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THE “HOW TO” PERSUASION MANUAL – BRAIN BUFFET FOR PERSUASION

“Persuasion”, “sales” & “communication” are topics of major interest for obvious reasons – your career & pay, relationships, and mental health are all directly tied to your ability to persuade & influence others. So if you like the brain & persuasion you’re in for a treat. In this article I combine, neuroscience, psychology & NLP, “brain-based” tactics to absolutely skyrocket your ability to persuade and influence people. This isn’t some cheap, hyperbole to get you to sign up & buy something, this is an ACTUAL BRAIN BUFFET ON PERSUASION. As you read the article, you like me, will quickly discover why these brain persuasion tactics are the game changers.

QUESTIONS ANSWERED IN THIS ARTICLE:

  1. TOP PSYCHOLOGICAL BIASES – Use these, it’ll work every time!
  2. How to ACE an Interview & Get Hired -even negotiate pay increases before you’re hired!
  3. THE SIMPLEST MOST EFFECTIVE SALES MODEL
  4. How to Price your Products
  5. How you “the employee” can negotiate pay increases with little resistance.
  6. Dating & Picking up Romantic Partners – Irresistible Attraction.
  7. Use this Sales-Boosting Principle! It’s already being used against YOU!
  8. WITY & WILY – How to OVERCOME & INOCULATE OBJECTIONS
  9. Why NLP is THE GOLD STANDARD for Persuasion & Communication Training
  10. MY FAVOURITE TECHNIQUE TO PERSUADE PEOPLE!!!
  11. THE ONE TACTIC TO TRIPLE YOUR SUCCESS RATE PICKING UP ROMANTIC PARTNERS!
  12. Stop Blaming Your Partner – PERSUADE THEM!
  13. HOW TO SMOKE YOUR COMPETITION & ROYALLY SCREW THEM WITH BAD ANCHORS.
  14. How to CONVERSATIONALLY Hypnotize & Influence someone – Effortlessly change how someone thinks about “you” & the competition.
  15. Linguistic Patterns & Brain Mechanics of Persuasion
  16. Use this ONE PATTERN to your POINT Across EVERY TIME! – to Bosses, Spouses, Friends, Clients
  17. ANXIETY Truth Bombs – on how it messes up interviews & dating
  18. Why Nerves in your Sales-Team Cost you Money & Brand Image.
  19. Why do nice guys finish last with girls?
  20. Why are girls attracted to the Bad Boys?
  21. The NLP techniques to take your Persuasion to the Next Level.
  22. How to STAND OUT and be #1 Every Time.
  23. MENTAL MAGIC.

Read, Absorb & Experience the unique & powerful techniques below.

Special Inclusion: Step by Step HOW TO DO AN INTERVIEW FORMULA

Hey mom and dad! Your child stressed about upcoming interviews? Do you have upcoming interviews, big sales pitches or would like to catapult yourself to higher position in your career? Or would you like to learn how to structure your communication to effortlessly persuade & motivate your employees, your children, even your partners (I know be careful now!)?

For whatever reasons you want to become a better influencer, this “HOW TO” PERSUASION MANUAL will help you build the skills to do so. This PERSUASION MANUAL includes a 6 step formula for “HOW TO DO AN INTERVIEW” . The same 6 steps & skills can be applied to business meetings, meetings with teachers to negotiate higher grades, meetings with bosses, dates, you name it. All I ask is that when you use these brain-based skills to score better jobs, bigger pay, new sales accounts, and new and better relationships, that you remember where you learned them from & to pass them on!

Competence is what builds true confidence. The main reason most people are scared of public speaking, sales & putting themselves out there isn’t because there’s something wrong with them or because of their childhood, its because no one has explicitly taught them the skills to be a masterful influencer. We change that now.

In this article I combine Neuroscience, Psychology & Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), real authentic NLP that is – NLP that I learned directly from the creator of NLP, Dr. Richard Bandler – with practical experience public speaking, working 1 on 1 with clients and persuading and influencing everyone from paranoid schizophrenics to billionaire executives to 3rd graders.
These techniques are rooted in science. They’re based on how the brain works. And most importantly. THEY WORK!!!

Do you know your mind is subject to “psychological biases” & tendencies that you can use to persuade, communicate, sell & influence like never before? I’ve consolidated the best practical techniques, examples & application all into this one manual.

For interviews, sales pitches, dates, meetings, its all about communication & influence. Communication includes the ability to induce particular states in others, build ideas in their mind and lead them to take specific actions. COMMUNICATION is the highest level skill that will upgrade your potential professionally, socially, romantically, you name it. Its all communication, and sales when you think about it.

Maybe you want to use these skills to become richer, or pick up the girl of your dreams or be a better parent & teacher for your kids. Whatever it is, these brain-based communication techniques will allow you to do it all.

I work with many young adults. Typically the first major problem they come in with is anxiety, or limiting beliefs, some form of harmful behaviours. Now once I change that with them, then we get to optimizing things. This is where getting better at taking interviews, public speaking, focus and memory come up.

HERE’S THE MENU

– I’ll first share with you my simple 6 step formula to rock your interview.

– Then I’ll explain the neuro-mechanics of communication.

– Lastly, the psychological principles you want to use to your advantage.

Chris’ 6 Step Formula to Rock Your Interview

  1. SPECIFIC COMPLIMENTS
  2. IDENTIFY KEY ATTRIBUTES OF POSITION – ANCHOR THEM TO YOU.
  3. EMBED COMMMANDS
  4. ASK QUESTIONS – LIST WHAT YOU WANT
  5. COMPETITIVE ALTERNATIVES
  6. AIM HIGH – USE CONTRAST PRINCIPLE

I’ll now explain each step. An in depth analysis of specific Neuromechanics & NLP techniques as well as Psychology Principles will follow.

1. COMPLIMENT THEIR WORKPLACE. VERY SPECIFIC DETAILS.

Humans are suckers for flattery. HUGE KEY POINT: compliments must be well-researched, specific & demonstrate that you pay close attention. More than the average person thats for sure! Do your research and find genuine things that you like about the workplace. Specific things. If you can’t find any thats telling you something. Apply somewhere else!!! Guys, this is also true for women. Don’t just say generic compliments “ohh you have pretty hair” … or for interviews “you have a terrific workplace” … that will work against you. Identify specific details and compliment them on them. It will help you score big. For example, “wow the colour of your dress really brings those beautiful eyes you have”. Or if you like the hair, describe specifically … “Wow your hair is stunning, I really like how your hair shows off that long beautiful neck, and with that necklace … just wow!”

WORKPLACE – Change “I really like your workplace” too … “I love how important creativity & innovation are to this company. I’m intrigued by the workplace culture and how it gives employees the opportunity to explore and cultivate their creativity in order to develop new and better products”.

Chris Wyllie Addition:
“I must warn you though, you better be careful. Having me work in an environment like this, I’m going to be innovating like crazy!You guys have the iPhone 10, I’ll probably have the iPhone 15 done in two weeks! Then the next week make a iPhone 16 thats completely better and makes the iPhone 15 irrelevant … are you sure you’re willing to take that risk?”

2. IDENTIFY KEY ATTRIBUTES OF THE POSITION YOU’RE APPLYING FOR. ANCHOR THOSE QUALITIES TO YOU.

Tell a story about a job you had in the past where you demonstrated all the companies desired qualities in spades. Or if you haven’t done so in a work setting, talk about an athletic competition or academics where you epitomized those exact qualities. Not only that, those qualities were instrumental in helping you to persist through difficulties, solve problems and ultimately lead your team to triumph. Build those big bright elaborate pictures in the listeners mind ladies and gentlemen! Its persuasion we’re talking about here! Immediately following that you embed the exact commands you want to give them.

3. EMBEDDED COMMANDS

…Given the nature of the position and whats required to excel, I know I’m the candidate you want to hire … now first let me ask you a few questions just to make sure we are a perfect fit. (Embedded commands underlined – analogue mark these commands with downward inflection in your voice. To learn & understand the nuances of hypnotic language patterns & voice training come to an NLP Practitioner Seminar.

OR … “since leadership and team-work are so critical to this position … and I’ve excelled at both, both academically and athletically … I know I’m the guy/girl for the job … and now I just need to ask you a few questions to ensure that if I do decide to accept this position that it is truly in both of our best interests.”

NOTE: You do want to ensure that you’re right for the position and the position is right for you. Bad hires are costly to both you and the organization.

4. ASK YOUR QUESTIONS – LIST WHAT “YOU” WANT!!!

Most candidates will just passively be questioned. When you come in and lead with some of your own well thought out questions, plus state key values that are important to you (you’re actually saying these additional ones because you know they are important to the interviewing company 🙂 … we’re being hypnotically sneaky here a bit folks), you immediately stand out. Not only that you’ll show you’re making a reasoned intelligent decision. Its like pricing. If your pricing is $500. It looks somewhat arbitrary and negotiable. But if your pricing is $493, that looks like a specific well thought out number. The same applies for salary demands. The more specific and well thought out, the greater your chance for acceptance. Compare $50,000 per year vs. $52,397. The former you’re likely to get negotiated down … the later you state the amount … plus reasons for your decision, even if they are made up … give reasons, your rent increase, kids off to university etc … Reasons even if illogical get buy in from the brain. Additionally, using the rule of reciprocity … tell the company you’re going to give them additional X, Y & Z above job requirements and in return they’ll give you additional pay. Voila! This is optional. The company may say … “well I don’t need X,Y,Z” … so if you’re going to say you’ll add those in … make sure they tell you those things are important first!!!
Here’s an example to ask your boss:

“So my current job description is A, B, C … if you were to add three duties to my job requirements, that would be highly beneficial to the company, things that you think you need, what would they be?” Then if they say X,Y,Z … you have it in your back pocket. Also identify, what value would these additional X, Y & Z bring to the company? ($X dollars). Lets say … the boss then says … “well X Y Z aren’t really important to me” … you say, well 15 minutes ago you told me they were … actually you told me they’re specifically worth $10,000 … and I only getting $2,397, the company gets $7,603. Seems like the company gets a great deal out of this, do they not? So which one is it? Now adding $7,603 of value to the company seems like a great idea to implement doesn’t it?

5. LIST SOME COMPETITIVE ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS

Leverage the scarcity principle: The scarcity principle is that when something becomes less available we desire it more.

“So I like you … want to make sure I’m in the right situation where I can grow, excel, and utilize my talents … I’m also considering competitive OPTIONS A, B & C … though this position is one of my top preferred choices”. I would just go with “one of” top positions, not “top” position. We’re playing a little bit of the come away closer game like dating.

Competition for your services immediately increases your desirability. The same for sales. If you have a customer on the fence about buying something … you can say “well I’m completely out of stock anyways … so it wouldn’t’ even matter if you really really wanted it” … they go, “really, I actually really want it” … I go, “… are you sure, you’re not just saying that? … I guess I can see if I can find one more in our inventory … I probably won’t … but I’m only going to go through the hassle if you really want it, and will commit now to buying it”. Post Decision Bias – once we make a decision, we create reasons in our mind to strengthen why we bought it. Car salespeople do this as well – they get you to commit to buying the car … hence your brain consciously & unconsciously strengthens your reasoning for buying the car … then at the last minute they introduce additional fees. Now that your brain has already sold itself, you’re most likely to go ahead with the purchase even with the additional fees. With the fees explicit in the beginning before your decision, the salesperson may not have gotten the sale.

You can even add TIME LIMITS – I need to make a decision by … (X date) … give a reason afterwards … (simply giving a reason why, even if its bogus increases persuasion). Time limits will increase persuasion because of loss aversion*. Companies will be driven to avoid the loss of good candidate more than to find a good candidate elsewhere. Use that to your advantage. It’s not easy to find such talented, hard-working candidates now a days is it?

6. CONTRAST PRINCIPLE – Shoot high.

Aim for the position above the position you’re applying for. For instance if you’re applying for a basic position … start off by explicitly stating, “I’d like to be in position where I can quickly step into a MANAGER POSITION“. By associating yourself with the higher position, by contrast, the basic position will seem like a piece of cake for you. Or if you’re asking for a salary raise to 50K. Start with 60K as your negotiating point, the 50K will seem smaller relatively.

PERSUASION TRUTH BOMB: Each piece of information you’re exposed to, your judgment of it is influenced by the information that preceded it. After reading a dinner menu, at a fancy restaurant with $100, $150 entrees, the $40 steak seems cheap by comparison. Restaurants deliberately put expensive items on the menu, even if they don’t intend to sell them at all. This increases their sales and makes the rest of the menu seem “less expensive”. The best sales clerks do this too. Do they sell you $80 sweater’s, $120 jeans before or after the $900 suit? They always sell you the big expensive suit first! After you’ve bought the expensive suit, then the sweater and shoes seem cheap. Haven’t you had the experience of wanting to go buy a new suit and/or dress and didn’t you end leaving the store with a bunch of additional items you never intended on buying? Yup! The sales clerk was using the contrast principle to put your money in his bank account. Now you know!

You always want to set up and create the frame and context in which the other person sees the information you’re presenting. If I have a client who I know is going to be a pain in the butt, and want a discount … “who’d want a discounted brain anyways?” … I usually will start off with talking about my regular fees with clients which are $250-$500 more than I plan on charging them. After I talk about 3 or 4 success cases where I charged $500 per session … are they really going to try to get a discount on their preferred $125 session rate? I don’t think so.

Or I’ll tell them stories about people who are really cheap, didn’t invest in their brain and were forced to live with their brain problems for the rest of their life. Yuk!!!

Note: Negotiating your price is dangerous. Look, if a client finds out your price is negotiable, it means you could’ve given them the lower price in the first place, but chose not too! Stick to your guns.

They say to me, “I want a discount” … I always go sure, “you want a discounted brain no problem” … which parts of your brain do you want me to leave out? … The frontal lobes? … ohh that’ll be great … your memory will be better but you can’t consciously focus & decide to use it … or better yet which techniques do you want me to leave out? … Hey I’m cool with it … we can do discounted sessions then I can see you 10 times as opposed 1 time … at half the price per session & make 5X the money … sure I’ll give you a discount! You got to train your wits ladies and gentlemen otherwise people will walk right over you – especially clients!

Rule of Reciprocity. If you really want the basic position. Lets say a basic McDonald’s cashier. Don’t go direct and say you want that position. Aim higher as per above. But then state how you’re willing to compromise, by taking lower pay and a lower position in the short-term to work your way up in the company. This compromise on your part will increase the likelihood the company (other party) comprises and does you favours in the future. Its all about the set up. This is especially true for the public speaking, NLP, hypnotic & change work I do on stage.

Mention a friends name. Name dropping can help. Be sure to name someone with good associations anchored to them. Mentioning a friends name increases persuasion … especially with sales … because it anchors “them” to “you”. Now they’re not just dealing with you … but also their friend. Its a lot harder to turn down a friend. Say, “your friend Tina referred me to call you” … instantly that lead is warmed up.

*LOSS AVERSION – people motivated to avoid losses more than achieve equivalent gains.

*PSYCHOLOGICAL REACTANCE – when something, a freedom, a piece of information or a candidate like yourself … when the opportunity is taken away we desire it more. This is why you may want to set TIME LIMITS, for when you need to be hired by. As well, mention some competitors you’re considering. Thats often why in relationships, often when they’re prohibited by others, our parents etc. – we desire them more. Or if you’re no longer with someone why you may desire them more. It’s Psychological Reactance. Take away a FREEDOM, and we desire it more. This is how revolts happen – when previously experienced freedoms are taken away

Liking Principle. Humans are suckers for praise. Even if we know the praise is insincere, it will still influence you. Haven’t you ever said to your partner, “just say this …” … and when they say it, even though you know its lip service, it still makes you feel better doesn’t it? Yes its more important that you “say it” vs. mean it. Caveat: workplace compliments & relationships/social are different.

Similarity Principle: We have a tendency to have a positive bias towards people who have the same characteristics as us, nationality, colour, religion, looks, age/generation “in our days” etc. Look at how the people at your desired work place, dress and carry themselves, their attitudes, beliefs, religious and spiritual preferences etc. Adjust and use it all to your advantage. Convey yourself in a manner that shows you are like them.

One caveat – standing out and being different can be beneficial. This is especially true if you’re applying for a distinct position like CEO or Vice President. Also, like me, if you’re an outside consultant it pays to be different. When I walk in, its not going to be like anything they’ve ever experienced before. Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for the brain enhancing ride of a lifetime.

GET FULL ATTENTION: Rule number one for interviewing, public speaking, flirting, therapy and change work and virtually all communication is to get the listeners full attention.

In a position, where traits such as innovation, creativity are prized and many are competing for “one” position, this is where standing out from the pack, in terms of your style, the clothes you wear, your attitude and your approach can be beneficial.

BE YOU!

Most importantly, BE YOU! Others can sense when you’re not being yourself. They can smell the unconscious vibes that something is off. And they’re right! There is something off, YOU! You’re not being you. It’ll make them uncomfortable. Because it’ll be uncomfortable for you to not be yourself. The same is true for dating. Be yourself. Otherwise, if you have to act and be someone you’re not for the rest of your like, man thats a lot of work!

The problem with anxiety is that people get anxious and nervous and then they say and do things that aren’t “really them”. So just relax. Keep breathing. Smile. And go for it. Be you!

If you’re like me you’ll be using these skills and negotiating pay increases before you’re even hired! Hmmm do you know I haven’t even gotten to the nitty gritty good stuff yet! HERE IT IS!!!

NEURO-MECHANICS OF COMMUNICATION

SPEAK AT THE SAME RATE AS THE LISTENER. People understand at the same rate that they speak. If the other person is speaking to you slowly, and you’re speaking at a thousand words a minute, your communication won’t register in their brain. Thats what matters. Not that you actually say what you want to say, but that what you say is actually imprinted in their mind. Likewise if you’re talking to someone blazing along, you’ll want to increase your rate of speech and match them. Match them until you’re unconsciously in rapport and then you can lead. You can test by beginning to slow down your rate of speech. If they go with you. You got them in rapport and entrained. If you don’t you need to do more matching.

