I begin writing my blog kicking and screaming. This may seem strange to many that writing a blog would bring up such emotion but for me it does. I have a love / hate relationship with technology and in my mind, writing a blog is getting more involved with technology than I already am. So I’m writing this blog because the way I work thru things is to do the thing that scares me; in this case a blog.
Just to clarify: there are some things that scare me that I will probably never do such as sky diving. I put probably because I’ve learned that what may be my truth today is not necessarily my truth tomorrow and who knows, one day I may get a bee in my bonnet and go sky diving. Only time will tell.
I begin by looking back at where I think my aversion to technology began. I actually took computer programming at USU back in the 1980’s. The first class I took used punch cards and a card reader. First this gives some indication of my age and secondly the hours I spent punching those stupid cards caused me great anxiety. I did take one more computer class after this one but realized that I was not cut out for programming. About the same time I was taking these classes, I was working at a company that purchased one of the first affordable desktop computers on the market. It was my job to enter the data onto the computer. At first I thought it was cool to be using a computer at work and not have to do everything by hand but oh man it wasn’t long before I started hating the computer. As most of you know, when something new comes on the market there is a ‘work out the bugs’ stage and wow did that computer have bugs. I can’t begin to count how many times I saw the green screen of death or the long late hours spent with IT support trying to work thru the numerous problems I encountered. I feel very grateful for a young man at work who talked computer and was able to help with both my homework and my business work. Anyway, when I started writing this, I thought that the reason I was so against writing a blog was something as obscure as my aversion for technology but now I realize that in my brain, technology and math are linked and math is my issue not computers.
By now if you’ve bothered to read this far you may be thinking that this is so random and has nothing to do with writing a blog but oh contraire, it’s all about writing a blog. Computers talk using 0 and 1’s which mean they use numbers to communicate and the language that uses numbers is math and math and I don’t communicate well. The real issue is that the use of numbers takes me back to pre-algebra and pre-algebra and I didn’t talk the same language either. I tried so hard to understand pre-algebra. My ninth grade math teacher spent hours after school trying to help me understand; he even asked his math major college-student daughter to tutor me but to no avail. Pre-algebra and I just spoke different languages. My mom asked her brother, who was a math whiz to tutor me but after spending time with me he told me that it was hopeless I would never get math and it was hopeless for me to try. So there I was working so very hard to learn a language that my brain just didn’t comprehend and told that I was a hopeless failure.
So why would a lack of understanding the communication aspect of numbers and computers have anything to do with a blog? Because it’s the perceived inability to communicate and blogs are about communication. Our brains take all information that we receive and file it away on neural pathways to be recalled when needed. Not only did I get a neural pathway about being stupid at math and computers but it was connected to other ways I communicate including writing or speaking.
My job requires me to communicate with people a lot, I’ve had an issue with it that I wasn’t even aware of on this level until now. Presently I teach classes and work with groups of people and talk with people every day on a work basis, and love it. I now have a better understanding of why I’ve struggled to start the blog as well as my aversion to start my current line of work; I was afraid that I would be a failure at communicating what I want to say. I’m excited and grateful to have this understand and feel more relaxed about writing my blog. I know that anything I say can be misinterpreted or disagreed with and that’s ok because we all have our own perceptions. I’m just blogging to have an outlet for what my random thoughts are and if it helps anyone then I’m delighted.
In future blogs I will address things such as neural pathways, belief systems, perception etc. I hope you’ll join me. Thanks for coming. The thing that we persist in doing gets easier, not that the task itself is easier but our ability to do it increases. Author church pres?
Life is full of things that make us want to kick and run away scream from but it’s at that moment that I stop running and face the very thing I’m afraid of, that I begin stepping into my power more and start facing the fear that keeps me stuck.
Sensory nerve cells feed information to the brain from every part of the body, external and internal. The brain evaluates the data, then sends directives through the motor nerve cells to muscles and glands, causing them to take suitable action. Alternatively, the brain may inhibit action, as when a person tries not to laugh or cry, or it may simply store the information for later use. Both incoming information and outgoing commands traverse the brain and the rest of the nervous system in the form of electrochemical impulses.
The human brain consists of some 10 billion interconnected nerve cells with innumerable extensions. This interlacing of nerve fibers and their junctions allows a nerve impulse to follow any of a virtually unlimited number of pathways. The effect is to give humans a seemingly infinite variety of responses to sensory input, which may depend upon experience, mood, or any of numerous other factors. During both sleep and consciousness, the ceaseless electrochemical activity in the brain generates brain waves that can be electronically detected and recorded (see electroencephalography).
I wanted to find out if there were any other limiting beliefs on that neuropathway and what I found was my fear of being seen or having people found out who I am.
Neural Pathway Restructuring™: Changing Your Past to Create Your Future
Our next training is to be announced.
Debra Fentress has a background in Psychology, is a published author, Master Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy™, Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Spiritual Counselor and creator of Neural Pathway Restructuring. She is involved yearly with the International Hypnosis Federation conference.
For the past 12 years I’ve been working in the self-development field either one on one with clients or presenting trainings. Many of my clients have been abused women, children and men as well as drug and alcohol addicts. It was with these clients that I began to experiment and test a new process I call Neural Pathway Restructuring™.
Neural Pathway Restructuring™ was clearly defined as a viable process to create lasting change in dealing with behavioral strategies.
