Chloe Fineman Marianne Williamson

Bruce Lipton, a world famous physician, educator and writer is often quoted by his supporters as an icon of self-help and physical fitness. Born in 1906, Bruce Lipton received his medical degree from Harvard University and worked for the U.S. Public Health Service for over twenty years. He is famous for his studies into the human mind and the universe of human consciousness.

In his book The Biology of Belief: Research on the Changing Self, Bruce Lipton reveals how our thought processes are linked to the physical body. In this book he explores how belief can control and shape our conscious information processing and our behavior patterns. To understand how this works you will need to examine how we think and why. According to Bruce Lipton, once we believe, our brains release chemicals known as neurotransmitters, which flow through pathways in our brains. These neurotransmitters are responsible for coordinating all our thinking, communication and physiological functions.

Our thoughts, emotions, memories, skills, wisdom and creativity are produced with these neurotransmitters. However, it’s important to realize that our thinking is not solely a function of our mind. Our entire body, including our thoughts and unconscious mind also affects our thinking. Weaker believing can manifest in a variety of ways, from poor concentration and problem solving to cranky, angry and anxious.

Because our conscious mind does not always control our conscious information processing, sometimes we are forced to rely on our unconscious mind for support. As an example, if we are solving a problem or developing new skills, we may start by using logic and rational thinking. However, as soon as we get caught into our own”logical mystery” we revert to our emotional memory and behavior patterns. And before we know it we are back at square one, with another problem and possibly another round of frustrated and angry response.

Bruce Lipton believes that the way we consider problem solving goes far beyond our intellectual abilities. Instead, he believes, our subconscious mind provides the important information that guides and directs our behavior. And although this portion of our mind is much more difficult to influence than logic and reflection, it is also more resistant to negative manipulation. This means that we can change undesirable behavior patterns much more easily and effectively than we can with logic and rational thinking alone.

Bruce Lipton recommends using several problem solving techniques in addition to his classic ones. He says you need to be willing to go beyond your comfort zone when solving complex problems, and he advocates using intuition as an additional tool. Intuition comes into play because it helps us connect what we know to our subconscious mind, which in turn helps us make connections into the subconscious mind. Another tool he suggests is to develop an inner filter to remove conscious information and focus all attention on the instinctive part of the brain. Because mindful information tends to restrict our intuitive abilities, consciously processing too much information at once may have a serious inhibitory effect.

Bruce Lipton offers several practical actions to help people solve their own issues. These steps are based on his years of clinical practice and research. These steps are especially valuable for people who can’t afford or do not need to spend money on counselling sessions. In actuality, if you believe you need more help with problem solving, Bruce Lipton can often be a great source of inspiration and support.

Bruce Lipton’s problem solving techniques go beyond mere tips on the best way to solve problems. In addition, he teaches that there are two parts to a problem; the physical problem and the psychological problem or concern. And he believes these two parts can be separated because the physical problem is simply a symptom of deeper emotional issues. . .so if you ignore the emotional problem, you will not be dismissing the physical one .