YOU GO FIRST. ENTRAINMENT. The very first step in influencing and persuading someone is to go into the desired state you want them to go into, first. If you want them to feel desire and to buy your product, you need to go inside and feel desire first. This is huge for sales. If you’re a sales person and you’re nervous, that nervousness will be reflected in your voice tone, rate, breathing etc. Unconsciously that will be the vibe the prospect will receive and unwittingly, they’ll begin to feel nervous and uncomfortable. If you’re not careful you’ll have just anchored nervousness to your product! You could have the best product ever, but you just made someone unwittingly nervous about it. Phew, its dangerous to be nervous. So just don’t do it!

Note on RELATIONSHIPS: In your relationships, think of the desired states & the ideas you want to plant in your partners minds. Now next time you communicate with them, go into that state first with those ideas in your mind. “… if you want to keep waiting for them “to change” or do something different … then you’re not interested in persuasion and you don’t having the type of relationship you think you want” Its okay to influence people. We can’t not influence people. Might as well do it deliberately! WHO’S GOING TO ENTRAIN TO WHO? Who’s state is stronger? If you’re relaxed & giggly on the inside, I mean really giggly, its going to be hard for your partner to remain a grumpy jerk. Its just the way it works. And if you turn into a grump yourself, well you need to make your state stronger.

Plan ahead. Anchoring. SMOKING THE COMPETITION.

Think of the desired states you want to elicit in the listener. Humour is a fantastic tool to anchor good feelings to you. I always love having clients and prospects talk about things they love, while looking directly at me :). As soon as they start talking about stuff they don’t like I step aside and anchor it somewhere else. This is inevitably the place where I’m going to put all of their objections as well as the competition, so I can be sure that all the bad feelings are anchored to them. Good feelings anchored to me! Ohhh yea!!!

RAPPORT. Rapport is a term thrown around a lot. Rapport that gives you the power to influence comes from MATCHING. Rapport is really matching and being entrained to the other. Once you’re unconsciously synced then you can pace and lead. You can unconsciously match rate of speech, breathing rate, body posture, representation systems (see below), modal operators, meta-programs and so much more. Tune up your senses. We teach you this in an NLP practitioner seminar. The NLP Practitioner Seminar will train you and prepare you to master persuasion, like no other. I teach the real stuff. Unfortunately there’s no standard or regulating body so 90% of the NLP out there is potentially bogus. Or at least not anything close to really good stuff.

PACE & LEAD. See Rapport above.

BE THE CAT. NOT THE MOUSE. In legalese, switch the burden of proof! If you make it a matter of whether they’re good enough for you, it completely gets rid of the question of whether you’re good enough for them. Apply this in interviews, sales & relationships. If you want to be like me, I’ll usually tell them they couldn’t handle me at their workplace, I’d be way to productive. Generate way too many sales. And I just don’t think they have the infrastructure to handle all the additional revenue I’d bring in. Who’s out-witting who here?

Or for potential consulting gigs, I always say … “I just need to warn you I’m not sure your employees can handle what I’m going to do … They go why not? I mean after the techniques I”m going to do, your employees are going to be really happy and really productive! They will have never experienced anything like it. Are you sure you want to hire me?”

Or for relationships, take the prettiest girl … even a stuck up one … use them for practice … and lets say you’re an average looking guy … if you start talking about how she couldn’t handle you … couldn’t handle you in the bedroom, couldn’t handle how caring and considerate you are, and how successful you are … you’ve just turned the tables … if she’s a polar responder … she’s going to polar respond right into your arms. After which you’re welcome refer a whole bunch of clients to me to express your gratitude.

Look it takes practice to be very mentally sharp, quick & agile at persuading others. I keep saying it because its true, there’s no practical skill development course like The Game Changer NLP Practitioner. None. Check out what the last group of practitioners had to say about the course.

SPATIAL ANCHORING – with spatial anchoring you can connect responses and feelings to specific locations. People do it unconsciously. They’ll talk about the things they like on the one hand, and then on the other hand they’ll begin to tell you the things they don’t like. Guess what? Very often the things they like vs. don’t like are represented in those precise different places in their mind. So when it comes time to persuade and close what are we going to do? We’re going to put all the objections in the dislike side (we really want them to dislike and get bad feelings about not buying) and put you and your products exactly on the side of everything they like. Same thing if you’re doing an interview. You on the one hand, the competitors on the other. You can even have the interviewer talk about the best employee they ever had … anchor it spatially … and then talk about some hires they really regret … anchor that spatially … then talk about yourself … fire off the first best-employee-ever anchor and put yourself in the exact same location as best employee in the listeners mind … and your competitors exactly in the location of the hires they regret. BOOM. Money in the bank. Of course we’re talking high level skill here. This isn’t your mini-mouse weekend course. These skills require practical in-person experience.

You can even build the anchors for them from nothing. Talk about things that they really dislike, things they’re unhappy about, mark them out with your hands in the air (lets say on their left). You can also anchor they’re left knee. Say to them … gosh those things must really annoy you don’t they? … Immediately strength the anchor (left knee). On the other hand, have them talk about things they really like and desire, and mark that out on the other side. You can anchor the right knee. Strengthen the anchor … “wow it seems like punctuality (or X) is something thats really important to you isn’t it?” … you generate the response, immediately fire off the anchor and strengthen it.

Now for sales and interviews, specifically your interview, what kind of state do we want to induce? WANTON DESIRE! Have you ever seen something and the moment you saw it, you knew it was perfect and you just had to have it? BOOM! Where-ever they’re eyes move mark it out, anchor it. That is exactly where you’re going to put your resume, your brochure, your sales presentation, every idea you want them to act on with total wanton desire … and UUU wouldn’t now be a wonderful time to …

Simple SALES: INDUCE WANTON DESIRE STATE + ATTACH IT TO YOUR PRODUCT. Credit Dr. Richard Bandler for teaching me that one.

QUOTES – Quotes are a hypnotic language pattern. This is where you tell a story or talk about another person or experience, and in describing that experience, you put in all the ideas and embedded commands you want to give to the person you’re communicating too. Its the difference between walking up to your boss and saying “you’re an asshole” … and saying, “hey I was walking to work, and some guy came up to me and said, you’re a pompous asshole … (then looking at your boss), what do you do if someone walks up to you and says, you’re a pompous asshole?” Of course, rather you can talk about your best friend John … “who had the best boss ever, a boss who really loved to reward good performance. In fact, John received a bonus of $10,000 and he didn’t even ask for it! On a Friday it was just added to his pay check … and boy was John really happy and even more motivated after that … how motivated? John brought in a million of new sales in just a month, after a small $10,000 bonus. Wow …. Now tell me about your bonus structure at this company … “

Get creative ladies and gentleman! It takes practice.

For example, as an interviewee you can tell story about your last position, and how the competition for the job was very high but it was your dynamic personality and unmatched work ethic that earned you the job (or whatever qualities you want to highlight). Then once you got the position, you were able to go far beyond expectations … put in some statistics, numbers … this will re-assure and get buy in from the logical rational part of the brain … for instance, the companies projected increase in sales for the year were supposed to be $100,000 … I ended up increasing sales by $500,000 … it was hard work though I tell you … it was quite a process but I finally got through and built relationships with the companies long-desired prospects. In the process I was able to deliver a 500% sales increase above and beyond expectations.

At which point, you like me, can now begin to talk about the bonuses and pay incentives you received for your efforts. Or you can pace the flip side … of not receiving bonuses hence why you’re looking for a new organization to work for. A company that actually values & pays for results. In other words, this company better give you pay incentives if they’re going to secure your services. Now were talking high level persuasion & hypnotic skills. Again, I cannot point out enough to you how a full 7 day practitioner seminar is necessary to calibrate your brain and give you a firm grasp on these skills.

I’d even have fun with describing qualities of competitors applying for the job and how your boss in your last work-setting hired those types of individuals, during which performance at the company suffered precipitously. However, once he hired employees with YOUR Characteristics, then company performance went back up. Get what I’m doing here??? We’re anchoring negative responses to your competitors and positive ones to you. Even though you are the one bringing all this up. You’re building this representation in their mind. Real brain work.

Of course you need to assess the situation … the other sides motivators … that is what their likely to want to MOVE TOWARDS … as well as MOVE AWAY FROM … and use those to properly frame & present YOU … in a manner in which they are moving away from other candidates and towards you!!! Same for sales. Same for dating. Same for therapy. Away from problems and towards desired results.

LINGUISTIC PATTERNS (hypnotic language)

PRESUPPOSITIONS:

Embedded Commands
Given my leadership experience, and high level communication skills I know will excel in this role, with that said, I have a few more questions for you ….

***MOST INTERVIEWEES let the interviewer dictate and ask questions. Come prepared with some questions for them!!! You need to determine whether their position is the right fit for you as well as for them!

Embedded Questions:
– I’m wondering when now would be a good time to hire me?
– So do I start next week Monday or Tuesday (this is a CLOSING technique).
– I’m wondering how you would know if you were looking directly at the candidate you’re going to hire?

For those of you have difficulty closing, go right for it, are you going to pay with cash or credit?

REPRESENTATIONAL SYSTEMS

There are three major representational systems our brain’s use to both represent and understand information: VISUAL, AUDITORY & KINESTHETIC. There are 5 total (including gustatory & olfactory), but visual, auditory, kinethetics are generally the main operative rep systems.

An individuals language will tell you how they are thinking, that is, what representational systems they are using to represent information in their mind.

“Tell me about yourself” … (auditory), “well let me first start off by saying, there are so many attributes I’d like to tell you about myself, however the most obvious of which is my ability to communicate and effectively influence others. When people have problems I can really hear what they’re saying and quickly find a solution to the problem. Most importantly, I can take complex subjects & articulate them very clearly.

The interviewer may follow with … “I hear what you’re saying” “I see your point” “I feel where you’re coming from”. TAKE NOTE and feed back the same representational systems to them.

The interviewer might say he’s just trying to get a feel for the candidates … in which case … “sure let me help you get a firm grasp, on why I feel this is the right position for me, as well as why I feel I’m the perfect candidate for the job. I have a very good handle on leadership, and am very in tune with what it takes to motivate others & ensure they are performing at peak productivity” … (Notice I’m using kinesthetic predicates).

The interviewer may say … “show me what you got”“In this position, my presence will be immediately noticeable. You’ll see how easily and effortlessly I’m able to integrate and work as team, and most importantly, find the unique perspectives, angles and keep expanding the vision for this company so we continue to viewed as the best provider in our industry. You can see me excelling in this position now can’t you?”

The interviewer may say, “I’m looking for individual who can do X, Y, Z” …. then your job is to paint the pictures of X, Y, Z in their mind … let me give you a perspective about my last position … then describe you exemplifying everything they are looking for … you can see why I’d be terrific addition to this organization now can’t you?

This is just the tip of the iceberg.

TAG QUESTIONS
Tag questions are another NLP linguistic technique. Tag questions pace both sides, that is both congruent & polar responses. Tag questions enable you to easily put ideas into the listeners mind. Tag questions take the form of:
1. Command
2. Negation, finished with “?”

You can see I’m unlike any other candidate who’ll apply for this position, can you not?

You’d like to learn how to optimize your brain, would you not?

You’d like to be a better more focused & productive you, don’t you? Therefore the 7 day NLP practitioner course, is the course you want to sign up for now, isn’t it?

Obviously you’re looking for an employee who works very hard, values culture & has the talent to progress within the company, aren’t you?

PRACTICE
1. Think of an idea you want to put in the listeners mind.
2. Add NEGATION + “?” at end of it.

You’d like to improve your ability to remain calm in interviews, don’t you?

You can see how beneficial it would be to increase your ability influence and persuade people, can’t you?

Now is the perfect time to make a hire, isn’t it? You’ve now found the perfect candidate now, have you not?

AT TRADE-SHOWS I LOVE PUTTING THIS SUGGESTION. It’s the first thing I ask people:
Hello there, “you’d like to learn how to optimize your brain would you not?” They always say, “of course, who wouldn’t answer yes to that question”.
My response, “I know that’s why I asked it!. Now if you want to learn about Neurolinguistics applied for sales and persuasion I can teach you that too!”

*Whats the opposite of talking? Most say listening. If you’re one of those people you’re in big trouble. You see, the more you listen to each and every work “you say” and the particular effect it has on the listener the more you can adjust your syntax and tonality in a manner which propels them to come to the particular conclusions themselves that you wish to give them and/or take the specific actions you plan for them to take. True persuasion.

When you’re giving a speech or interview, all you need to do is listen to each and every word as you talk, and it will tell your brain where to go next. If you have to hold rehearsed ideas in your head it creates anxiety and interferes with your brains natural creativity. Your brain unconsciously generates language. Let it do its job at peak capacity.

STICK TO YOUR GUNS.
Lastly, stick to your method of interaction. Keep your handshake etc. Make them respond to you. This indicates who the leader is. Most people acquiesce. If this is a basic low-level position you’re applying for, sure yield and be as like-able and bubbly as possible. However, for most sales pitches, interviews, dates, you want them adjust to you. Consciously and unconsciously you’re showing that you’re the leader. People are magnetized to leaders.

LEVERAGE THESE PSYCHOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

1. Better Looking = Smarter. People attribute better attributes to people who are physically attractive. Even though it’s illogical, in the brain better looking equals smarter.

2. SIMILARITY PRINCIPLE – we are biased towards those who are similar to us. We are less likely to steal, and more likely to help those with similar attributes, looks, colour & beliefs.

3. CONTRAST PRINCIPLE – every offer, every number, every piece of information is influenced by the information that proceeded it. If you’re a sales clerk, do you sell the $900 suit first or after the sweater, shoes etc? FIRST! While you may not spend $80 on a sweater, $150 on shoes, they will seem relatively less expensive after being presented with $900 suit. Great sales clerks get you to buy the big suit first, and then afterwards get you buying all the “cheaper”, ties, shoes, sweaters, stuff you never intended to buy in the first place.

INTERVIEW – set your sights a level above the position you’re applying for. This leverages the contrast principle. I had a 19 year old student apply to McDonald’s. In the interview, I told her she should talk about how she’d be a terrific fit for a manager position. I had her describe her leadership, initiative, team-building skills, and how she desired a manager position. Now relatively, the “basic” position for which she is applying, seems like a piece of cake for her. Every piece of information is judged based on the information that preceded it. If you’re interviewing for a basic position, aim for a higher position. Talk about how your qualities will enable you to excel in that higher position. You’ll have just anchored yourself to the higher position. You’ll seem too good for and above the “basic” position. Tell them you’re willing to accept the basic position and work your way up. Guess whats out the door? The idea of whether or not you’re good enough for the basic position. Guess who’s in the door? YOU!!!.

*** BE THE CAT. NOT THE MOUSE.

Too often guys in the dating scene, act like the mouse and try to attract the gorgeous cat. Women know this. Woman do this with guys as well. They wonder whether “they’re good enough”. This resonates in their thoughts, actions and is the vibe they put off.

When you turn the tables, that is, make it so they need to convince you to be with them, then the issue of whether you’re good enough or not for them goes out the window. The same can be applied for interviews. Rather than you convincing them to hire you, you should embed suggestions and presuppositions that its THEM, who has the onus of convincing you to take the position … because after all you’re the ideal candidate & much sought after talent!

Summary: When you make it a matter of whether “they’re good enough for you” it completely eliminates the idea of whether “you’re good enough for them”. They’re at your mercy. Not you at there’s.

Why do nice guys finish last with girls? Because they’re PREDICTABLE & boring. Predictable doesn’t light up the female brain.

Why are girls attracted to the Bad Boys? Bad boys are unpredictable. Un-preditability & novelty stimulates dopamine. All the best stimulant drugs stimulate dopamine. In order words, Bad Boys are more stimulating to the female brain.

*This is also why cell phones – messages, “likes” are so addictive – the unpredictability of reward.

So you’re a nice guy. I encourage you to stay a nice guy. However, you need to become more dynamic & introduce more novelty into your relationship & communication if you want the female brain magnetized to you. Its why wits and humour are so attractive to the brain. You never quite know whats coming. Mystery & novelty is “hot” to the brain.

Now when it comes to interviews and as an employee you want to build a large amount of certainty and predictability in terms of what you’ll deliver, your attitude, approach, skills etc. Though adding in some quick wit & humour can definitely add to your intrigue. More intrigue, more dopamine, more desirability.

I apply this “BE THE CAT. NOT THE MOUSE” principle with my private practice clients and coaching business. They have to convince me on why I should accept them as a client. Not me have to convince them to come for my services. It takes practice to master.

My SALES, COACHING & DATING ADVICE

Can you believe that I have full blown clinically depressed clients convincing me on why they want to and will be happy before I even willing to accept them as a client? I change their brain before I even start & then I send them a bill.

Or skeptics … ohh I love those … I have skeptics for breakfast … plus you think its that easy to just walk in and get a session with me? … I don’t think so … he’s going to have to convince me to work with him.

I fear no objection.

Final caveat. Know the standard norms for behaviour the specific interview you’re doing. I was in Milan, doing fashion week modelling, and I went to chat up the producer and say hello. After the casting process, my manager got a note asking, “why in the heck was I talking to the producer?”. In other words I got penalized for having a personality. Hence I quickly stopped doing the modelling rat race. But hey, if modelling is something you want to do, “now you know, don’t say a word, put on your pouty modelling face and go for it.”

Keep persuading like the super human beings you are ladies and gentlemen. Hard to believe … but we are just scratching the surface.

Now, have I convinced you that I’m 100% the brain expert you want to hire to supercharge your ability persuade others & generate business?

Sincerely,
Chris “Precision Persuasion” Wyllie.

CHRIS’ 5 KEYS TO INCREASE YOUR LEARNING

If a genie were to grant you 3 wishes, what would be the first most obvious thing to wish for? MORE WISHES!!!