As I worked with these presenting problems it became obvious to me that we were working with more than just negative emotions, limiting beliefs and memories. In fact, we were working with the very strategies that define ourselves and our approach to life. These strategies were reinforced in our brains and went as deeply as the cellular level.
Not only do we generate neurological pathways of behavior in our brain, we become addicted to our own brain chemicals. Just as an addict must get high off an external chemical, we too can be addicted to a behavioral strategy which releases the sought after chemicals. If our behavior is of a positive nature then we never worry about it. But, if the behavior is undesirable, we may try all manner of interventions to change it only to find we’re replacing it with something else.
The problem lies in the neural pathway. And the neural pathway is not one linear sequencing of behavior but webs of interconnecting threads creating hundreds of connections. In the past with the current interventions we could deal with one pathway but what about all the other connections?
Research has shown that we can actively affect how our brains can rewire themselves to create new neural networks and override
pre-existing ones. By 1998, Merzenich and deCharms were saying that we actually choose how our minds will work which results in physical responses.
Neural Pathway Restructuring™ is a transformative process to restructure the way the mind encodes behavior. Based on recent discoveries in Quantum Physics and Neuroplasticity, Neural Pathway Restructuring™ allows the person to replace old destructive patterns with new desired behaviors. Instead of the traditional psychological aspect of the client as being broken, Neural Pathway Restructuring™ utilizes the relationship between the person and their own “inner healer” to facilitate change.
Utilizing various techniques from Ericksonian Hypnosis, guided imagery, the work of Dr. Candace Pert and Dr. Bruce Lipton as well as the recent work in neuroplasticity, Neural Pathway Restructuring’s™ approach is of a holistic nature working with the 4 bodies— Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual.
As a quantum model of healing, Neural Pathway Restructuring™
- Allows us to access and transform the cellular memory of our unconscious responses thereby restructuring the neuro-receptors in the brain
- Changes our emotional responses of our predominant negative emotions as well as our “imagined” ones
- Gives one the ability to literally “remake” themselves into the desired being
- Accesses the higher level intuitive self that carries the blueprint of perfect health
Neural Pathway Restructuring™ alters the neurological habitual pattern of behavior so much so that it’s impossible to run it again even if you tried to. When utilizing this technique with someone we have to “warn” them they won’t be able to access the behavior ever again.
Neural Pathway Restructuring™ has been used successfully with victims of abuse, addictions of all kinds, weight control, depression, loss of sense of self and/or purpose, massive fear or anxiety, lack of self esteem as well as a myriad of other presenting problems.
Because my goal is to get as many Associate Practitioners using this process and helping people to create lives of love, joy and happiness, I am setting up a Neural Pathway Restructuring™ Association and training Program.
Through this Association and Program you will have access to:
- Three levels of training:
- Associate Practitioner
- Master Trainer
- Certification as an Associate Practitioner or Trainer (Certification Fee required)
- Your photo, bio and contact details on the Associate Practitioners page of the website (if you choose to become a trainer there will also be a Trainer’s page)
- Membership in the Neural Pathway Restructuring™ Association (fee required)
- Access to Neural Pathway Restructuring™ Association member only area of website
- Use of Neural Pathway Restructuring™ logos for use on personal website and products
As a Trainer you will have access to purchase two trainings as well as manuals and books
Love and light, Debra Fentress
Founder and Creator of Neural Pathway Restructuring™: Changing Your Past to Create Your Future
How the Brain Creates New Neural Pathways
There are a variety of reasons that drive the creation of neurons linking together in new ways. A few drivers of the way existing neurons may begin to link in a new manner might be through focused learning of new information or situations we are exposed to. Another could be an area of the brain damaged by an illness such as a stroke might drive the injured part of the brain’s essential functions to be taken over by a healthy area (usually an area close in proximity), mental illness, but there are a multitude of reasons it can happen.
Here is an example of how it might happen. You might decide to learn that new language that you’ve been meaning to for the last 10 years. As you study the language neurons housed in the area of your brain that’s storing your native language would send electrical messengers down the axons to the cell’s center (soma) where it is then routed to a particular group of connected dendrites which would then release a chemical messenger to the new targeted group of neurons that are located next to it. New neural pathways begin to be formed to acquire and store the new language. These new pathways become stronger the more they are used, causing the likelihood of new long-term connections and memories.
Building new neural pathways by going off the beaten path
An analogy to consider how this function might take place is if you grew up in the woods. Everyday you took the same few paths to get the things you needed to sustain yourself. You never strayed from those paths at all. Then one day as you walk down your normal path that is heavily worn from years of use down to the river you notice a little building way off the trail you’re on. You think wow I’d like to check that out, but you’ve never been off the trail. You decide to go check it out. You leave the worn path that you were on to ground that you’ve never stepped foot on before. You approach the door of the building then walk inside to notice that there is a large volume of books on the subject of building log cabins. You are looking around the room and notice a note on a table that states you are welcome to use the place anytime you want but please never take the books from the building with you. So you begin to come and go everyday to read and focus on learning how to build new log cabins. Everyday as you come and go you begin to develop two fresh paths that diverge off of the worn river path that you use to get to the building. When walk to the cabin everyday these fresh paths begin to become worn and easily noticeable. Even though the paths never become as ingrained and worn as your original paths they are still distinct and worn. This is similar to how neuroplasticity occurs in our brains as we learn something new. The more we repeat something and use that portion of the brain in a focused way new neural pathways might develop in your brain.