to take our educational system to the next level. Now is the time to inspire and ignite our YOUTH. Now is the time to ignite and activate YOURSELF and your full abilities.

Become a Super-Learner NOW.

Sincerely,

CHRIS “THE BRAIN MAN” WYLLIE 

Stunning Simplicity of Laughing, Learning & Mastery

Ohhh the wisdom of Dr. Suess!!! This is definitely Game Changer Philosophy Material! This quote is so me – Smiley Wyllie (which I’ve been called by dear friends) always laughing, learning & loving!!!  What can I say, the brain is a learning machine and learns rapidly and easily when you work with it, not against it. Set your brain on fire and suddenly learning & taking on the boldest challenges life has to offer becomes a whole lot of fun! Yes, you can laugh and smile your way to success – which is way easier when you wake up those brain cells! In fact, smiling and being silly to achieve seriously stunning results is The Game Changer way. The truth is that the more complex and expansive your brainpower & consciousness becomes, the more you see the stunning simplicity and magic of life. Mastering your Mind, and taking your life to the next level is simple, especially when you see the simplicity while everyone else is caught up in complexity!

Why so serious??? If you’re like most you probably take life a little too seriously :). Being too serious is the number 1 dis-ease people suffer from, in addition to its brother hesitation, both of which are a product of the brain being constricted, narrowed, stressed, energy-deprived and cut off from its highest capacities.

You see if you take everything so seriously, everything will become serious. Or in better words, if you take your shit too serious, you’ll end up standing in some serious shit! How shitty!

When you “think too hard”, “try to hard”, get too “serious”, it narrows your mind and focus, preventing you from seeing options, thinking clearly and thinking creatively. Let me tell you, I know all about this – I gave myself anxiety & panic attacks to the point where I was hospitalized for goodness sake!


“You see when others are getting more and more serious and tense, it frees you to soak up the silliness and fly in the freedom. When everyone is dwelling in problems and negativity, the positivity & opportunity is right there for the taking. When everyone is looking in the same direction and seeing the same thing, it frees you to look in the opposite direction to see something new, something better and completely change the game.”


Everything in life is relative. There is good and bad in every experience. You get to choose whether you soak up the good or the bad, or what side of the telescope you look through. In fact, there is no such thing as “failure” everything is just FEEDBACKinformation that you can use to move to make better decisions and grow. Thats what life is about.

But its only when you’re relaxed, when you’re really silly, that the creative juices really flow, and the endorphins and neurotransmitters flood your brain, unlocking and unleashing profound neuro-flexibilty, creativity and imagination.

Brains are made for challenging. Your brain needs BIG, BOLD, BRILLIANT, BRIGHT Fantasy’s and Dreams to capture your imagination and ignite your passions and desires. Emotions are the fabric of memories. Your Limbic Brain, the seat of your emotions, memories, and experiences is the driver of all the unconscious thinking processes that are constantly shaping your behaviour. By setting your limbic brain on fire, and bringing your conscious mind (neocortex) in alignment with unconscious mind (limbic brain), suddenly your thoughts become of a higher quality – pure, powerful and in alignment with your hearts true desires. This is when mega manifestation occurs! 

Big, Bold, Juicy Dreams are precisely what set your Limbic Brain on Fire. Juicy fantasy’s ignite your highest creative capacities, flood your brain with the potent neuro-chemicals like Dopamine and Serotonin and unleash a tsunami of motivation, focus and creativity. Not only that, when your energy is high and your brainpower topped-up, you feel the competence and confidence to JUST GO FOR IT. How courageous you act is influenced by the cocktail of Brain Juices in your head. Juicy fantasy’s activate the full magic of your mind.

In fact it is the job of creators, artists, innovators and genius’ to bring fantasy to reality. Some of the most profound advances in science have been the product of “hallucinations” and fantasy’s. For example, Albert Einstein’s laboratory was his brain. He conducted thought experiments, “hallucinations” and discovered the theory of relativity by riding a beam of light in his mind. Your Brain is the treasure chest you have barely begun to explore.

