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One of the best talks on your mind!!!

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But if you take a microscope and you look at any part of me, you see cells. I am a community of fifty trillion cells doing a magic dance

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Conor Mcgregor… “I want no technique”

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I just finished Sugar Ray Leonard autobiography and I found his stories of mental dueling fascinating.

“Fighters display two things. They display confidence, or they display a look that says, ‘I’m not sure.’
Sugar Ray Leonard

You are either strong or weak ;)

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Your Thoughts Can Release Abilities beyond Normal Limits

Better vision, stronger muscles—expectations can have surprising

effects, research finds

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There seems to be a simple way to instantly increase a person’s level of general knowledge. Psychologists Ulrich Weger and Stephen Loughnan recently asked two groups of people to answer questions. People in one group were told that before each question, the answer would be briefly flashed on their screens — too quickly to consciously perceive, but slow enough for their unconscious to take it in. The other group was told that the flashes simply signaled the next question. In fact, for both groups, a random string of letters, not the answers, was flashed. But, remarkably, the people who thought the answers were flashed did better on the test. Expecting to know the answers made people more likely to get the answers right.

Our cognitive and physical abilities are in general limited, but our conceptions of the nature and extent of those limits may need revising. In many cases, thinking that we are limited is itself a limiting factor. There is accumulating evidence that suggests that our thoughts are often capable of extending our cognitive and physical limits.

Can our thoughts improve our vision? We tend to believe that an essentially mechanical process determines how well we see. Recent research by Ellen Langer and colleagues suggests otherwise. It is a common belief that fighter pilots have very good vision. The researchers put people in the mindset of an Air Force pilot by bringing them into a flight simulator. The simulator consisted of an actual cockpit including flight instruments. The cockpit was mounted on hydraulic lifts that mimic aircraft movement and performance. People were given green army fatigues; they sat in the pilot’s seat, and performed simple flight maneuvers. They took a vision test while “flying” the simulator. A control group took the same vision test in the cockpit while the simulator was inactive. People’s vision improved only if they were in the working simulator.

To rule out the possible effect of motivation, the researchers brought another group of people into the cockpit and asked them to read a brief essay on motivation. After people finished reading, they were strongly urged to be as motivated as possible and try hard to perform well in the vision test. The test was conducted while the simulator was inactive. They did not show a significant improvement.

In an eye exam, we are used to start experiencing problems at the bottom third of the eye chart, where letters start to get small. In another experiment, Ellen Langer and colleagues showed people a shifted chart. At the top, it included letters equivalent to the medium-size letters on the normal eye chart and the chart progressed to letters of very small size at the bottom. Because people were expecting to read the top two thirds of the shifted chart as well, they were able to read much smaller letters.

We also tend to think that our bodies respond to physical exercise in a mechanical way. We count our calorie intake, the calories we lose on a treadmill, etc. However, merely changing our thoughts about our physical activity seems capable of changing our bodies. Hotel room attendants clean on average 15 rooms per day, each room taking between 20 and 30 minutes to complete. (The physical activity involved meets the Surgeon General’s recommendation of at least 30 minutes of physical exercise per day for a healthy lifestyle.) However, most hotel room attendants believe that they do not get regular exercise; and a lot of them believe that they do not get any exercise at all. Alia Crum and Ellen Langer told hotel room attendants that their work provided the recommended exercise for a healthy lifestyle. This treatment group was monitored for 4 weeks. A control group of hotel room attendants, who were not told that their work provided the recommended exercise, was similarly monitored. People in the treatment group lost weight; their body fat percentages, waist-to-hip ratios, and systolic blood pressures dropped. People in the control group showed no such improvement. These changes occurred despite the fact that the hotel room attendants’ amount of work, amount of exercise outside of work, and diets stayed the same.

Recent research on placebos gives us clues about the mechanisms by which our mental activity causes these effects. In a conceptual replication of earlier work, Antonella Pollo and colleagues asked people to lift a certain amount of weight before and after drinking caffeine at high doses. The liquid in fact contained no caffeine, but the weight was secretly reduced after people drank it. That way, people learned to associate the liquid with less fatigue. Later, when people lifted the original weight after drinking the liquid, they experienced less fatigue. It seems that a central neural governor of fatigue suppressed the fatigue response. Marion Goebel and colleagues gave allergic patients allergy medication after a novel-tasting liquid. Later, drinking the liquid with fake medication suppressed the immune system and allergic skin reactions. Fabrizio Benedetti and colleagues first increased people’s growth hormone levels by injecting medication. Later, injecting a saline solution (salt and water) presented as medication resulted in similar increases in hormone levels. Predrag Petrovic and colleagues suppressed people’s emotional reactions to unpleasant pictures by injecting antianxiety medication. Later, injecting a saline solution presented as medication resulted in reduced activation in brain areas associated with anxiety.

