Transcript of the Feature ‘Health Matters’ nr. 46 on Radio X from 20 October 2014
I’m Tom Meyers and welcome to another episode of Health Matters. In Health Matters I share with you my professional experience as an osteopath and stress coach, bring you scientific insights and pass on practical tips how to manage stress and improve your health and well-being.
In last weeks episode, I shared that you have to be careful what you aim for, as some aims can make you sick. What aims aren’t good for you, the ones that are ego driven and aren”t in line with your unconscious mind or subconscious program, or what I call for myself my soul purpose.
JP Sears, a holistic coach has a great video on youtube the law of attraction delusion which I will put on my website and highly recommend it.
In his video he illustrates that because our ego is in need for love it thinks that it is the most powerful force in the Universe and thus thinks it can be do and have everything it sets it mind to it. Just think about how dangerous that would be.
From a neuroscience point of view our higher cognitive functioning, free will and awareness just like writing, planning and reasoning are processed in the outer layer of our brain called the neocortex. Just under the neocortex emotions and memory are processed in an area called the limbic system. Subconscious processes like the stress response, regulation of all vital systems are in the deeper more central layers of the brain and is connected with your spinal cord. Some scientist believe, that these layers from reptilian brain to neocortex are linked with evolution from primitive to more protective and social beings to the present stage of our evolution with higher cognitive functions like speaking, writing, planning, symbolic reasoning and past present future thinking.
Although the neocortex is the biggest part of our brain taking up about 70 % of the total volume when it comes to which part controls what it isn’t the volume that is important but the connections between the different layers.
Connections are neurones and just like highways they go in a certain direction. That direction dictates who controls what. As an example if you could consciously control your heartbeat by just a thought that would mean that there must be a direct link from your outer layer of your brain that part of your brain that controls your heartbeat which is situated centrally in the reptilian brain. Does that exist? No However is there a link from your heart centre to your emotions and conscious brain? Yes.
There are 70% more connections from the centre of your brain to the outer layers of your brain. That means there are 70% more influences from your subconscious, innate programming to your cognitive and decision making centres… no tell me who or what is in control?
Can you have, do, be anything you set your mind to?
With all this in mind it’s time for sharing insights on how you can find your potential and start your journey towards a more meaningful life, happier and healthier life.
So Tune in next week for another episode of Health Matters here on radio X. Meanwhile, have great week and why not subscribe to the Health Matters blog or Facebook page so you don’t miss any future feature or bonus episodes and articles. You can find the links on my website www.tommeyers.be
Here is another video that I saw appearing on my Facebook news feed that illustrates how positive thinking from a scientific point of isn’t always good for you.
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Just keep an open mind and listen to your heart.