Whether you’re a professional athlete, entrepreneur or student, your growth will be determined by your ability to learn. The quickest learners will be the biggest earners. Especially in todays age of entrepreneurship. That is if you’re learning the right stuff of course.

Lets face it, learning is life. Learning is money. Learning is growth. Learning is time. Learning is reduced stress & better health. Just ask any person who suffers from anxiety & panic attacks or depression or worse PTSD. Whats the problem? Not their childhood. Not even the anxiety. Not even the traumatic memories. Say what? The real problem is that they haven’t learned to deliberately control & operate their own brain. Thats it. Just to let you know, if you’re my client, I can guarantee you I’m going to find out the exact times and places where that anxiety is a major asset. But thats a topic for another day. Bottom line, learning gives you the power for unlimited achievement & to create positive changes in every area of your life. You need to become a highly skilled learner. Its my secret. I learn very fast and become good at things real quick, so I have time to master my mind, body & business simultaneously. You want to be really skilled & dynamic to stand out from the pack. That requires super-learning with a whole bunch of wanton desire and determination to apply your learnings.

Before embarking on your personal enhancement journey, the first thing you want to learn is “learning how to learn”. Becoming a Super-Learner is essentially your ticket to unlimited wishes. A lot of “experts” talk about it, but really just give you regurgitated quotes and content. We’re going to give into the nitty-gritty, hardcore techniques, that is, how to actually do it!!!

Whether you’re in sales, run your own business, are a teacher or an athlete, your job is to give people an experience. No experience. No changes. This is critical. I’ll explain. Now a study at Harvard, asked professionals, “if you could have anything, what would you want?” . Unanimously, they answered, “an extra hour per day”. Time is money. You’ll save time and be more productive by learning faster and retaining more of what you learn. Simply just dissolving the bad memories, limiting beliefs, and worries from your mind alone, will save hours of time. In some cases, hundreds of hours per year!

A major problem is that learning is something we’re TOLD TO DO, we’re not taught HOW TO ACTUALLY DO IT. Our entire academic career, content was shoved down our throats without us ever being taught how to effectively assimilate, learn & remember it. The result? Most have amnesia for 95%+ of the content they didn’t really learn in school. Isn’t that such a waste of time?

I must point out that its incumbent on both the teacher and the learner to make the learning experience as entertaining, vivid, and memorable as possible. Look, some stuff is going to be boring. Some stuff you’re going to want to pull your hair out. But thats exactly when you need to toot your own brain & have fun with it. Use my 5 KEY INGREDIENTS FOR LEARNING to make learning easy and fun. That said, it sure would help if your teachers, bosses & trainers learned how to teach in a way that registers perfectly for your brain. Send them to this course here! Thank me later!

Here are Chris Wyllie’s 5 Key Ingredients to Learning:

  • STATE.
  • STRATEGY.
  • CONVICTION.
  • DISSOLVE LIMITS.
  • FUN.

The above are the 5 ingredients you need to optimize learning. Elements 4 and 5 (Dissolve Limits & Fun) are connected to “STATE” but deserve individual mention. That is all your limits – be it bad memories, negative thought patterns, limiting beliefs – are limited to particular states of consciousness. Thus, different STATE, different BELIEFS. If you listen closely to people’s language they will even say, “well once I step into “SUPER-ME” … then I think and believe that I can do things I can’t normally do”. I like it, lets make a habit out of that! Secondly, having fun & emotions are the fabric of memory. You’ve got so many RARA motivation speakers, and people using fear tactics and hyperbole, whats above all that is high level humour and edu-tainment. Thats right. Now that with practical experiential techniques to create a tangible BRAIN ENHANCEMENT EXPERIENCE and you have the ultimate combo. An experience sets the foundation & re-wires the brain to make subsequent learning a piece of cake. Experience a belief changing intervention and then learn how to build such experiences for others.

Now lets get to each ingredient. I’ll explain the mechanics, the implications and then how to apply them.

STATE

Learning is state dependent. You’ve probably heard this before. However you may not know the precise techniques to control your state at will. When you learn information, the information is neuro-associated to that specific brainwave state. So the first step to creating and accessing learnings is learning – HOW TO CONTROL YOUR BRAIN WAVES & STATE. The brain is a wonderful machine. It’ll learn, rehearse, and access for you infinite amounts of information. All you need to do is get into the right state to access the desired neuro-pathways and thus all the information connected to that state.

I know you’ve all had the following experience: You going into test, and during the test you go black or faced with questions you know that you know the answers but you just couldn’t access them. Only to then have the answers start popping up in your mind while you’re walking or on the bus home. Wasn’t that annoying? This happens because during the test you didn’t access the learning state you were in when you studied the information. Like most you were probably calmer while studying and more anxious and rushed during the test. Hence, different states, and without accessing the state, the information is harder to recall.

The state you go into determines the information you access. Just think, when you feel really bad, doesn’t a rush of other bad memories typically begin to flood into your mind? When you’re feeling really good however its much harder to recall those bad memories, isn’t it? Thats because information & memories are only connected to specific states of consciousness. Now if you really want to get yourself anxious or depressed you can think of one terrible memory & bad feeling, access that state and then begin to think of every other area of your life so that they get coloured with those feelings. Thats how you create “generalized anxiety” and “depression”. I like to do the opposite. I like to spray happiness, curiosity and determination all across your mind & attitude now.

Particular environments can trigger brainwave states which trigger particular strings of memories and moments. Just think, have you ever been out for dinner with your partner and on the radio played “your song”? While this song was playing didn’t a string of past memories emerge in your mind?

Your state is comprised of the pictures and mental movies you see in your mind (either past memories or of the future), voices & sounds (both yours and others) you hear and feelings, which you of course feel. Thus the primary way for you to control your state is by changing the mental images, sounds you make in your mind and thus feelings you make in your body. This is the land of Neurolinguistic Programming. LET ME GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE of two key STATE INDUCTIONS – DESIRE & DETERMINATION. These are the two states you’ll want to elicit in your students.

DESIRE
I’d like you to stop for a moment, and think of a time when you saw something, and the moment you saw it, you knew it was perfect and you just had to have it. Thats right DESIRE. Desire that could be for anything as simple as a dress, a car, a partner, a home, a vacation, a mentor you wanted to be like, or a skill you wanted to learn. Anything that filled your body with that wondrous feeling of desire. Now close your eyes and in your mind, go to that very first moment when you first saw what you desired so strongly. See what you saw, hear what you heard. Now take the image of it and make it a little bigger, clearer and closer. Turn up the volume. Notice how that desire moves through your body and start to spin it a little faster, double it, triple it, 10X it … now is the perfect time.

Now inside the middle of that desired image, open up a little circle. Inside that little circle, see the target, see yourself with an unbridled exuberance learning math, science, neuroscience (pick a subject) with an overwhelming sense of desire. Then very quickly open up that little circle until that enthusiastic you completely covers the desire image – the same size, shape, dimensions etc. UUUUU the very same desire. Now really look at that image in your mind, thats something you need to remember and make it so that the closer you get to that image, the closer you get to mastering your craft the stronger that desire grows … suddenly learning and desire … desire and learning will be connected in a way they never have before. Suddenly the sight of that book is going to trigger that desire … the thought of learning trigger that desire … and the more you learn the more this desire will build and build and build and be absolutely irresistible … such that even the more you try to stop yourself the stronger this desire becomes … until you’re exploding like a rocket-ship to your dreams and beyond. Lucky you.

DETERMINATION
I know there has been a time when you put your mind to completing something and nothing was going to stop you. Isn’t that right? Easy, hard, no matter what you were going to do it right? It could be as simple as finishing a level on a video game, completing a sand castle at the beach, finishing a final set in a workout, finishing your favourite movie series, or favourite book, or playing another game, there have been times where you felt determined and resolved, and you were going to do it no matter what. THINK OF THAT TIME NOW.
Double the size of the image. Make it clearer bigger brighter more vivid. Turn up the volume. Really turn up the volume. And amplify that determined feeling X10. Then open your eyes and look at your math text book. Close your eyes feel the determination. Open your eyes look at the textbook. Close your eyes feel the determination. Then suddenly like a sling shot see an image of you being #1 at calculus in your class shooting right on top of that determined image, with those exact same resolved feelings …look at the image and go, “this will be mine”. Simultaneously say a special “word” to lock in this Calculus genius state and touch your writing wrist to lock in this determined genius. Now say the word, touch your wrist and activate this state. Now thats what I’m talking about.

This following part is optional
Open your eyes and say to the teacher … you said calculus “was” going to be hard … I’m so glad the difficulty is over … you also said that the average for last year was 75%. I’m so glad to inform you that this class is very different … in fact I’ve been considering the scholarships I’m planning on receiving from Harvard and Yale (pick your university) … and I need a minimum 4.0 GPA, however I’m going to settle for no less than a 96% in this class just to be safe. Ohh yea I’m Chris by the way … I guess you could call me Chris “96%” Wyllie …

Now that would be one way to start a calculus class. Too bad its not true … unless you learned how to be a ninja with neuro-linguistics – 7 days or less to become a Neuro-Ninja here.

Now what happens in calculus class? The first thing the calculus teacher does is go, “okay kids time to get serious, this unit of calculus is going to be very difficult were going to have to get through it”. Immediately the students brain’s go, “ahhh crap and then shut offs”.

Math teachers globally have been fabulous at anchoring BAD FEELINGS to numbers & equations. Many kids I work with, all I have to do is show them a math book and they immediately feel bad. Just the mentioning of school makes them feel bad. The school system has done a terrific job making it so that kids feel bad not only while at school, but any other time throughout the day when they think about school. You like me, went through it, you know what I’m talking about.

Calculus is actually one of the easiest most practical subjects taught. Its all about rates of change, which is precisely how velocity, acceleration, cars, gravity, profitability and the entire universe works!!! Calculus helps you figure out which sports car you want to drive and where to invest your money!

The school system does such a wonderful job building post-hypnotic anchors. If you want to make a perfectly grown adult cry just show them a polynomial equation! Instantly they’ll start feeling anxious, nervous and “less than”. You heard it from me.

YOU NEED TO BUILD NEW ANCHORS – especially to learning!

Learning is kind of like an adventure when you think about it. You just don’t know how far the learnings will take you, or where the journey of learning will lead and the opportunities that will arise on the path ahead … ohh the mystery … if you stop and think about something you learned and didn’t enjoy, maybe you didn’t realize at the time, but the fact that you didn’t enjoy it actually moved you forward because it told you what you do like … you see standing still and hesitating gets you no where …. parents are always asking me where should I send my child to university … should he take a year off or go right for it … take the step forward, because even if its the wrong one, that fact that you’ve experienced the wrong one will lead you to the right one … did you realize that everything you’ve ever learned, every fact, every experience is ammunition for you to make boatloads of money, achieve superstardom success, in essence do whatever you want. Even if thats just sitting at home learning in a state of bliss and overwhelming curiosity. Do you see my point?

WANTON ANTICIPATION
Think of a time you felt incredibly excited and just couldn’t wait to do something. Close your eyes, remember where you were, what you saw, what you heard, that feeling of wanton anticipation, then open your eyes … Look at the equation on the board … then close your eyes see what you saw in that memory … open them look at the equation on the board … close them make that memory bigger brighter clearer so that anticipation begins welling up through your entire body … open your eyes and look at the equation on the board … hmmm have you thought about the perfect equation for your most epic life? Hmmm what are necessary variables that must be part of it? Think about that. Hold that thought.

Here are some USEFUL LEARNING STATES to induce in yourself & your students:
Curiosity, Desire, Determination, Flexibility (Creativity).

Remember the memory blog, that you need congruence between learning state & testing state in order for the learnings to be consolidated and accessed.

If you can induce a consistent state in the following 3 environments you’ll be miles ahead:
SAME STATE LEARNING IN CLASSROOM = SAME STATE LEARNING HOME = SAME STATE TAKING TEST. I did this especially for the highly visual classes: biology, chemistry, neuro-anatomy. READ Strategies below.

The biggest memory and learning problem for you is not being able to consciously re-access the same state the content you want is connected to. Second, good brain chemistry equals good learning. Nutrition, supplementation and specific lifestyle adjustments can ensure that you make good brain chemistry to build better focus, mental clarity and memory.

Let me introduce to you 4 key neurotransmitters for learning.

GOOD BRAIN CHEMISTRY

1. DOPAMINE – Dopamine is the “feel-good” “pleasure neurotransmitter that increases energy, focus, motivation and is released to consolidate newly formed neuro-pathways. In essence, when learnings “click” in your mind, dopamine is released to strengthen the neuro-connections. Thus dopamine is key to both the initiation of motivation for learning & the consolidation of learning. Some supplements to increase Dopamine include L-tyrosine, Coffee with MCT Oil, Mucuna Puriens, Gingko & Ginseng. As well, “DHA” increases Dopamine. Consume a higher protein diet, with lots of vegetables and lower carbohydrates to increase dopamine levels. I recommend taking dopamine supplements on an empty stomach before eating food for maximal effect.

2. CHOLINE – Choline is a neurotransmitter that increases memory, information processing, thinking speed, and overall mental sharpness. Some supplements that raise choline include Citicholine, Alpha GPC & phosphatidylserine (PS). Likewise, take these supplements on an empty stomach before studying. Foods rich in choline include Egg Yolks, Salmon & Beef Liver.

3. GABA – GABA inhibits over-excitation of brain cells. GABA promotes relaxation and calm focus. I do not recommend taking GABA directly, but rather subtly raising GABA levels via magnesium supplementation. Add in active form of Vitamin B6 with the magnesium (MG) for increased GABA production. Both Mg & Vit. B6 are co factors that convert glutamate (excitatory) into GABA. Magnesium Threonate is my favourite magnesium for the brain and cerebral spinal fluid.

4. SEROTONIN – Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that modulates mood, creativity & overall well-being. Elevating serotonin can assist you in achieving altered states of consciousness & increased synaptic plasticity. Some natural nootropic serotonin boosting herbs include Bacopa, Goji & Schizandra. Exercise and weight lifting is a terrific serotonin booster. So is meditation.

Oxytocin deserves honourable mention for its ability to increase pattern recognition. Autistic kids were given oxytocin and suddenly able to perform fascial recognition. That is they were able to differentiate a sad face from an angry face etc.

Melatonin is another key neurotransmitter. Melatonin is released in the pineal gland, usually after a few hours of the absence of light. Melatonin release promotes deep sleep, during which the polarity of the brain reverses, which re-primes brain cells, strengthens activated neuro-pathways and prunes away unused ones. Without proper melatonin release, sleep and learning will be impaired. Avoid blue lights 3 hours before bed. As you learned in this blog, morning sunlight helps to re-set circadian rhythms, and proper timing of AM cortisol release and PM melatonin release. The presence of light in the morning and absence of light in the evening trumps any melatonin supplement every time. EXERCISE Exercise raises brain-derived nerve growth factor (BDNF), endorphins and replenishes the electrical charge of the brain. While in school, I never wasted any new brain cell growth and always did my most important studying before and after my workouts. In fact after work outs, the brain is neuro-chemically primed for terrific creative thinking & writing. I like to spend 20 minutes after a workout generating new ideas.

Not working out and pulling off 10 hours of straight studying is the worst thing you can do. Your brain becomes in-efficient, habituates and information is not as distinctly wired into memory. Did you know that the brain hemisphere’s change dominance every 90 minutes? Hence, the most effective way to study is in 90 minute intervals. Likewise, your brainwave dominance changes every 90 minutes. You want heightened Beta & Alpha brainwaves when processing information in “UP TIME”, and then allow the brain a period of time to go into “DOWN TIME”, that is into a more daydreamy “theta state” for the information to be consolidated. You can study in 45 minute intervals to take advantage of “primacy” and “recency” effects. That is we tend to remember the first and last things we are exposed to during a study session.

AVOID SELF-INDUCED AMNESIA!

DO NOT GO AND CHECK YOUR PHONE RIGHT AFTER STUDYING KEY INFORMATION. IT WILL GIVE YOU AMNESIA FOR THE INFORMATION.

I do this in seminar to deliberately give participants amnesia for their problems! I have them talk about their problems, and then I abruptly distract them, change topic and/or point something out. When I return back and ask, what were we talking about? They have a hard time re-accessing their problems.

I’ve given you a lot to begin to change and optimize your state … now that you know how to get into an optimal learning state, now we need to give you the best step-by-step instructions to perform the task – that is the actual LEARNING STRATEGIES!

STRATEGY

When a dyslexic child walks into my office, I’m always suspicious. I always say, “you’re going to have to convince me you’re dyslexic because I don’t think you really are”. I always ask them Dyslexia, how do you spell that? They proceed to spell it perfectly. Bit of a paradox if you ask me. I ask them how did you do that? They go it’s written BIG on my binder – DYSLEXIA. Hmmm okay …

Now you see, dyslexia and “poor spelling” in general usually isn’t a brain problem, it’s a mental strategy problem. Dyslexic kids and poor spellers try to spell words by “sounding them out”. Therefore they use the wrong parts of their brain to perform the task. Guess what the best spellers do? They make big bright pictures of the word, and have the word encoded as an image in their mind. That is they use the VISUAL cortex as the primary representational system, not the auditory one. Auditory loop is unreliable & requires you to sound the word out every time. Also, considering English has all kinds of quirky rules, having mental images can save you a lot of trouble. Plus all you have to do is have one big colour coded image in your mind to spell it forwards, backwards etc and recall ONE PICTURE … not sound out a whole sequence of syllables which is thus more individual “chunks”.

So with spelling problems, usually there’s nothing neurologically wrong with the brain its just a matter of using a poor mental strategy and thus the wrong parts of their brain to perform the task. All you need is to learn the optimal mental strategies for the specific task at hand. The same applies for all subjects & disciplines inside and outside of school.