Expectancies, such as expecting that one’s work will bring about health benefits, are capable of producing physiological outcomes. Learned associations, such as the association between being an Air Force pilot and having good vision, can alter other cognitive processes, such as visual perception. Meanwhile, placebo effects observed in clinical research work via expectancies and learned associations created by fake operations, sham drugs, etc. Such expectancies and learned associations have been shown to change the chemistry and circuitry of the brain. These changes may result in such physiological and cognitive outcomes as less fatigue, less immune system reaction, elevated hormone levels, and less anxiety. The interventions that resulted in better performance in a knowledge test or better vision are placebos outside of the clinical context. However, the chemical and neural mechanisms by which they operate are probably similar.

These are likely manifestations of an adaptation that helped us survive throughout our evolutionary history by helping us prepare for the future. For example, when subtle cues in an environment trigger thoughts about a predator, that in turn triggers physiological changes that prepare the body for the impending confrontation even before the predator comes into sight.

If mindsets can change us, maybe we can deliberately choose our mindsets to improve our abilities. We can choose to adopt a mindset that improves creativity, for instance. People who think of categories as flexible and actively focus on the novel aspects of the environment become more creative. Ellen Langer and Alison Piper introduced people to familiar or unfamiliar objects conditionally or unconditionally. If an object, say a dog’s chew toy, was introduced unconditionally, its description simply read, “This is a dog’s chew toy.” When the dog’s chew toy was introduced conditionally, its description read, “This could be a dog’s chew toy.” When an object is introduced conditionally, it is categorized flexibly; and it is easier to focus on the aspects of an unfamiliar object without preconceptions. When people were asked to solve a problem that required creative use of available objects, only people who were introduced conditionally to unfamiliar objects could solve the problem.

As this line of research advances, we will likely discover new ways of taking control of our mindsets. Weger and Loughnan, the researchers who improved people’s knowledge test results with a bogus prime, wrote, “People have significant psychological resources to improve their well-being and performance, but these resources often go unused and could be better harnessed.” The mind and body are not separate; our thoughts have remarkable control over our bodies; and our mindsets are capable of improving our brains’ performance.

Are you a scientist who specializes in neuroscience, cognitive science, or psychology? And have you read a recent peer-reviewed paper that you would like to write about? Please send suggestions to Mind Matters editor Gareth Cook, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and regular contributor to NewYorker.com. Gareth is also the series editor of Best American Infographics, and can be reached at garethideas AT gmail.com or Twitter @garethideas.

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Number One Reason Your Face Ages…

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My thoughts on the huge impact of our perceptions and beliefs have on our faces…

If you are unable to resolve your issues and problems (because your mind is really bad at finding the actual underlying reason why you are anxious or troubled) you will say you are STRESSED!!!

but stress really doesn’t mean anything and for sure it doesn’t instantly resolve the issue… and you will “collapse” when the stress becomes too much. Most people will numb/ forget/ suppress themselves with alcohol or food or marijuana or television before they collapse.

But on some level they will collapse a little… and that “micro sag” will add to the other sags until you get into your forties an fifties and your face starts to show the accumulative effect of the sags… “you look old”

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These two pictures show our natural response to a threat … we initially stand up to it and put up our boundaries but if we cant resolve it… we collapse.

a fascinating and haunting example of mental stress on the face can be seen here with these before and after photos of war veterans…

http://www.upworthy.com/mesmerizing-photographs-of-soldiers-faces-before-and-after-a-war

So in conclusion… our bodies minute reactions to our thinking and our minds, age us far more than food or exercise (although they do have an impact).

Start working on your thinking and beliefs everyday… it will bring you peace and will save your $1000s in expensive night creams.

Rob Brinded

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Even SuperStars Have A Subconsious Mind…

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to try to better know your subconscious simply look back over your past for negative repetitive events… like footprints in the snow.

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Are You Running The “I Can’t ” Programming System…?

I’m going to talk about something I’m seeing a lot of lately and that’s people saying “I can’t”

I was training jiujitsu today and a Spanish guy had come along to the session to see what “rolling” was like and if he wanted to take it up.

He was a little nervous but did really well but I got the impression that he wasn’t going to continue with classes in the future. I knew this when he turned to me and said ” I will never be as good as you!”

