What is Neuroplasticity?
Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s amazing ability to adapt to the internal and external environments it is exposed to over time. This is no longer just a theory, it is backed up by brain imaging technologies such as the one used to capture the images in the video above. Until now, researchers had to spend a large part of their time justifying the theory of neuroplasticity before they could even present their ideas and findings. Now they can spend that time researching and studying how the brain heals itself, adapts to changing situations and circumstances, and what happens when we “change our minds” about something.
The implications of this ability to rewire the brain are truly staggering. It was not so long ago that the prevailing wisdom was that we are “hardwired” and that, after 30 years of age, change is not very likely. Now that we know that is not the case, new ways of using neuroplasticity are rapidly being developed. So how does it work? I know it sounds complicated but when you understand how mirror neurons function, it is really very simple.
According to Hebb's Law, there are two principles that you need to know in order to make changes in your own brain and nervous system. Those two principles are:
- Neurons that fire together, wire together
The video above outlines these two principles of neuroplasticity and validates the science of brain change by changing what thoughts and feelings you expose it to over time. In addition to Heeb's Law, there are two things you can do to increase and enhance the first principle; create Intensity and Repetition: You can increase the intensity of an experience, belief, imagery, or affirmation by making it as vivid and real as possible. The more intense an experience is, the fewer repetitions it will take to burn it into your brain.
Using Neuroplasticity to Rewire Your Brain
Serenity Cafe Academy is built upon these principles of Neuroscience and Neuroplasticity. (Don't worry, you don't need to be a neuroscientist to use these tools - all you need from this section is to learn a few basic principles) Everything you learn here uses these principles to effect the changes you want to make. But the tools do not work on their own. You need to become a master craftsman using the tools. That only comes with practice and action. Follow the steps in this program and practice the skills with Intensity and repetition.