Caution: We were taught to spell words phonetically without ever realizing you can’t even spell phonetics phonetically!!! Try spelling “caught” phonetically! The best spellers make big pictures of the words in their mind so they can spell it forwards and backwards. If you want to become a great speller, The NLP Spelling Strategy, which I learned from Dr. Richard Bandler, and what I teach in an NLP Practitioner Seminar is exactly what you want to learn. You could make a career making kids good spellers just with this one mental strategy!

Now lets talk about the sciences, such as biology. In learning BIOLOGY you’ll be faced with many different diagrams of cells, tissues, organs etc. What sensory representation is going to make learning biology a piece of cake? VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS. This is where you need to develop your photographic memory. That is being able to take a diagram in your textbook and build the same image in your mind. Then you can literally get 100% in academic biology like a walk in the park. It only took me 9 detailed pictures in my mind to complete a 3 hour biology test in less than 45 minutes. The same for neuro-anatomy. We all have a photographic memory, its just you may be using yours to remember vivid mental images of bad memories from the past rather than biology diagrams, books, stock markets, take your pick.

ART – Artists do this same mental strategy as well. Have you ever had an artist on the street draw your face? I did in London England. What did the artist keep on doing? He kept on looking at your face, then looked at the paper, then at your face and then at the paper. He kept going back and forth between your face and the paper, until he could see an image of your face on the paper. Then he simply traced the mental image on the paper. Voila!!! You want to practice doing the same mental phenomenon for your biology diagrams, neuro-anatomy diagrams, chemistry diagrams and mind maps for any subject.

Remember, learning is not about getting all stressed and trying to remember information auditorily by rote. The first step for super-learning is to get into a highly relaxed, calm focused state where visual imagery is enhanced. In this state, if I were measuring your brainwaves we would see increased ALPHA brainwaves. Use deep rhythmic diaphragmatic breathing to get into a SUPER-LEARNING STATE “body relaxed mind shooting ahead”. Now start with a diagram with maybe 7 items. Look at the diagram, look at your notebook. Look at the diagram, look at your notebook. Keep going back and forth until the image of the diagram begins to emerge onto your notes. This takes practice. I have a specific ALPHA trance inducing brain hemispheric trance induction I teach in my practitioner seminar.

Here’s a simplified version of my ALPHA TRANCE INDUCTION

1. Gently close your eyes. Breath in air through your mouth. Slowly let it out through your nose.
2. Put your focus up to the left, on your left frontal lobe
3. Move your focus to the right, on your right frontal lobe
4. Visualize letter “A” on top of your left frontal lobe. What colour is it? Capital or lower case?
5. Visualize #1 on top of your right frontal lobe.
6. Visualize letter “B” on top of your left frontal lobe. Colour?
7. Visualize #2 on top of your right frontal lobe.
8. “C” on top of left frontal lobe. #3 on top of right frontal lobe. Shift backwards all the way to the beginning. I’ll add a supplementary video for the EXERCISE. This is enough to start.

BUILDING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC memory is a skill, just like mastering a “form” in a martial art. The same applies for chemistry. If you can’t visualize a double helix molecule, or atoms bonding together, chemistry is going to be difficult. Learning and memory are, in fact, skills not genetically predetermined traits. If you’d like to dive deep into learning and memory, in The Game Changer NLP Practitioner Training Course, we spend an entire day on mental strategies for learning and memory. This includes a wide array of hypnotic and neuroplasticity techniques to enhance learning and memory. Its quite the fun. Its quite the experience.

Overall, you want to acquire better MEMORY strategies. A common trait is that all memory champions perform highly detailed visual representations of information in their mind. If you try to repeat things via rote using auditory loops you’re going to have difficulty remembering. You’re going to be working within the confines of working memory as opposed to limitless long-term storage.

Now have you ever heard about Einstein’s thought experiments? In his experiments, Einstein imagined himself riding on a beam of light and literally rode across the beam of light to figure out how light travels across space. He created these visual experiments to then get a particular “feeling” about the true nature of the universe. Ahhh yes kinesthetics! Kinesthetics are huge for math, physics and memory. In order to differentiate right vs. wrong answers, we need develop a distinctly different “feel” to them. If everything feels the same you can’t tell them apart. This is especially the case in autism or any hyper-active disorder. The brain is in such an overwhelming state of stress and therefore can’t make precise neuro-differentiations. A common example is during tests or performances, many people get anxious and nervous & those feelings impede their ability to kinaesthetically differentiate right from wrong answers. In a good learning state this wouldn’t be a problem.

Now back to memory, I wrote an entire blog on memory which shares many memory strategies.

MEMORY INVENTORY – I’d recommend you take a little memory inventory now. Notice where in your mind the mental images are of the things that you remember you remember vs. those you remember you forget. I bet they are in a different locations, have different focus, and have a different feeling to them. Much of the magic in optimizing memory as well as deliberately forgetting are in the modalities of thought. This is the mental magic most don’t even know exist. I love this stuff.

GREAT ATHLETES

Great athletes are very good at running success in their mind. They see themselves performing perfectly. They notice the nuances of how they’ll look performing perfectly. Then they step inside the image, feel and experience a perfect performance. In essence, they create the memory in their mind before it really happens. You see when you don’t consciously make plans thats when you can get anxious. By definition, anxiety and worry occur via bad mental planning. You imagine yourself messing up, or remember past failures. How is that going to help you to perform perfectly? ITS NOT. Your brain will turn things into what you expect and aim it at. So aim your brain at perfect performance to increase your chances. What does that look like for you?

Finally, we have the third major ingredient that makes the everything work. Without conviction, it doesn’t matter if you have the best strategies in the world. You won’t get full mileage out of them.

CONVICTION

I’m sure you’ve heard of this whole notion of your “story”. When someone talks about “your story”, what it really boils down to are your beliefs – that is what you believe is possible vs. impossible for you.

I’m always intrigued when I work with a client, very often brought to me by a therapist, who believes that nothing could help them get better. They always start off by saying, “I’m stuck with this broken brain and there isn’t anything you could do to help me”. At which point, I’ll look them dead in the eye and say, “Interesting, but you showed up anyway, which means some part of you is convinced you need to change, when would now be a good time to make that happen?” I learned from the best.

First let me point out to you the difference between a conviction vs. belief. The aforementioned person, “said they didn’t believe they could get better” … but that was just lip-service they learned to say to give therapists a hard time. The fact they showed up tells you that they really do believe they can get better. At the very least, you have a very strong belief that they don’t believe to work with! AHA!!! An important point in doing therapy, is knowing that what your clients are saying isn’t necessarily the truth.

HUGE TRUTH BOMB: In fact the individual is very often doing the exact thing they say they can’t do!!! I’ll save more details for a CHANGE WORK 101 blog. On the flip side, clients will literally tell you whats going on in their brain with their language. For example, “I’m having trouble getting going with this project or with completing this course”. What do they need? To get the pictures & mental movies moving in their mind as well as some powerful feelings of motivation. I always get a kick when someone says, “well I’m just drawing a blank”can you see how they just gave away the solution? What do they need? To build a mental representation of them in the future. Now the difference between a conviction vs. belief is in terms of long-term behaviour. Beliefs launch short-term behaviour and conviction long-term behaviour. Not only that very often beliefs have no influence on behaviour, but convictions absolutely do. An example of strong convictions and they being guides for behaviour are religious convictions.

Now the problem with limiting beliefs, like for instance, “I’m not good at math”, is that when you go to do math bad things happen in your mind. You go to do math, and then you remember a crappy memory or you see yourself doing poorly. Therefore you feel bad and don’t perform as well as you really could. Good idea? Absolutely NOT!!! The same applies with interviews, tests, competitions, dating etc. Can you see why it usually only takes me one session to get a client remarkably better? Once you got the manual for the brain, you can figure it out real quick!

The wonderful thing is that all it takes is one experience to completely change a belief. Lets say you believe you have a bad memory. However, then you take a seminar, learn a memory strategy and proceed to remember 20-50 items perfectly. You remember names, dates, books, everything you used to forget. That one experience would dispel that belief.
Or take a fear. Fear of public speaking. Fear of public speaking is greater than fear of death. That means most people would rather be the guy in the coffin than the guy giving the eulogy. Illogical. You bet. The brain is not rational, this is why psychology goes off course – they look for “reasons”. Rather the brain is predictably irrational. Problems aren’t random, they’re systematic. Therefore easily changeable.

Lets also say you learned a technique to get rid of your fear of public speaking. Moreover the technique made it so you could speak smoothly, & eloquently and have the audience eating out of your hands. Then you got up and spoke in front of a 100 people like a breeze. That one experience would dispel that belief.

One counterexample breaks a belief. But 100 counterexamples can’t break a conviction. A conviction is something you’re convinced you can do regardless of how many failures you experience. For example, virtually every Olympic Champion failed many times before actually winning. Current MMA fighter Connor Mcgregor is a terrific example. That conviction in themselves that they could be the best, resulted in persistent action until they achieved glory in spite of the counter-examples, naysayers & failures. Religious convictions are a stark example of the power of conviction to propel behaviour. Across time, there have been groups that have promoted the idea of a DOOMS DAY on a specific date. However, when the end inevitably didn’t come, rather than giving up their conviction they rationalized the counter-example and continued to uphold their conviction.

You see, you all are convinced of certain things. Maybe you’re convinced that you’re a great musician, or you’re great at math or athletics or entrepreneurship. And even if you messed up or failed multiple times you’d still be convinced you’re good at those things.

Were you born with that conviction? No you weren’t. But at a certain point you became convinced you were good at it. Maybe your parents forced you to play a sport or martial art or instrument. But at a certain point you keep playing on your own, with conviction that you’re good at it. You see, you want to deliberately build the conviction that you can learn to be the best at your craft. Right from the start. For students, you want to build the conviction that they can achieve academic excellence in each and every subject. Not just lip service like the client above gave, but conviction they act on. Conviction that persists especially in the face of difficultly. Providing MODELS & EXAMPLES of individuals who overcame odds and deficits to triumph is a great way to start a lesson. There’s a hypnotic phenomenon called Deep Trance Identification, where you think of your IDOL or MODEL, see how they perform, think and feel, and then step inside them in your mind. Lets go further. Build a mental movie of you performing with the exact same skill as them. Side by side. Then reverse engineer a series of steps backwards in time. Make 10 pictures in between the future you and the present you. Ask yourself, “if I were 90% of the way to my goal what would that look like? 80%? 70%? … 10% all the way back to the present.” Then practice running through those steps in your mind.

BUILDING CONVICTION EXERCISE

Think of a conviction you have about yourself. Something you’re proficient at. If you’re convinced that you’re not proficient at anything, use that conviction in your lack of conviction!

When you think of that conviction, notice where the image of it is in your mind, visually. Is it right in front of you, on the left or right? How close is it to you? Colour or black and white? How focused?

Do you have any sound with it? Is the sound on the left, right, in front or behind you?

Somewhere else in your mind build an image of yourself become good at a desired skill. Got it?

Now look at your existing conviction. In the centre of the conviction open up a little circle. A target. In the target see the your new picture – you learning to become proficient at your desired skill. In a moment, very quickly open up the new target picture until it completely covers the existing conviction. Picture in the same place, same size, same dimensions, same closeness, same focus, same conviction. DO THIS 3X VERY FAST. Now take the feeling of that conviction and start to double it, triple it, 10X it, as you look at yourself mastering your craft with complete and utter conviction. Even plan to fail. See yourself confronted with the greatest difficulty you can imagine and the sight of that challenge immediately triggering off this 10X motivation. Each time you fail see yourself becoming more and more motivated … literally the harder the going gets the more motivated you get … so that easy, hard no matter what you’ll will yourself where you want to go.

Without conviction, you won’t try with every fibre of your soul. Therefore you won’t find out what you’re really capable of. That is the very problem. Most people are not convinced they can be good at things … they’ll even say “I’m not the kind of person who …” Even if you have to pretend until you master it, when you’re convinced you can become good at something, you’ll give everything you’ve got. Thus you’ll activate all your talents and discover whats really possible for you.

In summary, you can believe you can be good at math and never open a math book. Similarly, you can believe that you should eat lots of healthy organic vegetables & organic meats, but yet mysteriously find yourself repeatedly in the drive through at McDonalds. I always get a good chuckle seeing these guys who promote healthy organic foods on social media at McDonald’s drive-throughs. So beliefs don’t necessarily trigger long-term sustained behaviours. Convictions DO. Your job is to build a conviction in yourself from the get-go. And do so for your students.

LEARNING LIMITS GONE – Getting Rid of Learning Limits, Negative Experiences, Bad Suggestions.

The problem with Labels, Diagnoses and Limiting Beliefs, is that when you go to do something bad things happen in your head. This makes you perform worse than what you’re really capable of. Or worse, makes it so you don’t even try. If you don’t believe you can do something, because some teacher told you you couldn’t 20 years ago, you’ll never try and thus never find out.

For instance, many of you were forced to stand up and read in front of a class. This was to re-assure the teacher. Of course you may have been anxious because no one taught you how to control your feelings. Hence, the teacher gets you into a state not conducive to reading well and successfully installs a traumatic experience. Worse, they program your brain to read with a Grade 3 voice in your head, which severely limits reading speed and comprehension.

Now did the teacher deliberately do this? Of course not. The same trick was done to them. However, its remarkable the number of grown adults who come to me at present age 40 or 50 and complain about what some teacher, parent or person did to them when they were 12 years old.
Vicious hypnotists and naysayers exist all over the planet. “You’re not smart” “You’re not mathematical” “you’re not the kind of person who could be happy” “you’re not enough”. These are only ideas. They’ll only be true if you believe them. If you don’t believe them, I guarantee you’ll prove them wrong.

HOW DO WE CREATE MENTAL LIMITS? Operative world “Mental”. They’re not real. They’re just ideas in our head. Let’s say your client goes, “I just can’t do it”. Be it math, building a business, or starting a new relationship.

IN ORDER TO CREATE THEIR BELIEF IN THEIR LACK OF BELIEF, aka, their MENTAL PROBLEM they must do one of the following &/or both:

1. WHEN WE GO TO DO AN ACTIVITY WE REMEMBER BAD PAST EXPERIENCES – hence you feel bad, don’t really enjoy it, and don’t really access all your talents.

2. BAD PLANNING – WHEN YOU DO AN ACTIVITY YOU SEE OR IMAGINE YOURSELF PERFORMING POORLY. You plan for things to go wrong so therefore they do.

GET RID OF BAD MEMORY EXERCISE
Step by step instructions for this exercise was given in MEMORY MAGIC blog. In essence, in order for a belief to affect you viscerally, it must have certain properties – I.e. it must be a fairly large memory, vivid, clear. By changing sub-modalities and mentally re-programming the memory it changes your automatic neurological response.

BELIEF CHANGE EXERCISE
Identify limiting belief. How do you know you’re not X? … Client might say well … “I just know …” How do you just know? Are you remembering the past or seeing yourself not doing well in the future? … Are you sure you believe this?

1. Think of limiting belief you want to get rid of.
2. Think of a new belief you want to have. I.e. Belief that you can become a good speller or a good public speaker.
3. Compare the sub-modalities of something you’re CERTAIN OF vs. UNCERTAIN OF. Pick non emotionally laden things. I.e. Breathing is good (certain) vs. what you’ll have for lunch in two weeks (uncertain). i.e. VISUALLY: where are the images in your mind, different location? Different size?
4. Imagine the limiting belief firing off into the distance and popping back up into the same location as the UNCERTAINTY image.
5. At the same time, Imagine the new resourceful belief firing off into the distance and popping up into the submodalities of the strong belief.
6. Do this 3-5X very quickly.

Read Dr. Richard Bandler’s Get the Life you Want, which is loaded with practical NLP techniques.

FUN. MORE FUN = MORE LEARNING.

Make learning an animated hyper-sensory experience. Both LEARNERS & TEACHERS MUST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY.

Most teachers and trainers repeat the same schtick over and over again. Or speak with one rate or tempo.

What captures the imagination of the audience and paints big bright vivid pictures in their mind as they listen to a speech is dynamic, wide-ranging tempo, rhythm, tonality, voices and accents. As a speaker there’s a huge difference between talking about something and creating a hyper-sensory experience for the audience. You want to bring to life different characters, scenes, and stories in the minds of the audience for them to experience. Guess what? Their brains will fill in the blanks! You don’t even have to be that great at accents or tonality shifts, just add it in and the audiences brains will fill in the rest! Applying NLP & Neuroscience based tactics builds high level skill. You need to learn the fundamentals before you can weave them altogether into epic performances.

The Game Changer NLP training course will teach you how to elicit & create states, anchoring, how to build ideas in the minds of the audience and how to use the power of stories to capture full attention and embed learnings & suggestions that will seamlessly influence the unconscious minds’ of the audience. Whether its public speaking, teaching, sales or communication in relationships these brain-based communication skills are unbelievable in what they can allow you to do.

For students, if while learning your eyes are glued to your notepad, your only input is auditory. Not only that you’re distorting everything the speaker says onto your paper. Depending on your seminar, you can absorb way more and much faster, by heightening your senses, paying full attention, watching closely with your eyes and hearing each and every word the speaker says. Trust your unconscious processes. What was the last movie you watched? Who were the main characters? What was the plot? Did you take notes? No! Yet you could probably even replay many of the scenes in your mind and describe them in acute detail to me, YES!

Paying full attention and simply watching & absorbing is especially important in the NLP Practitioner Course. Absorbing how techniques are performed, the tonality shifts, the rhythm etc. Not only that observing the syntax, that is how words and techniques are combined sequentially. If you’re genuinely interested in helping people, either via coaching, teaching and/or simply being the best parent, I know no other course that will adequately prepare you for the tasks ahead like this NLP practitioner will.

One more note on taking notes! Taking notes does divide your attention. By paying full attention you can create a more vivid imprint of the information. Especially visually. 80% of our sensory processing goes through the visual cortex, you need to allow your conscious and unconscious mind to have a good visual representation of information.

