According to Ancient Greek history, the philosopher Socrates famously declared that the unexamined life was not worth living and the only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. The story goes that summing up what all philosophical commandments could be reduced to, he replied: Know yourself. Image: Photograph by Sage Friedman
Anxiety is a mental health condition that causes intense fear, worry, and stress. Anxiety disorders can make it difficult to function in daily life and can lead to physical health problems. So if you’re someone who struggles with anxiety you are not alone. An estimated 275 million people suffer from anxiety disorders. That’s around 4% of the global population. However, recent studies have begun to shed light on the neurological causes of anxiety, and this is leading to new and more effective treatment options. Now the latest findings in neuroscience may be of interest to you, since for years, anxiety has been treated primarily through behavioral therapies and medication.
INNER AND OUTER ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Neuroscientists have found that anxiety is caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain, specifically the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. Serotonin is a chemical that helps regulate mood, anxiety, and sleep. Dopamine is a chemical that helps regulate movement, emotion, and motivation. Neuroscientists have also found that anxiety disorders are often caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
This research has led to the development of new treatments for anxiety disorders that are more effective than ever before. Environmental psychology explores the relationship between humans and the external world. The influence of natural and human-built surroundings on how people feel, think, and behave is a major focus of research in the field.
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YOU CAN RE-WIRE YOUR BRAIN
For years, scientists have been uncovering the secrets of the brain, and recent breakthroughs have led to a greater understanding of how the brain works. This knowledge is providing new insights into the link between mind and body, and the role that neuroscience can play in promoting health and well-being. Once considered woo-woo, studies have now shown that mindfulness meditation can help to ease stress and anxiety, and that regular exercise can boost brain function. By harnessing the power of neuroscience, we can all reap the benefits of a healthier mind and body. As we learn more about how the brain functions, we learn more about how to keep it healthy.
3 WAYS NEUROSCIENCE BENEFITS HEALTH
First, by understanding how the brain works, we can develop better treatments for conditions like depression and anxiety. By understanding how the brain’s chemical imbalance occurs, we can develop treatments that target it directly. Similarly, anxiety is thought to be caused by an overactive fear response. By understanding how this response is triggered, we can develop therapies that help to calm it down. Learn about HAPPY CHEMICALS for the brain.
Second, by studying the brain, we can develop new methods for improving cognitive function. For example, recent research has shown that certain types of brain training can improve memory and attention span. By understanding how these training programs work, we can make them even more effective. Explore more about the connection of your biology and beliefs through the work of Dr. Bruce Lipton, THE BIOLOGY OF BELIEF: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles.
YOU ARE THE CODER, NOT THE CODE
Finally, by studying the brain, we can gain a better understanding of ourselves.. Every day, our brains make countless decisions – some of them small and trivial, others large and life-changing. By understanding how the brain makes these decisions, we can learn to make better choices ourselves. We can also learn to control our emotions and reactions better, leading to a happier and more fulfilling life. You can explore the latest findings about super-consciously re-coding your beliefs in aN Evolutionary Coaching session.
INNER PEACE AND CREATIVITY
There are many modalities that can be used to balance brain chemistry such as Hypnosis, Meditation and Art. Hypnosis can be used to help you relax and let go of negative thoughts and emotions. Meditation can help to calm the mind and bring about a sense of inner peace. Creating art and art therapy is also a great way to balance brain chemistry, as it can help to release creative energy and promote self-expression. By using one or more of these modalities, you can help to create a sense of balance in your life and achieve a more positive outlook on life.
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So if you’re looking for ways to improve your health, don’t forget to look to neuroscience. Many of the latest findings could hold the key to a healthier mind and body. This is the foundation of all my work, bridging ancient wisdom and neuroscience.