Humans have always worked to try and ‘figure out’ the world around them. We’ve invested centuries in creating stories that help us ‘explain’ why things happen the way they do. The research focusing on how the brain works has given us a much clearer understanding of how those stories actually help or hinder us as we strive to create a world we want to live in. We don’t control the world – things happen. What we CAN control, however, is our brain chemistry and in so doing we discover that there is much about the world we actually CAN control.
Our brains are hard wired to do two things: protect our self, and connect with others. Almost everything that happens to us stems from one of those two proclivities. It can be phrased another way; we either love or fear – period! Think of it this way, our thoughts are really habits of thought, so we either spend our time scaring our self about the world or loving our self and the world around us. Either way we are creating strong pathways inside of our brain that have profound ramifications about what we can and cannot do with our mental faculties.
My training and certification in Conversational Intelligence® has not only stimulated my curiosity about my – and your brain, but it has given me tools and techniques that provide ways to reprogram our brains so that we are working with our brain chemistry to actually achieve what we say we want – a world that works. I’m committed to sharing CIQ with you!
Restoring Organizational Trust Through Conversational Intelligence®
How God Changes Your Brain by Andrew Newberg, M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman
Distinct neural signatures for safety and danger in the amygdala and striaturm of the mouse by MT Rogan, KS Leon, DL Perez, and ER Kandel as published in Neuron April 21, 2005
Are you getting depressed by the world? Is the state of our politics driving to to hide or fight everything? Do you really believe that the 'end is nigh"? then I'd suggest that you take another look at what's REALLY happening in the world.
To do this you have to get outside of your box and READ different things. I'd start with books. Hunter Lovins - a person I've followed for decades, has a new book, A Finer Future. You can hear her on a podcast interview done by Y on Earth. To dramatically change your understanding of 'how the world works' try Donut Economics by Kate Raworth.
The angst we are feeling is because what we thought we knew is proving untrustworthy. Things are NOT going as 'planned' or as we think they 'should'. Why? Because the world has changed - it had to because it wasn't working . We have made these changes as we expanded our capacity to use nature's resources, as we learned from each other at a pace that never been seen before via the internet, and as we became interconnected globally through trade on a scale that is also unprecedented. We need to go with the flow or we will be left behind!
It's one thing to have the technology - we have the technology to make the needed changes, it's quite another to get people to actually change! I can't help everybody, but I CAN help you! We can work together to rethink how we see ourselves, work with other others, and organize our businesses. I can help YOU do all of these. Change isn't easy, but it's not as hard as you think, either.
Kathryn Alexander, MA Author
A student of human nature, of living systems, ethics and now neurobiology and brain science - I see the same thing everywhere - we need to get reconnected: to ourselves, others and the planet!