MY FINAL MESSAGE FOR LEARNING & CHANGE-WORK

“People do not learn by being given content, they learn by being given an experience”. An experience gives you each of the 5 ingredients, re-wires your brain and sets the foundation for limitless learning – “An experience changes your state, teaches you a strategy both consciously & unconsciously, builds conviction, changes old beliefs & past limits, & most importantly, if done effectively is tons of fun!!!”

That is the #1 Game Changer Advantage – I first give you an experience to make all the subsequent learning extremely easy. Thats why if you want to optimize your brain, and most importantly have the skill to execute brain changes in others, then these are the types of skills you want to learn. Build a powerful foundational experience with teachings and demonstrations and then from that point on learning is a breeze.

I hope you enjoyed this one. This is a really important blog. These are critical skills. If we can teach children how to learn and become really good at things from a young age, they won’t need to resort to drugs, illicit behaviours, or unnecessarily buy into limits and “labels”. Remember, competence builds confidence. When you become a skilled learner and communicator the world is your oyster.

Sincerely,

Chris “Super-Learner” Wyllie.

What is Neuroplasticity? How does your Brain Work? How can you Rewire Your Brain?

NEUROPLASTICITY

I’m often asked, what the heck is a Neuroplastician?
What do you really do?
How does the Brain Work?
How can you help people?
Is there hope for my brain?

THE GAME CHANGER NEUROPLASTICIAN

What is Neuroplasticity?

Neuroplasticity is the property of the brain that allows the brain to change its structure and its function in response to activity and mental experience (including sensing, perceiving, motor movement, mental rehearsal, imagining, thinking, trance, meditation, Neurolinguistic Programming, hypnosis, focused awareness, Qigong, exercise etc.).

As well external energetic stimulation and modulation (electrical, magnetic, light, sound, oxygen) can also change the function and structure of the brain to turn on brain circuits that activate mental processes. For example, I can used PEMF to activate and entrain executive function and motor networks in the brain, and thereby make the client feel “more motivated” and “action-oriented.” Activating and creating plastic change in your brain’s circuitry, alters your mental experience. Moreover, by using #NLP and hypnosis, in addition to external stimulation, I can simultaneously activate brain and mental circuits, re-wire the existing brain circuits, activate dormant brain circuits and build new brain circuits.

“Neuroplastician”: Scientists and clinicians at the forefront of discovering and explaining the laws and uses of neuroplasticity.

YOUR BRAIN

1. YOUR BRAIN IS LIKE AN ANTENNA: Your brain constantly receives and transmits energies, and converts them into electricity which produces your stream of thoughts, activities, behaviours. However, unlike your radio which is a machine, and fixed, your brain is a dynamic transducer which shapes and is constantly being shaped by external and internal experience. Mental experience can switch certain genes ON or OFF!!!

2. Sensing, perceiving, thinking, motor activity all occur HOLISTICALLY and simultaneously in the brain. The brain is a COMPLEX DYNAMIC ORGAN that uses different assemblies of brain regions to perform specific tasks. Moreover, each individual uses different neurocortical pathways to perform specific tasks like reading, memory, walking etc.

3. MUSICAL ORCHESTRA – imagine each of your brain regions as different players in a band, which play their instruments at a certain tempo, tone, volume, rhythm which in unison produce the “song” or “consciousness” you experience. Now even if one brain region is damaged, other players, other brain regions can learn to take over the functions lost.

4. BRAIN DIVISION – Right Brain processes Novelty experiences the world Holistically in Context. The Left Brain isolates and focuses on parts, categorizations, routine thoughts, behaviours.

5. COMPLEX-NONLINEAR UNIFIED BRAIN.

Localizationism, the idea of “one function, one location” was born based on observations that when particular brain regions were damaged mental functions were lost. It was assumed that the mental functions were processed only in those particular locations in the brain. For example, speech in Broca’s area.

There is a tendency for certain cortical areas to process certain mental functions.

Rather than “one function, one location” particular brain regions are involved in modulating particular functions. A cable wire going into a television is involved in producing T.V. show that you watch, in that, if the wire is cut you won’t get the T.V channel. But you wouldn’t say that the wire itself produces the Television Show. Rather the wire is part of a unified circuit, that includes, the satellite, television, digital cable box, electricity source, that together produces the Television show you watch. In the same way specific brain regions are part of an assembled brain circuit that functioning together produces specific abilities – speech, memory, executive function etc. Now if that part is damaged or stops working, you may temporarily lose the mental ability such as speech, until you train other brain regions to integrate into the circuit to perform the lost ability. Thus, creating neuroplastic change in the brain.

CORE PRINCIPLES OF BRAIN FUNCTION: 

1. “Neurons that fire together, wire together.” Thoughts, feelings, behaviours that are activated simultaneously become wired together in the brain. Ex: if every time you get a biological craving and/or are stressed and you drink wine, or smoke cigarettes the wine/cigarettes will become neuro-associated with the stressful thoughts & feelings.

2. “Neurons out of sync, fail to link” – speech, memory, learning problems are often caused by lack of synchrony somewhere in the neural assembly. Ex: Visual and Motor cortex dis-connection for memory, and reading, and hyperconnection of auditory cortex, leaving a dyslexic child trying to “sound out” the words every time which is unreliable, especially for a language like English. Synchronize optimal neuronal assemblies to perform the task at hand. For example, a good memory requires strong visualization skills & synesthesia.

3. Use it or Lose it!!!

4. Competitive Plasticity – in the brain its “WINNER TAKES ALL”. Brain circuits are constantly competing for real estate in the brain. Brain circuits that are more frequently activated than other circuits, will become strengthened and expand their brain maps while the others weakened, and thus be more easily activated in the future.

Most people practice worrying, doubting, procrastination, depression, anxiety, fear so frequently that their brain plastically becomes better and better at these things and the brain maps for those mental processes become stronger, faster, more easily activated. Flip the switch and start to use brain plasticity to your advantage …

Stay tuned for upcoming #BRAINPOWERBREAKTHROUGH books with everything you need to know about how your brain works and the science of neuroplasticity, and how you can use your brain to control your state, emotions, behaviours and create lasting changes in your life.

Why haven’t you heard about neuroplasticity? 
1. Belief that the brain is an unchanging machine, made up of genetically hardwired circuits that could not change. This fails to integrate all the breakthroughs in epigenetics. Technologies like fMRI and QEEG Brain Mapping can show functional and anatomical changes in brain function in real time as a result of changing mental experience.
2. Lack of technology to precisely measure brain plasticity
3. Dogma dies hard. Confuse Map for Territory. Projection of machine like paradigm on all brain problems.

THE GAME CHANGER NEUROPLASTICITY PROCESS:
1. NEURO-ASSESSMENT – See where your brain is at – functional brain imaging, QEEG, neuro-cognitive assessments etc.
2. NEURO-REPROGRAMMING – Modulate, Balance, Synchronize Brain Circuitry via #NLP, #HYPNOSIS#Neurotechnologies
3. NEURO-ENGINEERING – Designing the Brain and Mental & Physical Abilities you Desire. In other words, how to become the most Epic SUPERHERO YOU!
Leverage the Power of Neuroplasticity to Build a Better Brain Now! Take your Brain Function & Performance to the Max!

Change the Game & your BRAIN to your maximum advantage

Come in to #THEGAMECHANGER Practice for Brain Optimization Work:
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FREE NEUROPLASTICITY EVENT:

Education = Freedom. When you learn how your brain and how your mind works, you can understand not only “why you are the way you are” but also “how to get yourself where you want to go”. Whether thats more focused, calm, resilient, determined, creative, you name it!

Join me for a Free #BRAINPOWERBREAKTHROUGH seminar Oct. 19th, 2017 in which I reveal leading Brain Technologies, Strategies, and Information you can use to build a better brain, and do LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS with members of the audience with #Neuroplasticity processes such as #NLP to help you overcome things like anxiety, excessive stress & worry and increase focus within minutes.

Email chriswyllie@gamechanger.expert for Free Event Details.

“I would recommend Chris and his program to anyone who has a child or who themselves, have Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Concussion or any other Brain related Disorder or Problem. It has been turned out to be less expensive and more effective than the money we have spent on psychologists and counselors, as well as the other more expensive neurofeedback programs out there. Thank you Chris and keep up the good work! You are making a difference one brain at a time!”

– Susan Sethi

THE FAST FRONTAL LOBE FIX – Fixing your Brain’s Filter to Overcome Anxiety, Indecision, “Stuckness”

THE FAST FRONTAL LOBE FIX

FIXING A FAULTY FILTER – How to OPTIMIZE YOUR BRAIN’S FILTER to Overcome Anxieties, Indecision, “STUCKNESS” & Be Laser Focused.

What do Depression, Anxiety, OCD & Procrastination have in common? 

What common issue do Autistic individuals and Entrepreneurs who are “STUCK” share?

The Answer: 

A FAULTY BRAIN FILTER


In this Article I go into full detail of the mechanics of how the Brain & Mind work specifically in cases of:

  1. Indecision, “Stuckness”, Procrastination – A common problem among entrepreneurs, business professionals and students 
  2. Mental & Behavioural Disorders like OCD, Anxiety, Depression, Excessive Worrying, Anorexia/Bulimia
  3. Neurological Conditions like ADD, AUTISM 

I also dive deep into:

  •   High Performance, FLOW States & How to Architect your Genius and Creativity 

For you high performers, in this article I will teach you how to hack your brain for optimal learning, focus, productivity & performance. You can gain insights that will take your game to the next level by observing what happens in the brain when it dysfunctions – so pay attention and find the key learnings in all the sections.

I created this article for both true BRAIN-HACKERS, and professionals, teachers, therapists, doctors and coaches to provide you with new insights about how the brain works, and how to develop precise control over your brain. If you want to learn the mechanics of how to optimize your own brain, and the brain function of your kids, clients and patients this comprehensive article is worth the read. A little time upfront developing a deep understanding of your brain, will streamline your success down the road. Lets get to it … 

The primary function of your BRAIN is as a an ANTENNA and FILTER.

You can leverage these properties of your brain to learn faster, think clearer, overcome anxiety, procrastination and “stuckness” and take more decisive action. I will show you how. From school to smarts to exquisite success in business this article, I lay out the strategies to program your brain for optimal motivation, decision-making, and success-driven behaviour. There are TWO EXTREMES: your brain’s filter may be under-active resulting in Autism, ADHD, Procrastination, “STUCKNESS” OR over-active resulting in OCD, Depression, Addictions & Self-Sabotaging Behavioural Habits.

However, whether you’re the CEO of Google or you’re a child with a learning disability, the fundamentals of optimizing the mechanics of your brain function are the same. The person with Depression, is not all that different than the Executive or Lawyer who has Anxiety, nor is the child with Autism all that different from the Entrepreneur who’s “STUCK” with indecision and procrastination. Let me explain so you can see where your brain is at … 

You can easily leverage the properties of your brain to ARCHITECT YOUR OWN GENIUS just like Einstein and Tesla did. In fact, Tesla was born with his senses so blown wide open, he received so much un-filtered sensory input it almost drove him crazy! Yet, in todays fast-paced information age, we face the opposite problem, our brain “shuts off” and is dulled to hyper-filter out information and sensory input as a protection mechanism in the face of the tsunami of stress and information. This cuts you off from your genius and creativity. But not to worry, you can quickly dis-inhibit your brain and begin opening the doors to perception & creativity with specific brain practices. 

How does your brain really work?

Just as an infinite amount of written language can be produced from a finite 26 letters in the English language, your brain has trillions of neuro-cortical connections and can generate an infinite number of things from one idea or thought. The GENERATIVE capacity of your brain allows for an infinite number of possibilities from just one thought, picture, internal voice or feeling. The human brain is designed to imagine, plan and create new realities. This is the power of our consciousness to organize and bring coherent structure to energy and information to create new realities we imagine in our minds. We are designed to see the world the way it’s not and then make it so. The brain is the ultimate LEARNING, CREATIVE, GENERATING MACHINE.

However, the brain not only GENERATES and CREATES, it also DELETES. Do you think “STUCK-NESS” is too much or too little deletion? 

The answer is BOTH. Some people constantly run thousands of scenarios all day long, and can never narrow down and focus their thoughts. Others become hyper-focused on one thing, one outcome, one scenario, one problem and can’t see past it. Same label “stuckness”, but two different processes occurring in the brain, and thus the brain training should be unique in each case.  

Now in order to prevent sensory & information overload, your brain takes the incoming information, energies & sensory stimuli in the universe and REDUCES and FOCUSES it into specific things. This narrowing of focus enables us to function more efficiently in the specific realm of the world we are aware of, but also closes us off from everything beyond our model of the world, that which our brain has blocked off. The Filter enhances efficiency but can lead to rigidity & block us from creativity. See below. 

For instance, the brain takes the combination of thoughts, feelings and physical sensations and REDUCES it to emotions,“I’m feeling Sad … I’m feeling Mad … I’m feeling Frustrated …I’m feeling Determined”. The FRONTAL LOBES play a key role in deleting the stimuli and sensory input our brain deems unimportant, and cognitively evaluating the combination of thoughts, feelings, sensations happening from moment to moment. What one person labels as anxiety, another may label as excitement. Each brain filter works differently, thats why being a brain specialist and optimizing each individual brain is so much fun.

When the brain doesn’t FILTER and REDUCE information effectively, you end up with schizophrenia (hallucinations, disconnection from reality), impulsivity (inability to regulate thoughts), ADD (inability to focus on task at hand), emotional volatility (difficulty regulating emotions), Indecision & over-thinking (mind races in loops), behavioural inflexibility (hyper-active filter) and neurological conditions like Autism (sensory overload).

If you’re an entrepreneur, and you’re not focused and lack clear business and marketing plans, the problem is your Frontal Lobes aren’t focusing your talents and skills, into clear, images and value for you to communicate to clients. The lack of business clarity is a reflection of the lack of clarity in your brain. In which case, Brain Training to strengthen your frontal lobes for focus, motivation & decision-making is key.

SPEECHWhen you speak your brain activates the word you’re thinking of and many other words which sound the same, and others which have similar meanings, simulataneously. The filter, the frontal lobes, then DELETES those other words, and focuses on the specific word you express. For example, the word: CAUGHT. When we think of “CAUGHT” other words are activated, like “Cot”, “Faught”, “Taught”, “Taut”, “Catch”.  Your Brain deletes these other words and you express CAUGHT. When the FILTER falters it leads to speech impediments like Autism, in which speech is muddled. The frontal lobes play a key role in regulating the activity and input from the auditory, visual and kinesthetic cortex.

KEY POINT:  In the brain everything is happening all the time. The nervous system is THE ANTENNA which receives incoming energy and stimuli, and the cortex, specifically the Frontal Lobes, DELETES most of it and tunes our mind to a specific IDEA, WORD, OR STREAM OF THOUGHTS – just like the radio channel.

If your brain is fuzzy, and you’re indecisive and unclear, and one part of your brain is saying one thing, and another saying something different, and you feel like you’re being pulled in different directions, your Brain isn’t tuning into a SPECIFIC, CLEAR CHANNEL. Implement FAST FILTER FIX BELOW. 

As mentioned, your brain perceives an infinite amount of sensory stimuli, and actively blocks most of it to prevent our conscious mind from being over-loaded. This narrowing of focus allows us to more efficiently pattern and act on the information we perceive to be important. Psychoactive drugs like LSD shut down the FILTER, and so heighten the range of sensory input and energy that we consciously access. The input was always there its just in your normal state of consciousness your brain was blocking it out. Our brains have a baseline level of LATENT INHIBITION, which is how inhibited our brain is to prevent neurological overload. The more technology, social media and information overload you’re exposed to, the more your brain increases its Latent Inhibition – this is a major problem for entrepreneurs and students working under high stress, as it dulls creativity. Media, news, television, all these features of the modern world shut off our brains. So not only is fake light, and EMF bad for the brain for the reasons Neurosurgeons such as Jack Kruse document, here is another insight as to why its so harmful for your cognition & creativity. 

Optimizing your creativity and genius requires that you doors to perception in your brain, which can be achieve with Neurolinguistic Programming, Meditation, Hypnosis, Brain Qigong, being in nature, martial arts, tonic herbs and natural nootropics, which all decrease the brain’s latent inhibition. Thus dis-inhibits your brain and heightens your awareness by, loosening your neurological FILTER so that you access more information, energies, and expansive states of consciousness. Follow the GENIUS GUIDE below to architect your genius.

YOU ARE AWARE OF ONLY A FRACTION

Your brain is constantly bombarded with smells, sights, sounds and tastes but constantly, but only a tiny fraction actually reaches consciousness. Only 0.0001% of all the visual impressions that reach the retina of the eye are forwarded to the brain’s visual centre and most never reaches consciousness.

As a result of this natural PROTECTION MECHANISM against SENSORY OVERLOAD, the more we are bombarded with EMFs, fake lighting, information, stress, excitatory foods (especially processed foods), the more our brain raises its baseline rate of inhibition, blocking us off from more and more sensory input. This dulls creativity, which is exactly what we see in kids who use technology 24/7. This is a deeper neurological understanding of WHY fake, excitatory foods, like processed foods and processed sugars are kryptonite for your brain – they inhibit your brain in the long-term.

Latent inhibition is your brain’s ability to block information out of consciousness. LSD reduces latent inhibition and expands consciousness. Too much technology raises latent inhibition and so decreases our consciousness. Too much input over-burdens consciousness and therefore causes us to lose focus. Studies show sharp increase in consciousness in students who took a break from technology. And as I’ve seen on QEEG Brain Maps, qigong, meditation, NLP, brainpower nutrition, all markedly reduce latent inhibition and thus heighten focus & creativity. All the above re-calibrate and re-attune your senses. 

As mentioned, geniuses like Tesla, have very low levels of inhibition, and so their brain perceives a vaster array of energies, electromagnetic fields and sensory input, and states of consciousness facilitating greater creativity. Its much easier to architect new ideas and innovations without the “breaks being on in your brain”. In todays world, the reason people are only using a small fraction of their brainpower is because their brain has been “blocked and inhibited”, by the stressors, information & our lifestyle.