Truth is reality is always changing. In fact, it is the job of a physicist to change reality. At it’s root, what is a choice?  A choice creates an alternate reality. There are many dimensions to the universe, and many different energies that you can tap into and manifest. Your mind, transcends, space and time – it’s infinite – you can start using it to see new perspectives, new opportunities and make better choices to create the reality you desire.

Your consciousness, your mind, is the ultimate organizing force in the universe. The foundation of progress is the mind’s ability to imagine, see, create and organize. Consciousness is what organizes chaos. If you’re overwhelmed with stress, or if you’re body is breaking down with a disease, Autoimmunity, Cancer, or a Neurological Condition, or Mental Illness like Anxiety, Depression – the chaos is overwhelming your brain. How can you reduce the chaos and restore order? It all starts by thinking differently.

So are you going to captain the ship and direct your brain or will you continue to let your brain be directed and controlled in whatever direction the winds are blowing? Most let their brains just flip flop like a fish to whatever the situation is triggering. Of course, if you want to re-direct your life in a new direction, you need to get in the game, and start focusing your brain actively. And when you change how you think, it changes how you feel, and so changes what you can see and do.

Remember when everyone is looking in one direction it frees you to look in the other to see something different, see a new light, a new path, a new life.

Whether it’s the depressive who looks at one side of the telescope and only associates with the negative memories from the past, or the person with Anxiety & Panic attacks who takes everything too seriously & scares the crap out of themselves … its only by changing FOCUS, and re-directing your consciousness, that you can begin to move to better behaviours.

Truth is your brain works perfectly. If you’re a worry wart, your brain has mastered worrying. If you have anxiety and panic you’re brain has mastered that. Perhaps it’s time to flip the switch and start trying some non-sensical things – like mastering feeling really good and being really happy? Perhaps its time to be a little silly, to turn on the happy buttons and start using those happy feelings to change your perspective and nourish your neurons.

“But ohhh don’t be so ridiculous, Chris!” 

Just look at children. Children are little balls of curiosity, laughter and play – they’re also super-learning machines. Even if you’ve closed yourself off, your inner super-learner is still there, waiting to be opened back up. Your brain never stops learning. Its just that you may have let your brain be learning more and more garbage, which is just hardwiring more and more of those unwanted thoughts, behaviours and crappy feelings.

The brain loves whats familiar, but learns through difference. In fact, it’s through difference, constant eye movements, that you can see. Likewise, you learn and acquire skill by detecting differences and making distinctions. You learn by trying things at the opposite ends of the spectrum to explore what works best. Difference is what makes the difference.

Happiness is a habit. Energy is neither created nor destroyed. All the energies and memories from your past remain with you, and what you’re thinking and how you feel is a product of the dominant neurological and energetic pattern being activated and functioning right now. Stuck in the past, or don’t feel the way you want? Change your brain’s dominant patterns of functioning so that situations trigger new patterns, new responses, not old ones. Train your brain. Build new neural patterns. Take control!

“And so I hope for your health and happiness, that you can begin to see the brilliant in the non-sense, the genius in the giggling, the smarts in the smiling, and begin to look in the opposite direction as everyone else. When you do you’ll see new things, acquire new perspectives and make new insights that completely change the game. Yes, you can laugh and smile your way to seriously stunning success. “Just watch me”. That’s what I would say ;)”

Super Brain 2: Stress Into Success. SLOW DOWN TO SPEED UP

“In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.”

-Les Brown

A friend posted on social media the above inspiring quote, from an incredibly powerful, passionate leader. However, the way I read this quote today, is completely different from the way I would’ve read it 5 years ago. This change in perspective, this change in approach of how to most effectively and constantly be upgrading my brain, body, health, and power every second of every day to make a positive, powerful impact in the world is what this blog post is about. Unfortunately, many people will read much of the self-help advice and inspirational wisdom make the same mistake I did, make the same mis-interpretation I did, creating extraordinary stress and at the extreme complete breakdown.

