Where Are These Programs Coming From? 

 

You are already perfect. – Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len 

I love the field of neuroplasticity. It’s empowering. It states that your brain can be molded like plastic. And it  can be reshaped and rewired by you – a self – directed neuroplasticity. This helps explain how Ho’oponopono works. 

 

According to Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz, in his latest book, you Are Not Your Brain, written with Rebecca L. Gladding, MD, virtually any habit can be changed with the help of a four – step process. You can now end your self – sabotage or any other poor habits. You can break free. 

 

In short, here are the four steps from Schwartz to help you get a handle on this: 

Step 1: Relabel: Identify deceptive brain messages and the uncomfortable sensations; call them what they really are. 

 

Step 2: Reframe: Change your perception of the importance of the deceptive brain messages; say why these thoughts, urges, and impulses keep bothering you .( “It’s not me; it’s just my brain!”) 

 

Step 3: Refocus: Direct your attention toward an activity or mental process that is wholesome and productive – even while the false and deceptive urges, thoughts, impulses, and sensations are still present and bothering you. 

 

Step 4: Revalue : Clearly see the thoughts, urges, and impulses for what they are – sensations caused by deceptive brain messages that are not true and that have little to no value. 

 

You can exercise your body, and you can exercise your mind. I’ll call it Brain Yoga for now. This information teaches you to be the pilot of your brain and not a passenger letting it fly you into walls. Books and research by such neuroscience pioneers as Schwartz excite and inspire me. They prove that you can have what you want with persistence, intention, and strategy.