THE GENIUS GUIDE  – An Introduction

How to Unblock & Unlock The Magic in your Brain. (book to come). 

1.  MEDITATION– decreases the multiplicity of focus of attention, which at first increases Prefrontal Activation, heightening FOCUS & narrowing of thoughts usually on ONE THING, breathing, mantra, relaxation etc, and then“Turns Off” the filtering Frontal Lobes as the neurons habituate, dropping you down into deeper, less inhibited, states of consciousness where you access more of the information in your brain and unconscious mind. Meditation decreases the sheer amount of stimulation your brain is exposed to, thereby reducing your brain’s baseline rate of inhibition. Meditation is the perfect pit stop. All super-quantum computers need to be cooled in a dark room. Your brain is an even more miraculous super-computer which requires the same cooling and rejuvenation.

2.  TONIC HERBS –  Ginseng, Reishi, Goji, Cacao activate the full neuro-symphony by raising brain energy and neurotransmitter levels like Dopamine, Serotonin and beta-endorphins, balancing your brain, body and immune system. More balanced brain chemistry focuses an under active filter, and relaxes an over-active filter. Email chriswyllie@gamechanger.expert to book a consult for what you need to balance your brain chemistry.

3.  HIGH INTENSITY EXERCISE (HIIT) – Highly Focused, Intense periods of Exercise forces your brain to engage your entire body’s resources to perform the task at hand. Over time, this trains your brain to focus at a more intense level, and access more of your neurological and energetic resources, to perform at a higher capacity when you work. Thus training you to operate at your peak brainpower when you work. HIIT raises dopamine, endorphins and serotonin which increase clarity, focus and cognitive flexibility. Did you know that Tesla was prescribed a daily exercise regimen to help stabilize his brain function? 

4.  MARTIAL ARTS and FINE MOTOR EXERCISE – Learning a Martial Art and Fine Motor Movements like Tai Chi, at first requires tremendous Frontal Lobe Activation and Conscious Focus. Over time, “the movements are automated into your body and procedural memory” into motor programs that run unconsciously and don’t require thinking. Thus Tai Chi becomes a Moving, Qigong, Meditation – when done properly. Thus, exercise over time allows your frontal lobes to decrease in activity, “take a break” allowing your filter to loosen, and the unconscious processes in your brain to take over. The result is you start to synchronize more with the universe, feel more balanced and flow like water and flow with “The WAY”. IN THESE HEIGHTENED FLOW STATES PERFORMANCE BECOMES EFFORTLESS. This makes it easier to access flow states in all areas of your life, such as when working in business. Building the neurological machinery in one area of your life, you can use to perform better in others.

Also repetitive movements like running help to trigger flow states, by repeatedly activating, thus habituating neurons, so that they shut off, giving you access to neuro-cortical pathways not regularly accessed during waking consciousness. Hence, “the Runner’s Trance.” 

5. BRAIN TRAINING & NEUROLINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING – With Neurofeedback your brain receives immediate feedback of its own activity, helping you learn to consciously control your brainwaves for heightened Focus, Memory, Creativity and performance. Neurotechologies like QEEG brain training, Neurofield & Neurofeedback are effective for re-wiring the brain. Neurolinguistic Programming and Hypnosis are important for optimizing your thinking processes, unconscious processes & automatic neurological motor programs aka “Your Habits”. The foundation of Neurolinguistic Programming is learning to use your mind in specific ways to be more motivated, more focused, and make better decisions to get the things you want, while eliminating the limiting beliefs, fears and past blockages that were getting in your way. Neurolinguistic Programming is best done by another person to you. As a student of Dr. Richard Bandler, the creator of NLP, I’ve learned the true, genuine Neurolinguistic Programming.


Back to how your brain works … 

As mentioned, your brain takes all the ideas and possibilities floating around in consciousness and DELETES the majority of these and focuses on something specific – this is the final task of the frontal lobes. The Frontal Lobes bring this information into conscious awareness. The same is true of your radio. Your Radio’s antenna accesses all the FM and AM channels simultaneously, but the information and music you hear, is from the specific channel you’re dialled into at that moment. What happens when your brain flips all over the place and can’t stick to a clear channel? ANXIETY, INDECISION, BRAIN FOG! Like a radio, your brain filters and deletes the information input of the other stations, in order to play the music clearly from the one station – the station playing at any given moment is akin to your conscious mind. Yet, you should know that your brain is the whole antenna, which is always accessing the entire range of frequencies. YOUR FILTER MAY JUST BE MAL-FUNCTIONING, in which case you may be tuned into a fuzzy frequency or the wrong channel, or you can’t STICK TO A CHANNEL (ADD!). DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, OVER-THINKING, WORRYING ALERT!!!

A second clear picture for you is that your brain works just like a google search. When you think or ask a question, your brain sorts and searches through the trillions of neuro-cortical connections, to activate particular neural networks. These neural networks are connected to many related pathways. Just like a Google Search, your conscious mind ACTIVELY SEARCHES  and “PULL UP” specific information as well as related information to what you searched from your unconscious. Your brain hierarchically shows you the closest matches. Once you’ve chosen a specific website or domain, the other options are deleted and you go straight to the website you’ve chosen. Just like surfing the WEB.

Consciously and unconsciously your brain is always running, like a car engine. Networks like your “DEFAULT MODE NETWORK” (DMN), which generate your sense of self, are always running. The DMN includes parietal lobes, which examine your relation to your surroundings, visual centres which process visual input, and your auditory cortex which connects to sounds and memories. The Frontal lobes then FILTER, DELETE, and FOCUS your conscious mind on what you believe is the relevant information. In Autistic kids I observe hyperactivity of default mode network, but poor frontal lobe regulation inhibiting clear distinctions of what is “self vs. other”, for example. This is why Autistic kids, rarely close their eyes as they lose, “their sense of self” when they do so. However, with brain training I’ve gotten autistic kids to the point where I can get them to relax, close their eyes and do all kinds of learning neuro-plasticity work.

Fixing a Faulty Filter

Working with tons of autistic kids, I see the tremendous activity going on in their brains. Their inability to consciously communicate their inner thoughts and ideas, precisely with language, may be caused by poor frontal lobe function, resulting in an inability to FILTER OUT AND FOCUS on specific information. Hence, speech comes out as a jumbled mess.

Its important to note that there is a difference between language reception/comprehension and language production pathways. So even though your child may yet to be speaking clearly, be very careful what you say to them. It all gets in, even though it doesn’t all come out. We understand language before we produce it.

NEUROLOGICAL BACKGROUND: Generally speaking, in Autism, the developing fetus is exposed to a stress response which activates the mother’s immune system. This can be caused by an infinite number of stressors, such as infection, EMF, biologic stressors which hyper-activate the mothers immune system which then attacks fetal brain proteins and leads to premature mass release of BDNF Brain Derived Nerve Growth Factor. This causes the entire cortex of the developing brain to glue and glob together”. As a result, the entire brain links and fires at the same time whenever one part is stimulated. This is why autistic kids are SOOOO sensitive to stimuli, because each sensory input activates their entire brain, and results in over-stimulation. Unfortunately under stressful conditions, what fails to happen in the developing brain is the precise specialization of the local brain regions like the prefrontal cortex. A major part of brain development is that each brain region becomes highly specialized to perform the specific tasks its designed for. For example, the frontal lobes play a major role in Language, Speech, Cognition & Decision-Making. In Autism many centres of the brain like the prefrontal language centres do not fully develop their full degree of specialization as in normal kids. So neuroplasticity training is necessary to develop the precise specialized function of specific brain regions, and deeply develop stronger neural networks, across brain regions that control language, speech, motor function, coordination and cognition.

Since the frontal lobes FILTER and DELETE, in the Autistic brain there’s tremendous activity, but the frontal lobes, don’t fully filter that information to enable the child to specifically FOCUS ON and thus EXPRESS one idea, one word, one thought coherently at a time. Autism may be tied to a poor NEURO-CORTICAL SPECIALIZATION and thus require very precise Neuroplasticity training, just like you can read about in Dr. Norman Doidge’s book, “The Brain’s Way of Healing”. 

In my work with autistic kids I see clear differences in how they spatially represent and access information, which I notice by the way their eyes move, and body orients. What may be perceived as lack of eye contact, and difficulty communicating, may just be a difference in how autistic kids spatially represent and access information in their brain.

As mentioned above, as it related to language, before we say any word, we think of the word, and in the process our brain generates all potential words that sound similar, and has similar meaning- taught, caught, fought, told, tout. The brain deletes those other words, and focuses on one specifically. This is the job of the Frontal Lobes, to take language which is generated unconsciously and then express specific words, ideas, thoughts. 


THE BRAIN’S FILTERING FUNCTION is exemplified by the Classic Case we learn in Neuroscience – that of Phineas Gage.

Phineas Gage, was working on a railroad and had an iron rod go through his frontal lobes. After this incident he experienced extreme personality changes, as he now had NO FILTER to control the emotional shifts. With his frontal lobes destroyed he was left with no filter to delete the waves of emotional activity, and personality fluctuations going on in head. We all get mad, and there are all times, where we want to, “curse, fight and tell people off”, but our frontal lobes regulate that internal activity, and select something more appropriate to say. Thats when the frontal lobes are working well of course. (IMPULSIVITY ALERT!) When the frontal lobes aren’t working right, we don’t filter and speak language optimally. In fact, the frontal lobes don’t fully finish developing until age 25-27 which is why adolescents, teens and young adults are prone to impulsive behaviour – their frontal lobes, they’re FILTERS, are not fully developed. They’ve yet to fully develop their ability to DELETE inappropriate behaviours and so are more apt to act impulsively.

At the same time, for individuals with learning and language disabilities, the filtering abilities of the brain are off which is why they may produce word salad, jumbled speech etc.

The more you or your child is prone to impulsive behaviour, the more brain training for their frontal lobes they need, with Neurofeedback, Neurofield, Neurolinguistic Programming & my own proprietary Neuroplasticity Protocols.


 THE BRAIN UNFILTERED – The Extreme

If you’ve taken psychoactive drugs like LSD, you know that they open the doorways to perception, enabling you to see colours, energies, fields you don’t normally. They do this by shutting down the filtering mechanisms in the brain. Thus giving you access to more of your unconscious activity and a larger spectrum of sensory stimuli. This can be very useful for allowing you to experience more than you normally do and thus expanding your model of the world. However, the most effective way to open the doors to perception is with the doors to perception. This can be done with hypnosis, NLP, meditation, qigong etc. 

MEDITATION and TAI CHI are extremely effective in shutting down the normal FILTERING AND DELETION MECHANISMS of the brain, thereby allowing you to access more of your brainpower. In fact, with meditation, and tai chi (moving meditation), the repetitious, rhythmic movements, and rhythmic breathing lead to a “calming & TURNING OFF” of the deletion mechanisms in the brain, expanding your ability to tune into energies and information in the universe. With meditation and tai chi, repeated activation causes the frontal lobes to habituate, “turn off”, thus you access deeper dimensions of emotions, memory  and unconscious activity and sensory input from the auditory, visual and kineasthetic cortices. This is why meditation and tai chi, are profound for expanding your energy, consciousness and creativity.

SCHOOL SYSTEM ALERT: unfortunately our school system’s hyper-analytical focus on rote, pure left-brain learning, causes hyper development of THE FILTER and DELETION mechanisms of the frontal lobes. Since learning is all frontal, “it’s there for the test and then its gone”. Worse this approach cuts us off from our CREATIVITY. The result is the creative juices, the passion, the expansion of our children’s minds and the way they think, narrows and becomes rigid, as opposed to rich and fluid. WE NEED TO TEACH KIDS IN A WAY THAT THEIR BRAIN LEARNS BEST. MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE NEED TO TEACH KIDS HOW THEIR BRAIN WORKS, & HOW LEARNING WORKS, SO THAT WAY THEY CAN DISCOVER THE BEST WAYS THAT THEY LEARN.

We should teach kids how to expand their brain’s capabilities to become good at art, math, science, english, all the fundamental fields, so that they really can discover what they’re passionate about. Instead of specializing and narrowing, we should be expanding the range of expertise that students develop.

So what would be the key upgrades to the School System?


BRAIN EDUCATION SCHOOL SYSTEM UPGRADE 

  1. More Physical Activity – increases Neurogenesis, thought coordination & cognition
  2. Focused Relaxation – In states of relaxation, inhibitions, and hyperactive frontal activity are reduced, and thus fears, anxieties and learning impediments start to dissolve, and creativity is heightened.
  3. Application & Whole Brain ActivityArt, Music, Engineering – Reward & Application raise Dopamine, as it gives students a purpose and motivation for learning.
  4. Teach Kids SUPER-LEARNING – teaching kids how their brain works, and how to optimize learning, memory, focus, creativity. 

STRENGTHENING YOUR FILTER 

  1. Deliberate Focused Concentration – Uninterrupted Full Focus on the task at hand – be it reading writing learning homework etc. Blocked periods of time, no distractions. 
  2. Brain Training – Neurofeedback & Neurofield – proven to be as or more effective than medication for improving focus and concentration
  3. Dopamine Boosting Brainpower Nutrition – Ample healthy fats, protein, and Brain Specific Nutrients, Superfoods and Herbs
  4. Neurolinguistic Programming – increase your control over your mind and thought processes.
  5. High Intensity Interval Exercise – short intense bursts of exercise, boosts endorphins and dopamine
  6. Focused Meditation – Taoist meditation focus on one point, drop into Emptiness for deep regeneration.
  7. Brainwave Entrainment & Music to access Super-Learning States before & during Study’s.

THE BRAIN HYPER-FILTERED

How to FREE A HYPER-ACTIVE FILTER in cases of Depression, OCD, Over-thinking, Hesitation, Lack of Focus, Inaction

Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD, are cases of EXTREME FILTERING by the brain, whereby the brain filters out much of the sensory stimuli and experiences and hyper-focuses on something specific – often a negative traumatic experience, person or behaviour. When it comes to depression, depressed individuals often have happy, positive feelings and experiences just like regular people, but their brain FILTERS out and DELETES these good experiences and instead focuses on bad memories, bad pictures, bad movies with the bad feelings attached to them. In the case of PTSD, the brain hyper-focuses on one specific memory or a stream of related negative memories. With these experiences blown up so big and intense, and such powerful adrenaline & kinaesthetic response it can cause the rest of their life and regular life to seem, “dull, drab and unmoving”. In extreme depression, the brain hyper-focuses on remembered bad experiences or constantly plays out negative scenarios happening in the future. I work with tons of these types of clients and every little thing, they’re constantly analyzing themselves thinking, “what if this happens …”, “what if that happens …” and run all kinds of scenarios where they see bad outcomes playing out. It’s bad planning. These individuals are so busy in their head that life passes them by.

In these cases, Neurolinguistic Programming is very effective for changing the focus and direction of the brain. Balancing brain neurochemistry simultaneously is critical in order for to facilitate greater mind control, and link these mental changes across the full spectrum of brain states.

Obsessive Compulsives similarly are zeroed in on specific behaviours and things, which constitutes the obsession and the compulsion is the need to act on it. You may obsessively worry about stressors, fears, anxieties, judgments of others, in which case your brain filters out good possibilities, and instead focuses on a few specific possibilities, usually bad ones, which your brain may be making BIG, BRIGHT, and CLOSE in your mind, thus creating bad feelings in your body.

THE KEY: The problem isn’t that you’re obsessing, the problem is that you don’t have the control to turn it ON and OFF and aim your obsessions. You should be able to put the things you want into the obsession machine in your mind, and go after them with absolute compulsion. Bruce Lee and every great athlete and entrepreneur is obsessed with mastering their craft.

HYPOCHONDRIAC ALERTFINE TUNE YOUR BRAIN – Realize that every obsessive loop, has an ending point at which point the loop re-sets. Obsessives and hypochondriacs who wash their hands tens of times, reach a point in each loop where they turn the water “off”. This is the point at which you as the practitioner need to create a new loop which connects to the end of that loop, as opposed to the end of that loop just triggering it to start over again. These fine mechanics are key. 

How do you know when to turn the water off? Do you get a certain feeling? What changes in your mind and body just before you turn the water off? These are the kinds of questions I ask clients to enable them to consciously access and begin controlling these unconscious automated processes, which is just a habit that a person has practiced thousands of times and thus neurologically become very good at.

OCD ALERT!  People with OCD are looking for COMFORT. What they need are to be taught more effective ways to feel comfort. With NLP & Brain Training I teach them how to relax and feel comfort. Neurologically OCD is tied to several neurotransmitter imbalances, specifically with GABA and Serotonin. GABA is “the OFF button” for the brain and serotonin increases neuro-flexibility and sense of calm and comfort. See this Brain Map, and red lines of HYPER-COHERENCE that show how the brain of a person with OCD is “locked in”. This is correctable with Brain Training.

HYPER-COHERENT "LOCKED IN" OCD BRAIN

HYPER-COHERENT “LOCKED IN” OCD BRAIN

Remember, being obsessive isn’t a bad thing, and in fact, is a very good thing WHEN ITS AIMED & CONTROLLED IN A USEFUL DIRECTION. Titanic entrepreneurs are obsessed with learning and innovating in their business. And if you’re a smart man, you’ll be obsessed with loving, caring and making your wife happy!

The problem is that most people don’t know how to:

  1. PUT THE RIGHT THINGS INTO THE MOTIVATION & OBSESSION NEURO-CORTICAL PATHWAYS IN THEIR BRAIN 
  2. CONTROL & ACTIVATE THESE NEURO-CORTICAL PATHWAYS TO GET MOTIVATED & PROPELLED TOWARDS THE THINGS THEY WANT.

Anorexics and Bulimics do what they do, because they feel they’re eating is the only thing they can control. But yet paradoxically its out of control because they can’t turn hunger ON and OFF. Every ON switch needs an off switch – ESPECIALLY IN YOUR BRAIN. 