If you’re like me I read the above quote and am shouting in my mind,

YES! MAKE EVERY MOMENT COUNT! YES! OPTIMIZE EVERY MOMENT! YES! EVERY MOMENT BE MOVING TO MORE POWER!

OPTIMIZE! OPTIMIZE! OPTIMIZE!

However, the processing and approach of optimizing every moment, and constantly be moving, and morphing into your highest, smartest, strongest self is quite different than you think. The optimal approach to creating extraordinary energy and power is far different from what you’ll see in 95% of people in the modern world who are stuck in a world of “busyness”, “time-famine”, “urgency”, “worry” and “hurry”, people who are constantly pushing, pushing and pushing the gas pedal with little thrust.

Do you find yourself always saying you’re too busy?

Do you find yourself desperately wanting more time? Are you absolutely drained at the end of the day? Is your mind foggy and brain sluggish?

Most people reading the above quote will think and say to themselves okay, “I need to optimize every second, work, work, work, achieve, achieve, achieve … I need to constantly be doing something and getting the edge … because, I can’t waste any moment!!!” … I know this because I used to be one of those people. Over-time the stress accumulates, the chaos rises, your mind and perspective narrows and the disorder in the brain overwhelms it’s capacities and energies. As  the waves of chaos in the brain increase, you quickly lose the ability to think clearly, swiftly and intelligently to rise above the problems you face. You lose the ability to see and seize the solutions to your problems, which are often flashing themselves nakedly to you each day.

It took me a while for my former hyper-tense, hyper stressed Type-A self to learn this (I was a DETERMINATION MACHINE … still am but I’m now leading and directing that determination down a more intelligent path, with a more intelligent approach), but here’s the KEY:

SLOW DOWN to SPEED UP. Extreme Yin creates Extreme Yang. From tremendous potential energy springs tremendous kinetic energy and capacity to do work. Always remember the need to SLOW DOWN, re-boot, rejuvenate, transform, upgrade your engine, upgrade your brainpower, your mental power, your physical body so that you can drive so much faster, so much more proficiently, powerfully and skillfully with your life. SLOW DOWN to SPEED UP … otherwise you’re just going to drive yourself to the ground like I did.

Why spend 7 days going 100 mph when you can completely transform and upgrade your brainpower, energy and physical power to enable you to drive 300 mph any time you need to step on the gas pedal?

Do you want to bark like a dog or roar like a Lion?

Did you know that Lion’s sleep 20 hours a day? For 20 hours a day Lions are silent, building potential energy, rebuilding their muscles, immune system and nervous system, but when they’re awake, watch out you gazelle’s!!!

Now do you need to sleep 20 hours a day, or is increasing your sleep even recommended, maybe, maybe not. Too much sleep for humans can be harmful, not helpful. Too much sleep actually decreases Lung “Qi” and thus energy levels. You probably know many people who are in bed for 9,10 hours, but still feel exhausted during the day.

Bottom Line, to truly maximize your power and performance you need the proper balance of Yin and Yang. Heaven & Earth. You must give your brain and body what it needs to bring the tsunami of chaos which is constantly building in our mind and brain from stress, problems and experiences to a crystal clarity like a lake, a serene glass sheet of water at dawn as the sun begins to rise.

You must constantly be re-supplying energy to brain, nervous system, and immune system, so that it can rejuvenate and continue re-organizing and building more complexity and capacity to do work. In essence, you want to be both the Tortoise and the Hare. Not one or the other. In many cases you want to be physically relaxed, efficient and calm like a tortoise, but when the rubber meets the road, you want to be driving at full speed, and be speedy like a Hare.

In terms of Brain Optimization, Super-Learning, Super-Memory, you want your body completely relaxed and mind shooting ahead.

When it comes to the brain, only by bringing your brain to complete crystal clarity and complete freedom & flexibility will you acquire the extraordinary power to see, do and create your future. From crystal clarity, your brain will develop the capacity to work at lightening speed. Yes, life gets REAL FUN when your brain works at lightening speed, and solves problems instantly, generates insights constantly, and is relentlessly feeding your mind solutions that take your life to the next level.