Now I have been doing BJJ for 8 months and when I first started I was terrible and I couldn’t spar for more than 2 minutes without running to the window ripping off my Gi and gasping for air.

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kinda like that…

I felt all kinds of emotions and self judgements and criticism…everyday… but I knew I had to just keep coming to class… JUST KEEP TRAINING… no magic potion… I needed to experience and make mistake after mistake until I learned to not make them and thus improve.

I can now spar for 45 minutes without tearing off my Gi as though it was on fire and needing an oxygen mask.

It helped that I could delete the negative thinking and emotions (Limitations) but it was a process of moving forwards by experiencing it and my brain/ physical intelligence would get used to it.

I told the Spanish guy how bad I was when I started and it was a question of time… but I think his beliefs had already set in stone his future BJJ career… he wouldn’t be able to do it. This was his default program.

I have seen this with energetics too. When I first started experiencing/ using it I knew I had to just do it…. every minute of every hour of every day until it was something that came naturally.

I found everything online and offline and studied it all day, everyday and I taught myself how to do it. I just did it!!!

But I had many many days when I wasn’t sure of myself and questioned myself… huge doubt. But you know what, I kept DOING IT… and through experiencing it and comparing the strong and weak feeling in my body 100’s of thousands of times… I improved. I worked on hundreds of people and I made mistakes but that was the only way I was going to improve.

no magic potion… no quick trick… I just did it.

and I have taught 1000’s of people the basics of energetics and I hear often people… I can’t do it or can’t feel the difference.

So I say “well you need to keep experiencing it/ using it… and your first attempts will be foreign but the more you do it the more your brain and physical experience will get used to it and… it will become second nature.”

but the default belief system has already kicked in… “I can’t…” … fill in the blank.

Research has demonstrated that most emotional conditioning and habitual behaviors were set in place, in fact were programmed, very early in life by parents, peers, teachers, and the like. Basic core beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes held by these significant others are often simply accepted as “fact” and become the “truth.”

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-flux/201211/you-are-what-you-believe

I would add ancestors to that list too!!!

http://www.robbrindedblog.com/are-your-worries-and-fears-coming-from-your-ancestors-experiences/

This programming can be changed through various methods and I work on this daily with clients… but sometimes you just have to put one foot in front of the other and action. As Nike say “Just Do It”

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Is Your Fat Talk Making You Fat?

Is your perception of your food affecting you more than the food itself?

This super interesting study was done by a clinical psychologist who does research at the Columbia Business School in New York.

She made a huge batch of milkshake and divided it into two lots. One lot she called superlight healthy milkshake  and the other batch she called full fat heavenly milkshake. She was measuring a hormone that is secreted when we get hungry.

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Remember the milkshakes were the same…

the people who  drank the “healthy” milk shake had a threefold increase in this particular hormone.… Compared to the group who drank the supposed full fat option. The hormone increases appetite and urges you to eat when your hungry.

The group drinking the “Indulgence” shake showed less Ghrelin in the blood than the “Sensishake” group as would be expected with the higher calorie content.

Conclusion…  how you perceive the foods and drinks you take into your body will tell your body how to receive it. If you believe the food is “unhealthy”  then your body will respond accordingly. The information about the food can be far more unhealthy than the food itself.

the mind impacts our physiology…

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/04/14/299179468/mind-over-milkshake-how-your-thoughts-fool-your-stomach

“Our beliefs matter in virtually every domain, in everything we do,” Crum says. “How much is a mystery, but I don’t think we’ve given enough credit to the role of our beliefs in determining our physiology, our reality. We have this very simple metabolic science: calories in, calories out.”

People don’t want to think that our beliefs have influence, too, she says. “But they do!”  Alia Crum (clinical psychologist who does research at the Columbia Business School in New York)

 

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Speed up recovery after BJJ training

please click here to get video pdf

 

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Are your worries and fears coming from your ancestors experiences? asks Rob Brinded

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A groundbreaking study from the journal Nature and a rare mainstream confirmation of something I have been working with for a number of years — that DNA can contain memory through the mechanism of sensitivities, phobias, selection bias, etc. Our Ancestors areactually having an influence on our everyday lives.

http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v17/n1/full/nn.3594.html

“According to the new insights of behavioral epigenetics, traumatic experiences in our past, or in our recent ancestors’ past, leave molecular scars adhering to our DNA. Jews whose great-grandparents were chased from their Russian shtetls; Chinese whose grandparents lived through the ravages of the Cultural Revolution; young immigrants from Africa whose parents survived massacres; adults of every ethnicity who grew up with alcoholic or abusive parents — all carry with them more than just memories. ”

