BELIEFS, THE PLACEBO EFFECT AND EPIGENETICS
Once you start to identify that you are running subconscious programs that may be holding you back from living a healthy and authentic life, you will start to notice the BELIEFS ATTACHED which are disempowering. It’s great to know that it’s possible to change them in a FasterEFt session.
Read Dr Bruce Lipton’s post for more understanding. He identifies the beliefs he gathered from his family.
Creator of FasterEFT, Robert G. Smith, explains the structure of belief systems. There are memories and emotions attached which keep them in place. FasterEFT techniques allow us to release the structure and update with empowering beliefs. As we change our stories from the past, our behaviour starts to change too.
What is the science behind changing our behaviour?
We know that NEURONS THAT FIRE TOGETHER WIRE TOGETHER. Negative thoughts and beliefs become entrenched the more we practise them, and eventually become subconscious – which means they play on auto pilot. With FasterEFT we create new neural pathways and connections in the brain that make positive behaviours the new normal.
“Our brain cells communicate with one another via synaptic transmission–one brain cell releases a chemical (neurotransmitter) that the next brain cell absorbs. This communication process is known as “neuronal firing.” When brain cells communicate frequently, the connection between them strengthens. Messages that travel the same pathway in the brain over & over begin to transmit faster & faster. With enough repetition, they become automatic.” (definition)
In a FasterEFT session, a practitioner will help highlight the beliefs that are not in alignment with WHAT YOU WANT. So why is it important to have the correct beliefs? This is because the body follows the mind, now proven and accepted. A great example of this is the PLACEBO EFFECT – an indicator that the human mind has the ability to influence many aspects of our physiology, including healing. In studies, patients receiving inert substances (placebos/ sugar pills/ fake surgeries) exhibit real, measurable physiological changes. This first became evident in a 1978 study in which 40 patients were given a placebo pain killer following dental treatment. Since then, a vast array of different conditions have been reported as benefitting from placebos, including acne, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, erectile dysfunction, ulcers, multiple sclerosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatism and colitis.
THE HUMAN MIND HAS THE CAPACITY TO POWERFULLY INFLUENCE MANY ASPECTS OF OUR PHYSIOLOGY, including our experience of pain, the alleviation of symptoms and the actual healing of some conditions. This means that we have much more control of our own health, and our own bodies, than we normally assume.
“Our mind is intricately interconnected with the body, and unconsciously, with our beliefs and intentions, we influence our health.” (Steve Taylor PhD, Psychology today)
Luckily nature is always working in your favour. It also turns out, YOU ARE NOT RULED BY YOUR GENES – environmental and external factors can influence the way genes are expressed. This is the field of EPIGENETICS. This means you don’t have to get the cancer that seems to run in the family, or be overweight like many members of your ancestral line. Once you realise this, you are empowered to create your life.
“DNA is not just a script. DNA is a dynamic movie. Our experiences are being written into that movie which is interactive…You’re watching a movie with your DNA with a remote control. You can add an actor, you can remove an actor. You have control. This is an optimistic message to counter the deadly diseases like cancer, mental health. We can epigenetically reverse the movie…We have a degree of freedom.” (Geneticist, Moshe Szyf)
It’s pretty exciting to know that the possibilities for your life are many.
“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
– Carl Jung