YOU NEED TO BUILD A CHANNEL CHANGER FOR YOUR BRAIN

“The most important ability for human beings to develop is the AWARENESS and ability to PAY ATTENTION to their brain and senses, and be able to shift their brains state at will. To turn Motivation, ON AND OFF, turn excitement ON and OFF, turn relaxation ON and OFF, turn stress ON and OFF” 

INDECISION / PROCRASTINATION / HESITATION 

Indecision, hesitation and procrastination, occur when your brain goes in loops and loops, and often your brain is constantly running scenarios without a clear EXIT point to connect thinking to action. Ultimately the product of our thoughts will be some feeling and action. 

Like a mathematical model, your thinking processes have an initial TEST (an initial place to start. i.e. you see a business AD and then start to think about your business), then an OPERATION (thinking processes) and then a final TEST (often which idea feels the strongest) and EXIT (point at which you move into action). Your thinking processes need to have a final TEST and EXIT, otherwise the operations and scenarios keep playing out in your mind and nothing ever gets done.

You need to learn how to be more precise with THE OPERATIONS of your brain, make sure you’re using the right neuro-cortical pathways and thus THINKING PROCESSES for the task at hand. Then you need a strong FINAL TEST, which generally will be a strong feeling, that a particular action is most appropriate for the situation.

MANUAL FOR YOUR BRAIN:

1. Keep THE OUTCOME you want in mind, so that way you can TEST which thoughts & ideas will most effectively get your there. 

2. Use the appropriate thinking process for the task at hand. Making your business plan for the next year should be a different & more elaborate system, than motivating yourself to get to the gym. The mental processing you use should MATCH the complexity of the task. We  are notorious for making things more complicated than they need to be. Like diet, nutrition, exercise etc. 

You need to strengthen your brain’s ability to filter our the garbage and focus on the fastest, most efficient routes to success. The neurotransmitter Dopamine is what hones on our brain into solutions to “LOCK IN” and “SAVE THAT ONE” and keeps our mind focused on the target that we want to achieve. When dopamine is low, our brain tends to run wild.

High levels of dopamine are critical when learning, especially science. I read tons of journals, articles and books, and most of the information is garbage, so I don’t assimilate into my brain, but I’ll find the few golden nuggets of wisdom that make it worthwhile. Much of the information on the brain and science, especially on the internet is questionable, so you need a strong filter, that like on a computer puts most of the non-sense into the garbage bin and the gems of wisdom, you save and elaborately file and encode in your memory.

Dopamine increases pattern recognition, planning, executive function, and attention. The Prefrontal Cortex is the thinking part of our brain, which evaluates ideas, scenarios and then make decisions about what to act on. When Dopamine levels are high, we are very action-oriented towards what we want. This is because DOPAMINE, helps to increase the FOCUS of our thoughts on specific targets. When dopamine is low in your brain you become indecisive and your thoughts run in loops with no EXIT.  DOPAMINE is a key to DECISIVE ACTION. It strengthens your Brain’s Focusing and Filtering Abilities. DOPAMINE = FOCUS. The genius guide & strategies above all raise DOPAMINE! Do them!

The other key neuro-chemical, to “FREE” a HYPER-ACTIVE FILTER, and increase cognitive flexibility for OCD’s, the Depressive’s, and those who feel “Stuck” and “Blocked” is: SEROTONIN. Meditation, Weight Lifting, Tai Chi, Sunlight and Super-Brain Beverages like the Loving Libido Mocha, all raise Serotonin. Cacao is a fantastic serotonin booster that increases brain flexibility. The Loving Libido mocha helps with OCD, Depression and excessive worrying. I serve all kinds of these brain beverages to my clients.

Taking control of your brain is the essence of Neuroplasticity! We are the one being on this planet, that can actively PROGRAM, the PROGRAMMING of ourselves. By changing the way you think, and how you use your brain, you change how the neuro-cortical pathways wire and fire in your brain. Moreover, with precise brain training you can change the brainwave frequencies your brain regions resonate at when they do fire, and create deep lasting changes in the unconscious process that drive your behaviour. You can WIRE YOUR BRAIN FOR SUCCESS, to be “in the zone” across all areas of your life and across all states of consciousness.

Reset your brain’s automatic. Science shows that your brain fires a fraction of a second before we become conscious of our thoughts. The brain “primes us” for behaviour. It is this magical interval between brain activation and our behaviour where we have the opportunity to re-wire our brains SET-POINT. This is where the POWER OF CONSCIOUSNESS comes into play and how you can use your mind to change how your brain “Automatically” fires and responds to situations. You can re-wire fear to determination, hesitation to wanton “GO FOR IT”, anxiety to relentless tenacity.

In fact, Design Human Engineering (DHE), is a course taught by my mentor Dr. Richard Bandler, which is an evolution of NLP. The foundation of which is teaching you how to develop precise control over your own brain, to expand your thinking. Expanding your brain’s thinking capacities starts with learning how to consciously control the form and modalities in which you think. For example, when we feel certain feelings, those feelings have particular properties or sub-modalities. These components include location, pressure, speed, temperature, directionyou need to learn how to consciously control and manipulate these variables. Feelings are not “just things that happen to you”, they are neurological activity, which our brain evaluates and labels, “fear, anger, happiness”. You can learn to consciously take control of your feelings.

Developing precise control over your brain, starts with learning to control each individual variable, each sub modalities of your thinking while holding the others constant – thereby helping you develop greater precision over the elements of your brain.

The variables of our mental processes boil down to five representational systems, visual, auditory, kinaesthetic, gustatory, olfactory.

The three major representational systems we think in are Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic. For example, we imagine scenarios playing out in our mind (visual), we hear internal dialogue playing in our mind (auditory), and we feel certain feelings, for example, anxiety, butterflies in stomach before big events (kinesthetic). Now its not you are a “visual” or “auditory” person, these are just the representational systems that our brain uses to inform our conscious mind of what we’re thinking. They are the form & structure of our thoughts.

We use all three representational systems all the time, although we each have a tendency to use one particular system more than others, this is your dominant representational system.

Now each representation system will have certain properties. Visual thoughts, will have variables like size, shape, location, distance, brightness, associated (looking through your own eyes) /dissociated (looking at yourself), colour/black & white etc.

For auditory processes, the variables, will be volume, tempo, pitch, rhythm, location, among others. Kinesthetic processes, will have a particular location, speed, size, pressure, temperature. These are the variables of your thinking.

Like a mathematical equation, the sequencing and combination of the variables will lead to a different mental formula, and its PRODUCT -> ACTION. By developing precise control over each variable and then starting to combining different variables together, you will begin to find the best combinations for motivating yourself, making decisions, goal-setting, and creativity. This is where the fun of experimenting and pimping out your brain begins, and optimizing other people’s brain as a brain specialist. Manipulating and developing precise control of these variables in their mind are what geniuses like Tesla and Einstein did naturally, and are in fact highly learnable skills.


Let me give you an example for Practice:

BRAIN EXERCISE

Think of an absolutely wonderful memory with a good feeling associated with it OR think of something your really, really want – like that Brain, that Body, that Life you Desire! Its time for you to step inside that optimized you.

As you think of the memory or what you desire, you’ll get a feeling that you will feel is the strongest in a particular part of your body. This constitutes the location of the feeling. In addition to location this feeling will have many properties to it like, movement, spin, speed, pressure, temperature, soft/hard. How does the feeling move in your body? Does it move up, down, clockwise/counterclockwise through your body?  How about pressure, is it a strong, intense feeling or a light feeling? 

Now hold all the other variables constant, and move the feeling forward in your body just a little bit, does that feel better or worse? Then bring it back.

Learn to control each component one by one, by changing one component at a time while holding all the other variables constant. For example, as per above, change the location of the feeling, move it up, move it down, move it forwards and backwards, and see which location you like best. As you experiment, certain directions and locations will feel better than others, and in doing so, you’re learning about how your brain works, and what makes it work best. Precise practice will lead to precise control. 

Now lets work on the VISUAL. Think of that wonderful memory, pull it up in your mind and see it now. Notice is it a slide (a still picture) or a movie – a series of slides playing out? Can you turn the picture into a movie? Can you hold the movie still at the most wonderful moment? 

Next, hold everything else constant and start to control the size of the happy memory. Make it smaller, than make it bigger, and continue until its panoramic and its beaming down on you.

The more you deliberately activate those neurocortical pathways in your brain, the stronger they become and more easily you can access and control them. Practice does make perfect in the brain.


In summary, your BEHAVIOUR, which is the result of what you think and feel, is the product of Brain Mathematics. While the mathematics are complex and we aren’t always aware of all the variables that are working in our mind, the process for developing conscious control over your brain is simple. With highly focused concentration you can both extend the range of each specific variable and expand the range of variables in your mind, in which you think. 

Ultimately, the Output of your BRAIN’S MATHEMATICS are YOUR ACTIONS – what you actually do. Thereby the greatest test of the effectiveness of your brain function, is how you’re performing in your personal and professional life.

Are you highly motivated? Are you feeling purposeful, passionate, happy? Are you executing your dreams? Are you getting things done exquisitely and efficiently or are things long and laborious? 

To get more motivated, I recommend your paint a new picture on top of that happy memory, a picture of the OPTIMIZED YOU that you want to become. See yourself acting, being and doing all the things you want to be able to do. Be as precise and make it as detailed as possible. Keep adjusting the picture/movie, the size, the location, the focus, until it becomes something you DESIRE and are pulled towards.

As you can see the variables of our consciousness, how we think and the activities of our brain, can be represented with mathematical equations. By identifying these variables and understanding how our brain works, we can extend the range of each of the variables in our mind (adding new dimensions to our thinking – moving from 2D visual to 3D visual to 4D), as well as extending the range of the variables we think in, to generate more possibilities for our life, behaviour and consciousness,  while simultaneously building a better, faster, more efficient, more expanded BRAIN – NEURO-PLASTICITY AT ITS FINEST.

Soon with math and science, we will be able to generate equations that represent the brain, consciousness and the universe, which enable us to better understand, predict and act in the universe. The ability to predict and go into the future is what our brains are designed to do.

And now you know that your brain is a powerful filter, by strengthening the filtering capacities of your brain, you can start to program yourself to be happier, more focused, more motivated and more oriented towards success than you’ve ever been before. 

Ohhh don’t isn’t the power of neuroplasticity just magical?

THE BRAIN BUSTING EFFECTS OF EMOTIONAL & RELATIONSHIP STRESS EXPOSED

We all know that stress is bad for our health, but do you have any idea of how damaging emotional & relationship stress is to your brain? Can you imagine what years upon years of intensifying emotional stress does to the mechanics and chemistry of your brain? 

In a court of law its easier to prove physical abuse thats blatant, but may emotional and social abuse eat away at your brain in a more insidious manner over time and thus constitute a more severe form of abuse? This is in fact what I’m seeing in my private practice, doing full Brain Imaging. 

In this article I share the story and results of Brenda, a client of mine, to raise awareness of the damaging effects of emotional stress in relationships, marriage, and in the workplace, and empower women both in personal and professional settings to say “NO!” to abuse, and take control of their brain. If you are a women reading this, the results are indisputable, and I highly suggest you implement the recommended Neuroplasticity Dopamine Boosting strategies outlined in this article below, for improving hormone, energy, vitality and fertility levels, brain health and function, cognition and creativity and protecting against Alzheimer’s and Neuro-degeneration. Protect it or lose it!

I have worked with Brenda for over a year, and this last QEEG Brain Mapping of her brain shows just how serious emotional stress is and that it’s equally if not more severe than physical stress and abuse.

This article will dive deep and give you the fundamental teachings of stress affects your brain mechanically and neurochemically, and thus your cognitive and mental abilities and physical ability. Before I give you all these details, which teachers, parents, lawyers should know, here are just a sneak preview of the ways Emotional Stress from relationships damages your brain: 


BRAIN BUSTING EFFECTS OF EMOTIONAL STRESS

  1. Literally “SHUTS OFF” certain aspects of your brains functioning, increasing the latent inhibition, as protection mechanism, to the point where your brain literally SHUTS OFF memory, hearing, vision, and cuts you off from your nervous system. Brenda has had to wear a hearing aid, and practically lost her hearing and memory from this relationshipLOOK AT THE EXTREME BLUE IN THE AUDITORY CORTEX across Delta, Theta, Alpha – these are the slower way frequencies that the auditory cortex & limbic system are designed to resonate at.
  2. Stress rapidly DEPLETES VITAL NEUROTRANSMITTERS like Dopamine, Acetyl-Choline & Catecholamines which fuel focus, memory & higher cognition.  Also, DESTROYS MYELIN and “WHITE MATTER” leading to significant signalling issues. SEE BLUE LINES – HYPO-COHERENCE – means Brenda’s brain is not, “firing and wiring” together and is disconnected.
  3. Stress causes a TSUNAMI of HYPER-ACTIVATION of the Auditory Cortex and Limbic System, associated with mass cortisol and inflammatory cytokine release, which directly damages the Hippocampus, the major memory hub of your brain, and DECREASES NEUROGENESIS significantly (HUGE!!!). This Hyper-Inflammatory Response is precisely what we see on Brenda’s Brain Map. This also corresponds to external sense which have shut off, but her Mind and Auditory Internal Dialogue literally “SCREAMING AT HER!”, similar to what most people who are depressed experience. 
  4. Emotional Stress DESTORYS THYROID FUNCTION, HORMONE LEVELS & LEADS TO WEIGHT GAIN, BRAIN FOG & LETHARGY. Brenda’s thyroid and fat-burning ability have all been compromised. Inflammatory cytokines, produced by the liver directly shut off your thyroid and convert active T3 to inactive Reverse T3. The thyroid is the gas pedal that allows you to drive your FERRARI BRAIN.

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As you can see emotional stress is in fact physical. It physically damages the victims brain. But take a look at the Post QEEG Brain Map on the right and see how rapidly and powerfully Brenda’s brain balanced after just short session of Brain Training Work. Let me explain HOW …


I had Brenda come in for a Brain Mapping this past Tuesday. It’s been several months since I did intensive Brain work with her. Over the past few months Brenda’s been going through a difficult legal battle with her ex-husband, “a monster from hell it seems”, who does everything he can to control and trigger her – from sending nasty messages, to messing with the process and on and on and on. For Brenda, this has caused her brain function to get more imbalanced, be more in a state of hyper-activation and excito-toxicity, leading to major memory, hearing, and focus issues, and dulling her creativity, senses and enjoyment with life. Just as I’m doing with Brenda, you need to protect yourself and re-wire your brain’s response from emotional stress too. See the increase in Red Hyperactivity in Beta and High Beta on the right QEEG Brain Map performed this Monday compared to the 2016 – particularly in the temporal lobes and auditory cortex where stress hits the hardest. 

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2016 BRENDA BRAIN BRAIN

2017 BRENDA'S BRAIN - After More Stress

2017 BRENDA’S BRAIN – After More Stress

 


In relationships we become used to particular ways of feeling, being and responding – we become tolerant of and familiar with stress. The brain is designed to make things FAMILIAR. Stress quickly becomes a habit the more people around you NEGATIVELY train your brain! This begs the question, what relationships are draining you and eating away at your brain that you need to let go of? 

As you read this article, and learn about the effects of stress on your brain, ask yourself, what do I want to get out of this article? What information do I need for myself? And then how can I use this to create healthier relationships? When you learn with your purpose in mind, your brain will focus on finding the information you need – and your memory will work a lot better too! So no need to worry and ADD TO YOUR STRESS!!!

Whatever its to empower yourself in business relationships or stand in your power in a personal relationship, remember to use your brain and think on purpose and don’t let your response and how you think and feel be at the mercy of others. TAKE ACTION. Build up your brain in advance and inoculate yourself to stress. Strengthen your control over your brain. Here’s why:

Once our brain has experienced traumatic physical abuse it creates major defence mechanisms and unconscious blockages to protect us from accessing those experiences again. The memories are so emotionally potent that our brain immediate disassociates and blocks us from accessing it. The pain is too overwhelming and so our brain “turns it off”, with good reason (psychologists listen up!)

However, emotional and social stress, rather than being a “CANON BALL” like physical abuse, is like boiling a frog in hot water, slowly and progressively boiling the water hotter and hotter over-time. In fact, this over-heating increases the baseline sensitivity and activation of the alarm centres in the amygdala and auditory cortex, progressively causing smaller and smaller things to trigger emotional stress in you. More and more you begin to constantly “hear the abuser’s voice louder in your mind”, and “see their harmful actions clearer and clearer, and closer and closer” … which fries your nerves and leaves them chronically in a state of “HYPER-ACTIVATION”. In essence, the stress chemicals accumulate, and the brain never shuts off or calms down, as seen by major deficiencies in the slow-wave frequencies like Delta, Theta, and Alpha, on Brenda’s brain. Over-time this destroys sleep, memory, relaxation, spatial abilities, focus and sensory acuity, and drains the brain because the brain needs to drop down into these slower frequencies to regenerate proteins and neurotransmitters. Moreover, in order to get deep sleep and regeneration, which facilitates growth hormone release, anti-aging, fat burning, and autophagy we need slow delta brainwave sleep. For efficient memory consolidation, and organization of neuro-cortical pathways, our brain needs to drop down into “theta dominant states” between 4-8Hz.

Information encoding and memory consolidation occur at different frequencies, in different networks in the brain and when the brain is operating at different speeds.


 HOW YOUR BRAIN WORKS 101 – ENCODING & MEMORY 

The brain needs sufficient excitatory neuro-chemical firing, specifically glutamate to stimulate long-term potentiation and new learning. Too slow, low voltage, Blue Brain (seen on QEEG) frequently is diagnosed as ADD. When processing information, the brain adds tons of information “to the cloud computer of our brain” and then later on will slow down into slower wave states in which, the bits of information in your brains cloud computing system, are systematized and organized into memory, which occurs in states of Alpha and Theta. The emotional and memory centres are designed to resonate between 6-9HZ when functioning optimally.