I found an intersting review of this article here. Rob Brinded

New study on mice suggests it’s possible to inherit memories from

http://www.geek.com Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:27:55 GMT

The heritability of genes is well understood at this point — we know that physical traits from parents are passed down to offspring, as encoded by DNA. However, some new research out of Emory University seems to indicate 

 

This has really caught peoples attention and I believe this is going to lead to an extraordinary paradigm shift in peoples awareness. Twitter was quick to light up with comments…

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Oscar Herrera

Wed Feb 05 14:33:41 +0000 2014

I liked a @YouTube video http://t.co/ZbaWvXCFdr 1997 MOVIE ALIEN RESURRECTION PREDICTED MEMORIES PASSED DOWN THROUGH DNA THEORY

 

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PT

Wed Feb 05 15:39:29 +0000 2014

What some call reincarnation could just be ancestry.. I mean, what if our DNA held memories from others lives & deaths?

 

 

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Trooper753

Wed Feb 05 03:33:43 +0000 2014

Scientists have found that memories may be passed down through generations in our DNA -… http://t.co/TgS1dS3ceF

 

 

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Here is a good video explanation of this study unfortunately I think the male presenters ancestors had bad experiences of being funny so the humor gene wasn’t past down into his dna makeup ;P

Memories Can Be Passed Down Through DNA
The premise of Assassin’s Creed is the reliving of other people’s memories stored inside DNA. Well scientists have found that in mice, it actually happens! A…

If you want to understand more on epigenetics on how this impacts our lives and our futures I highly recommend the work of Dr Bruce Lipton.. he has been talking about this for many years now.

Healing Powers TV: Dr. Bruce Lipton, Epigenetics

Laura Powers interviews Dr Bruce Lipton on epigenetics. For more information on Healing Powers TV, podcast,articles, events, and more, go to www.healingpower…

 

So to summarize… According to the new insights of behavioral epigenetics, traumatic experiences in our past, or in our recent ancestors’ past, leave molecular scars adhering to our DNA. If you would like to know more about how to remove these and learn more about how we can gain better self mastery and live a life pain free and happy visit… www.robbrinded.com

Rob Brinded is an expert in shifting peoples energies which deletes pain on the spot and transforms life challenges instantly.

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Working with the tricky ones ;)

This image below caught my eye recently… it reminded me of some clients I work with who have a kind of human firewall that frantically goes to work to protect them from any sort of change however beneficial it will be for them.
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The mind, being a collection of thoughts, experiences and beliefs (collection sounds organized … I should use infinite amount of files pouring out of peoples ears having no way to resolve them… that’s slightly better.)… sabotages us and messes us up in so many ways.

and Gratitude doesn’t cut it…I hear that a lot on Facebook these days… be grateful and you’ll be happy) that’s like me being grateful I have a mac book air but I have no space left on my hard drive and don’t know how to empty the trash… and so its painfully slow to use  but… “Be grateful for your computer Rob!”

anyway I digress… back to tricky clients

I look into my clients eyes and see that mind and the darting of the eyeballs “knowing it all, but scared” avoiding and justifying everything. Im not saying its wrong or right… its just it is an amazing thing to behold.

Protect my way of understanding the world and who I am at all costs!!!
I ask about a challenge they are having…does this bother you? “yes it does”… simple :)
I strengthen what I find weak.. then ask the question again… does it bother you now when you think about it…?
“well… when I was saying it before I didn’t take into context the variables that x and y combined with this and that…..”

and the mind jujitsu begins… and I have to follow them until I can bring them back to the original question and repeat … does it bother you now? 

I won’t even go into when someone tells me nothing bothers them in their lives… I say… “nothing?”  “No everything is great!”

well…now I know there’s real problem.. lemon in denial…

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I know that I am writing this because I have something to be resolved in working with these types of clients but I also know that I love what this process does and part of that is sitting in front of client whether it is in person or on Skype and helping people to untangle the huge machinery they have constructed in their lives like in the yellow picture at the top…

That computer which has become slow and painful to drag around with them was once useful, but needs to be shed. Just too much information and so many unanswered questions…

Confusion destroying their central nervous system.

So we delete and eliminate the unnecessary and correct the faulty code and they become lighter… and they relax and unwind and stop avoiding… oooof. Nothing to avoid. Even though that process is sometimes like a Brazilian jujitsu combat :)

The best part is when they start laughing… sometimes uncontrollably… then I start… then all hell brakes loose lol.

then there’s no reason to be grateful ;)… you can just BE!!

and here’s a video to help the laughing…

 

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