Since the Brain is intimately involved in both Facilitating Change, and Adapting and Changing in response to change (called neuroplasticity), let’s dive deeper into how build a Super-Brain.

Here are the two most important ingredients to build a SUPER-BRAIN:

1. OPTIMIZED BRAINPOWER – Optimize the Voltage, Electricity & Magnetism AKA the Sheer Power and Energy of your brain and nervous system. More Energy = more capacity to do work = more complexity = more expansive consciousness, which leads to the second key ingredient.

2. NEURO-FLEXIBILITY – this is the MOST IMPORTANT ingredient to going from a great brain to a GENIUS, from a smart person who still is often at the mercy of stress, to a Free-Flowing Brilliant Creator who can handle anything life throws at them.

In physics there is a dynamic relationship between Order and Disorder. Life is a beautiful dance of restoring order from disorder, and energy is the currency that is used to constantly bring life to higher levels of organization and complexity from randomness. Think of The Big Bang, from explosive chaos, matter coalesces to form the planets and our solar system. Or think of memories and learning. While studying and learning, you are adding more information, more bits of knowledge which are now floating in your mind and in flux, and must be systematized and organized into memories and new neural networks in the brain to stick in long-term memory.

Energy is the currency to facilitate this re-organization, which is why poor sleep, deficient brain nutrition, and low brain energy levels all are associated with deficiencies in memory and learning.

The point is that ENERGY must be added to a system (your brain), to reduce Entropy, which is a fancy word for chaos, inflammation or STRESS. Stress has a biological toll on your brain. Randomness and Chaos accumulates in the brain, learning and memory are compromised and at the extreme stress and disorder in the brain leads to learning disorders like ADHD, ADD, Autism and Alzheimer’s’.

Bottom Line: SKYROCKET your ENERGY, VAPORIZE STRESS, SUPERCHARGE your Cognition.

But How?

Let’s get into some juicy details about the brain:

Your brain is a super-quantum computer that when optimized operates with infinite flexibility and infinite intelligence. Specifically, your brain performs two major functions and plays two major roles:

1. The Human Brain is the Ultimate SUPER-ANTENNA that receives and transmits frequencies, and thus information and intelligence from the environment, transmitting and transducing these frequencies into signals in the body, which bio-chemically alter neurotransmitter and hormone levels. Also, the brain resonates and transmits frequencies back out into the environment – this has huge implications for Physical Relationships, Business Team Synergy, Cooperation and Performance, Sports Team Synchrony and Performance and very interesting implications for abilities like Telepathic Communication, Energy Work and Psychic abilities. Quite simply, the channels your brain is tuned into directly affect your conscious mind, and the streams of information flowing in and through your mind. Moreover, the frequencies you transmit back to environment affect your every interaction with other human beings and all beings.

So, do you want to become an attractive magnet for intelligence, information, power, people and opportunities? Of course, right?

Optimizing your brain’s SUPER-ANTENNA abilities, increasing it’s flexibility and manifesting it’s infinite ability to tap into, receive and transmit all the frequencies and thus intelligence and information in the universe is the long-winded answer …  However, the systematic solutions are simple and sustainable. Supercharging your brain creates self-fulfilling success. Once your brain takes lift-off, you will ascend, ascend, ascend. You just need that initial rocket launch.  Did you know that a space shuttle uses more fuel during the first three minutes after lift off than during it’s entire voyage around earth?  

Like a rocket ship you may need that initial launch to break through your current brain patterns to get momentum going.

Brilliant minds have remarked that the human brain is the most magical and yet mysterious thing in the entire universe. Once you optimize it, your life will take off, the brain is intimately involved in and sculpts and shapes every aspect of your being – your mind, body, health, spirituality, energetic & higher dimensional abilities and so on.

So how does Stress fit in?