In a state of hyper activation, Beta and High Beta, the state in which Brenda’s brain is living, she’s constantly “ON” high speed receiving information, but her brain isn’t going into the right states where that information can be coherently organized into memory. Thus things mentally for her seem cloudy and new information, new people, new faces, and conversations don’t seem to stick. 


Brenda, remarked to me that her creativity has been “dulled” and she’s been having issues finding her passion, her drive and her direction for herself personally and with her business. Specifically, Alpha brainwave levels correspond to how synchronized and balanced mechanically and energetically our brain is. When our brain is producing ample ALPHA, we feel, “in the zone”, “on our game”, “in the flow”, “energized and on point” since in Alpha synchronizes our CONSCIOUS and UNCONSCIOUS MIND. I train people’s brain to be “in the zone”, relaxed and focused across all areas of their life. All the neuro-chemicals, and “nootropics”, like Dopamine exist in your brain, you just have to learn how to consciously “TAP” the compound pharmacy and mix your own cocktails in your brain – SEE DOPAMINE BOOSTERS BELOW.

When your brain’s ALPHA brainwave output is high, your conscious and unconscious fully align, and this is when you feel, “balanced”and all parts of your brain feel like they’re moving in the same direction. With deficiencies in Alpha, often it will seem like there are ropes pulling you in different directions and one part of your brain will be battling with another, leading to “stuckness”, “frustration”, “feeling disconnected”, “off purpose” and your brain running in all kinds of loops. Sound familiar? 

As seen on hundreds of Brain Maps, Brenda’s an example, emotional stress, de-synchronizes the brain, decreasing your memory, creativity, ability to visualize, and feel connected and associated with what you are doing (all of which require lots of ALPHA brainwave activity). Stress can also cause your brain to dissociate you from your experience, and so you’ll be going through the motions, but “not be present” and start to forget things, like “what you were doing did 10 minutes ago”, or “why you’re in a certain room of your house”as Brenda has remarked. Another consequence is you’ll feel un-motivated and lose your sense of pleasure and enjoyment of activities since you’re not “IN THEM”, experiencing them directly. Stress cuts you off from your nervous system. This response is appropriate in particular areas, such as dissociating us from harmful memories of abuse or trauma to protect us, but the brain has a tendency to generalize this protection mechanism, and so the more stress you face the more you become dissociated from all aspects of your life. The result is motivation, memory and enjoyment of life all suffer.

GENIUS & INTUITION ALERT:

Your brain has BASELINE level of INHIBITION, to prevent sensory and information overload. Geniuses and highly creative individuals naturally have a very low level of inhibition, and in fact, many geniuses have, like Tesla had, such a low level of inhibition that the overload of sensory input can drive you crazy. However, unlike Tesla, most people have overly inhibited brains as a result of excessive stress, work demands and information overload with technology, social media etc. Stress inhibits the brain, which for a highly spiritual, intuitive person like Brenda, has cut her off from her full creative, intuitive abilities. Thus dis-inhibiting her brain is key to heightening her spiritual and intuitive abilities, creativity and ability to “Tune In”. As emotional stress amplifies over the course of an abusive relationship, the brain raises its set-point level of inhibition, as a protection mechanism. In Brenda’s case, her brain turned up the inhibition to the point where her brain turned her hearing off, and she recalls telling her ex during their relationship that she, “couldn’t hear him anymore externally …” which is true. Her brain has blocked off the auditory sensory input, which you may have experienced where the abuser is a yeller, screamer, and authoritarian. Unfortunately the abuser may take this “inability to hear” to abuse the victim even more. For the lawyers, the evidence is in the Brain Map, look at the excitatory activity in the temporal lobes of Brenda’s brain in High Beta.

SEX SABOTAGE

Stress decreases the sensitivity of your senses and your precision over them. This can specifically decrease our kinaesthetic feeling and connection with our body, “dulling” the feeling and inhibit orgasms during sex.

Stress shuts off the brain in particular ways and in others turns it on so loud its screaming!

TSUNAMI THOUGHTS OF STRESS – THAT NEVER STOP!

Holy Stress Response

Holy Stress Response

As you can see by the major spike in Brainwave Amplitude across the auditory cortex and frontal lobes, at 34 seconds, this huge stress response in the brain was generated by “just the single thought of her Ex”, igniting an ENTIRE TSUNAMI of Cortisol, Adrenaline and Stress Chemicals in the brainOver time, with your brain bathed with cortisol, the chronic elevation causes hormones to flatline, quickly bringing adrenal fatigue, lethargy, tiredness and thyroid issues. The problem is the WAVE Stress Response doesn’t stop, as we see with Brenda. This swiftly “fries” and destroys brain cell membranes. This is evidenced by the “wiring” and “connectivity issues” in Brenda’s brain represented by the blue lines, which identify “hypo-coherence”, or poor connection. This means that the brain regions are active and talking but are not in sync and firing in unison. The wiring issues are between critical networks which connect Prefrontal Cortex executive centres which control executive function, language, decision-making, and auditory cortex regions which play a role in speech and language reception and memory. As a result, Brenda has experienced, language issues, clearly expressing herself and getting the words clearly out of her brain. Not to mention to poor wiring issues between, occipital lobes which modulate visual input, with frontal lobe regions which impact our cognition, resulting in a poor ability to visualize, imagine and see clearly plans and ideas for the future. Thus if you’re a COACH, working with a client like Brenda can be frustrating, when you don’t know that her brain regions aren’t firing properly to perform the tasks at hand. THE RESULT: There will be major difficulties with motivation and goal-setting, since a brain that is stressed, and “inhibited” will be unlikely to venture into an unknown future that can’t be seen clearly.

THE GOLDEN ROOM DARKENED – Emotions are intimately intertwined with memory. In fact, emotions are the fabric of memory. Our limbic system, our mid-brain processes both emotions and memory. Over time, constant emotional stress leads to chronic elevation of cortisol, which leads to damaging excess excitatory activation of temporal lobes and specifically, the memory centre, the hippocampus. This leads to a phenomenon where clients will hear, “Screaming Internal voices in their head”. 

Foggy Brain – Stress also leads to a rapid depletion in neurotransmitters such as Acetyl-Choline and Dopamine, which is evidenced by the poor connectivity and coherence in the brain, and significant phase lag (brain lag – meaning very slow neural signalling speed just like a computer that lags).

The Stress Dis-Connect – Stress damages the “White Matter” and myelin sheaths which conduct nerve signals and insult nerves. As a result, signalling issues in the nervous system develop, such as poor balance, poor sensorimotor function, degeneration of hearing, extreme sensitivity to environmental stressors and energies, and very poor procedural memory. 

Fat, Tired, Weak – Emotional stress leads to chronically elevated inflammatory cytokines and chemicals produced by the liver, which shut down the thyroid (convert T3 into reverse T3), and thus lead to weight issues, brain fog, energy issues, poor focus, memory and cognition. 

THE HOW – YOUR BRAIN PROTECTION PLAN 

You’ve seen and heard the BAD SIDE of Stress, well here’s the GOOD OF THE SIDE!!!

Your brain is a remarkably plastic, constantly changing dynamic organ! The science of neuroplasticity shows how powerfully and quickly the Brain responds and re-wires in response to Brain Training.

Specifically for Brenda, I am SOOO excited because I’ve never seen a brain that shifts and responds so powerfully to “How she is Thinking”With a little Neurolinguistic Programming, some Trance work, and Neuroplasticity Exercises, I’ll train her to develop conscious control over her brain and unconscious processes in no time. This is evidenced by the major Brain Voltage and Power changes in her Brainwaves by having her shift what she was thinking. For example, Brenda called in her Spirit guides, and thought of powerful, joyful energy and her brain immediately responded – now my job is to teach her how to consciously control her brainwaves across all states of consciousnessand start to teach her how to take precise control over her, auditory, visual and kinaesthetic thinking in her brain. This is where the Neurolinguistic Programming and Neuroplasticity work comes in and what I love doing the most!  

Before I give you the STRESS BUSTING plan to follow, here is: 

THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF STRESS

Stress not only has a mental and emotional component it also has a significant neurobiological component. Stress depletes vital neurochemicals, and neuro-hormones like Dopamine.

So after seeing Brenda’s Brain Map, and figuring out the underlying neurochemical imbalances I designed and gave her a cocktail of Brain Nutrients and Nootropics to balance her neurochemistry – The result was her Brain completely balanced across the entire frequency spectrum within minutes.

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GLUTAMATE / GABA IMBALANCE

Stress increases glutamate release, the primary excitatory neurotransmitter, and progressively results in glutamate receptor hyper-sensitivity. This can result in tinnitus and ringing in the ears, chronically elevated “brain pain”, headaches, migraines, physical pain increased sensitivity to foods, excito-toxins like additives, colourings in food (eating out can be dangerous!), and increased sensitivity to weather changes, EMF and changes in the environment. You become a sensitive canary! Not to mention internal dialogue becomes so revved up, “its like your mind is screaming at you …” and internal dialogue may be very unsettling. GABA, the brain’s primary inhibitory neurotransmitter is Glutamates’ antagonist. GABA inhibits neurons. In the brain faster is not better, like most speed, ritain and amphetamine junkies would like to believe. In the Brain BALANCE EQUALS BRILLIANCE. Your brain runs to fast, and speed doesn’t come out properly, information doesn’t stick. We need to proper space in between nerve cell firing, just like we need the proper space and breathing in between speech (autism alert!). This is achieved by balancing glutamate and GABA levels.Stress fries the brain and rapidly depletes acetylcholine. The result is you can quickly become a worry wort and worry about everything! And boy do I see that in my practice! People who run scenarios in the mind all day worrying about dying, germs, facing their boss, you name it! 

ACETYL-CHOLINE – Your Brain Foggy & Slow? Feel like there’s a blanket on your brain?

Acetylcholine controls how fast neurons fire and thus brain speed, memory, motor function, boosts CREATIVE IQ, decreases worrying (those WORRY WARTS who are too busy worrying, they don’t live at!!!).

In the Parietal lobes, acetylcholine is released increasing alpha waves bringing us “in the zone” into relaxed focused states enhancing, information processing, analytical thinking, spatial reasoning, logical and mathematical thinking. Genius’ like Einstein had hyper-development in the Parietal lobes fuelling creative thinking, reasoning, intuitive abilities and imagination, all associated with high acetylcholine levels.

Acetyl Choline is also a building block for myelin, the fatty sheaths that insulate the nervous system and conduct electrical signals. More Myelin equals more insulation, greater capacity to hold and carry electric charge, and thus better communication in the brain and clearer thinking. When acetylcholine is depleted, “sparks begin to fly”, like an exposed T.V. wire, resulting in signalling issues, such as brain fog, motor issues and your mind going blank mid-conversation.

Lecithin and choline also help to metabolism fat, and are used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, high cholesterol levels and liver disorders. Since we can see with Brenda’s QEEG brain map and EEG recordings, stress does to hyper-activate the auditory cortex and hippocampus, deteriorating it, thus increasing risk of alzheimer’s.

Thus Brainpower Nutrition, Pasture Raised or Organic Egg Yolks, Wild Fish and Seafood, Grass-Fed Beef Liver, and green vegetables like Broccoli are critical because they are loaded with acetylcholine.

BRAINPOWER NUTRITION BREAKFAST

BRAINPOWER NUTRITION BREAKFAST

DOPAMINE – Get your Neurons Firing & Wiring Together

Finally, DOPAMINE. Dopamine is the perhaps the brain’s most important neurochemical. Dopamine enhances Brainpower, Mood, Motivation, Focus, “Pleasure and Reward”, Brain Voltage, Brain Speed and Cognitive Energy. It is the brain’s “gas pedal” neurotransmitter. When dopamine levels are high groups of neurons fire together at high speed – the brain clicks. When dopamine is released, neurons “fire and wire” together. Thus dopamine is critical to learning and forming new, strong neuro-cortical connections. Which for Brenda is mighty important.

When dopamine rises, your brain says “Save that One”. Dopamine increases pattern recognition and key to planning, forethought, focus, executive function, attention. Dopamine is responsible for your Mental Bandwidth – your Brain’s RAM and Working Memory Power.

So how to re-build, re-wire and replenish your brain with all these vital neurochemicals? 

STRESS BUSTING DOPAMINE BOOSTING NEUROPLASTICITY PROTOCOL


 STRESS BUSTING, DOPAMINE BOOSTING NEUROPLASTICITY PROTOCOL

by The Game Changer 

  1. Movement – especially High Intensity Exercise (which someone who’s body is stressed should only be doing in short, intense bursts like 10 minutes of exercise in total until hormones are fixed), and fine motor movements like TAI CHI, QIGONG & Martial Arts
  2. Meditation – results in increased regeneration of frontal lobes, by increasing Alpha and Theta brainwaves, during which neurochemicals and catecholamine levels replenish
  3. SUNLIGHT – amino acid tyrosine, the precursor of Dopamine, is a light-activated molecule. Nothing raises dopamine and makes us feel better, “happier” and more joyful than the sunshine! Brenda was just in Hawaii! In any settlement packages, there definitely should be VACATION money to allow the victimized individual plenty of time to go to a tropical location for some healing and dopamine replenishment! You lawyers listen up!
  4. BRAINPOWER NUTRITION – Balanced Superfood Integrated Way of Eating combining:
  • Ample DHA & Iodine rich SEAFOOD, which is loaded with brain-specific nutrients such as zinc, iron, selenium, B12
  • TONIC HERBS & SUPERFOODS – Goji, Schizandra, Ginseng, Cordyceps and tonic herbs which modulate and adapt the immune system (speed or slow it up as needed! You don’t need to think about it, just consume them and the foods which are medicines will do the work!) Tonic herbs and superfoods are best consumed in BRAIN BEVERAGES which combine fats (to increase delivery and assimilation of brain nutrients across cell membranes), and superfoods (the medicinal foods) for a delicious, nutritious, satiating meal. WATCH THIS & MAKE THE LOVIN’ LIBIDO MOCHA!
  • GO GREEN – Ample Raw Vegetables & Juices – Anti-inflammatory high photonic power from the sun. Drink Sunshine. WATCH & MAKE ONE OF MY FAVOURITE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY JUICES HERE.

5. BRAIN TRAINING – Neurofeedback. Neurolinguistic Programming – optimizing the software programs of the mind. By expanding your mind’s capabilities with Neurolinguistic Programming you build new neuro-cortical pathways and stimulate neurogenesis.

*** All of these dopamine boosting strategies counteract the accelerated brain cell death and depletion in BDNF (brain derived nerve growth factor) caused by stress by increasing neurogenesis (brain cell growth).

*** ALZHEIMER’S ALERT One of the main reasons why emotional stress can contribute to Alzheimer’s and neurodegeneration is that it speeds the rate of brain cell death and slows the rate of brain cell growth, specifically in the memory hub, the hippocampus where neurogenesis occurs.


So for Brenda I gave her a cocktail that included Magnesium Threonate (a form of magnesium that acts on the cerebral spinal fluid) which enhances GABA production, Acetyl-Choline Boosters, including phosphatidylserine and CDP choline, as well as a few other nootropics, which within minutes completely balanced her BRAIN, raising DELTA, THETA and ALPHA brainwave production, while reducing the excitatory BETA and HIGH BETA activity.

For permanent change, I will be doing intensive Brain Training with Brenda, combining Neurotechnologies, Neurolinguistic Programming & Trance Work (to wire in the changes in both her conscious and unconscious and give her precise control over her brain & unconscious processes across different brain states), Brainpower Nutrition (to provide the raw materials to build up the brain & boost neurogenesis), and QIGONG & Tai Chi (to boost her Qi, hormones and stimulate neurogenesis). Stay tuned for the results of this full-out Neuroplasticity Brain Optimization Program.

I have only just begun to share with you the wide ranging effects of emotional stress on the brain, and while this article is rich brain-buzzing science and information there is so much more to learn and experience.

Now most get overwhelmed with science and information but thats only because they’ve forgotten to keep their purpose in mind. While reading and perhaps re-reading this article, ask yourself, What do I want to get out of this article? What information do I need for myself? 

See when you learn with your purpose in mind, your brain will focus on finding the information you need.

Whatever you’re purpose, remember to use your brain on purpose and never to let the actions of others eat away at your brain. TAKE ACTION. Build up and strengthen your brain. Inoculate yourself to stress. Strengthen your control over your brain. Train your brain to move towards the things you want, not away from those you fear.

Remember, its you’re brain, and how you build it, and how you use it is up to you! Make it the best brain and the best life you can!

PROTECT & OPTIMIZE YOUR BRAIN NOW with The Game Changer Proprietary Neuroplasticity Process email: chriswyllie@gamechanger.expert or call 647 688 2216

Sincerely,

The Game Changer – The Leader in Brain Education & Optimization


BRENDA’s EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH THE BRAIN MAN, CHRIS WYLLIE 

“After spending 20 years in a highly toxic relationship, I came to Chris for17634355_10158562317770074_5318275926493972667_n help to bring myself back to a normal state of health. For years I tried everything to improve how I looked, felt and functioned, but to no avail. Even though I ate a healthy diet and exercised, I was exhausted all the time and suffered from asthma, food sensativies and brain fog. The problem was not what I was doing for myself but how I was being treated. Thanks to the work Chris and I have been doing together, I feel like I have come out of a coma and back into the world. The asthma is gone as well as most of the food sensativies and I feel energetic, vibrant and centred and with a strong sense of self worth that will never allow me to go back into another relationship like that one. After a particularly trying week (three months actually) with my ex, I felt myself slipping back into a scattered and tired state of being. Chris mapped what was going on and worked on my biochemistry: I feel like I have bounced back to better than ever. I feel this is because of the cellular memory of healthy higher states of functioning we have already worked to create within me. I don’t know where I would be right now without this technology. Much heart felt gratitude Chris!”