If we hear the word ‘sweet’ our taste sensor areas in the brain register ‘sweet’. If we hear the term ‘grasp’, our motor sensor areas activate. How fascinating is that? This is why I always say that the brain can’t tell the difference between an actual thought or belief and a real action. It is yet more evidence for the premise that what we choose to listen to, watch, say to ourselves etc is SO important, especially when it comes to healing, as I discuss in the Healing Plan.
Researchers have discovered that our brains are ‘touchy-feely’ and different physical portions of the brain activate in response to certain words. So, if you’re constantly telling yourself you are ‘tired’ or ‘ill’, your brain is acting upon that. This is why the brain retraining is so important if we want to get well. We have to make sure we surround ourselves with the right message and do our ‘stops’ when we hear ourselves tell ourselves the wrong thing. This takes massive effort and consistency to work, but it is a fact that you will then grow new neural pathways as your brain (and then body) start to believe you and enact that new truth. Not wishy-washy or woo-woo at all: pure science. I love it.
Read more about this in the Healing Plan