STRESS: Destroys brain cell signalling. When your brain cannot signal properly it cannot accurately receive environmental signals, nor transmit these signals as neurotransmitters and neuro-hormones like Dopamine. When brain dopamine levels decline brain voltage declines, and we see decreased brainpower on EEGs. This is akin to having a light-bulb which brightens your awareness, plugged into a battery that is dying and has little juice.

You can test this for yourself – the brighter the battery, the brighter the bulb shines. Similarly, the more JUICE and voltage your brain can use and harness, the brighter your mind shines, and the clearer and more expansive your awareness and perception becomes. 

When your brain loses it’s juice, it’s ability to receive and transmit signals is destroyed. At the extreme it’s just like your radio shutting off, because your car battery is dead.

When your brain loses energy, your radio dial can’t work properly, nor can you can change the dials to a clear station, and your brain becomes tuned into and stuck with “static”.

The more stress that accumulates the more static your mind hears. This is why your thinking and memory can become  one giant FUZZ, and at many times you may feel like you’re literally losing your mind! At the extreme your brain can become hyper-rigid and completely “locked in” like a person with Autism, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety and Panic Disorders.

Static, inflexibility, “stuckness” and lack of clarity underlies neuro-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Dementia and neuro-developmental disorders and learning disorders like ADHD, Autism, which are all problems of aberrant brain signalling.

Accurate signalling is the key to optimized, balanced brain function & cognition.

Now to The Brains Second Role:

2. Super-Librarian. Your brain is constantly acquiring new “bits” of information, new books of wisdom, new novels of experience and storing, sorting and systematizing them in the library of your memory. The efficiency with which your brain is able to accurately retrieve, recall and recite the information stored in your memory is a product of the efficiency of the Librarian that is operating your brain.

As you’re reading this you may be wondering,

Is my Brain Out to Lunch???!!!

Is my brain putting the adult books in the children’s section, and the comic books in the history section, so that when I try to recall a memory it’s literally a Joke!!! (pun intended) 🙂 🙂 🙂

So the key ingredient to Optimizing your Brain’s SUPER-ANTENNA capabilities, so that it functions as arguably the most infinite, flexible and capable, receiver and transmitter of information and intelligence in the universe is: ENERGY.

Having the ability to access information & intelligence is important, but being able to most effectively transmit and communicate that intelligence is even more important. 

ENERGY is what restores order from CHAOS. STRESS = CHAOS. Energy reduces stress and improves signalling brain and body wide.

ENERGY is what gives the librarian in your head, what it needs to accurately store, sort and systematize all the information and bits of knowledge your brain is constantly acquiring. Energy is what builds the complexity of your Brain, which basically enables it to tune into and easily access all the information in the universal web of intelligence. This is no different than what your cell phone does, only your human brain is trillions of times more complex and more flexible.

To tie everything together, to optimize your brain, and truly be optimizing every moment and every opportunity you must SLOW DOWN to SPEED UP … otherwise you’re just going to drive yourself to the ground like I did. Remember Einstein – Relativity. Yin and Yang. Heaven & Earth.

How do you SuperCharge your brain by Slowing Down to Speed UP?

Daily meditation – at least 20 minutes. Ideally practice emptiness meditation, complete silence. It’s only when the mind is complete empty, completely released, that it can fully rejuvenate and synchronize with the full power of the universe. Extreme Yin (silence) breeds Extreme Yang (extraordinary power).

Upgrade your Meditative Practice with Brain-wave, Bioenergetic Entrainment technologies which increase the neuroplasticity and positive brain changes from your meditation by energizing and rejuvenating the brain through sound therapy (Tomatis Effect), and bio-energetic frequencies, while entraining and bringing the brain to a place of coherence and balance among many many other things.

3.       Brain Training – Neurofeedback or Brain-Optimizing Neurotechnologies like the       Neurofield or things like Trans-cranial magnetic stimulation.

LASTLY & MOST POWERFULLY, and unfortunately this last one requires you to learn under a genuine master (B.S. Alert on self-proclaimed masters … always ask yourself, “show me the results, scientifically show me the results … thats what you should be asking yourself before placing your life and your money in the hands of any master, wonder-treatment or wonder-drug”)but the principles and philosophy noted below can be practiced immediately.

4.  Qigong & Tai Chi. Tai Chi is essentially moving meditation, and when you bring the Qi “energy” into the Tai Chi the infinite power, fluidity and flexibility you develop in your body and your mind is profound.

Nothing is more powerful “Miracle Grow” for the Brain then fully merging with the TAO, The Way, by moving to infinity with the universe. For example, by performing fine physical movements like Tai Chi you physically activate the cerebellum which coordinates movements and also coordinates thoughts. By coordinating your physical body and merging it with the universe, you bring your mind and thinking to the same place of infinity and flexibility as the cosmic mind. The neuroplasticity and brain cell growth and re-wiring of the brain is absolutely tremendous from these fine physical flowing movements. Did you know that the cerebellum houses 50% of the neurons in your brain? 

Not only that at the highest form of Tai Chi, your mind becomes empty, and it becomes moving meditation, and your Pre-Frontal Cortex (PFC), your inner manager, your conscious mind, shuts off and you completely lose your sense of self. Your brain synchronizes with the cosmic brain, your mind synchronizes and becomes the cosmic mind, your physical bodies energies synchronize and unite with the cosmic energies, you become all-powerful, infinite, flexible just like the universe. You become very confident, very clear, and also very flexible and graceful in achieving your goals and communicating and connecting with people and touching their hearts.

Overtime and with a systematic approach you become the brightest burning beam light, and the flames of your genius can shine as brightly as possible. In short, you become everything you were meant to be.

Remember this, the principle to turning the tsunami of chaos, stress, fog, daze and helplessness to crystal clarity and infinite power is:

The System is the Solution

There is no One Magical Pill out there, but rather a Magical process, a Magical synergy, a Magical Systematic Approach that unleashes the Magical Pill Within. A magic process of combination, creation and synergy.

Einstein said that one of the most powerful forces in the world is compound interest.

Now we usually think of compound interest in terms of business, investments and money. But let me tell you compound interest is far more powerful when applied to incrementally increasing your brain, body, mind and energy and continuing to compound and compound these increases over time.

The most important thing is to Stack the Deck to Your Advantage wherever possible: Change the Game and play as many factors to your advantage – the foods you eat, how nourish and stimulate your mind, training, developing and harnessing the power of your brain, maximizing your energy through extreme Yang & Extreme Yin practices, Heavenly heights in what your nervous system can do, and Earthly balance and rooted power, achieved through High Intensity Exercise and Exercises with Qigong, Tai Chi and Meditation. Ultimately you want Stack the Deck to Your Advantage wherever possible and get as many variables, as many things working for you. You want to get your brain, body and entire being firing on all cylinders. 

An ancient Chinese proverb says, Chance governs all” Why not change your chances by playing every variable to your advantage and giving it all you got?

In Tony Robbins book Money Master the Game, he shows how powerful financially compounding year after year is to building extraordinary wealth and Mastering Money.

Why not leverage this same principle to Master your Mind, Master your Brain, Master your Body and Master your Entire Life?

What if I told you we could take 7 aspects of your Being – your Brain, Mind, Body, Energy, Spirit, Lifestyle & the Environment you live in to name but a few, increase each by only 10% and at the end of the year you will be twice the person you are today. 2 times more powerful, more energized, more intelligent, more vital, more resilient, more determined than where you are right now.

Now based on the results of work with hundreds of people, can we increase all aspects of your being by way more than 10%? Of course. There’s no limit to how high and how fast we can go.

So, how hungry are you to activate Super-Human Genius? Do you want a Super-Human Body? Do you want to Master your Mind? Do you want a to live a Legendary Life and leave a Legendary Legacy?

BE BOLD. BE BRILLIANT. START RIGHT NOW: