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

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

Our thoughts, emotions, memories, skills, wisdom and creativity are all produced with these neurotransmitters. But it’s important to realize that our thinking is not solely a function of our brain. Our body, including our thoughts and unconscious mind also affects our thinking. Weaker thinking can manifest in many different 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’re forced to rely on our subconscious mind for support. As an example, if we are solving a problem or developing new skills, we may begin by using logic and logical 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 potentially another round of frustrated and angry reaction.

Bruce Lipton believes that the way we consider problem solving goes much beyond our intellectual abilities. Instead, he believesour 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 immune to negative manipulation. This means that we can change undesirable behavior patterns far more easily and effectively than we could with logic and rational thinking alone.

Bruce Lipton recommends using several problem solving techniques along with his classic ones. He says you must be willing to go outside your comfort zone when solving complex problems, and he advocates using intuition as an extra tool. Intuition comes into play as it helps us connect what we know to our subconscious mind, which in turn helps us make connections to the unconscious mind. Another tool he suggests is to create an inner filter to get rid of conscious information and focus all attention on the instinctive part of the brain. Because conscious information tends to limit our instinctive skills, consciously processing too much information at once may have a serious inhibitory effect.

Bruce Lipton offers several practical steps to help people solve their particular problems. These steps are based on his years of clinical practice and research. These steps are especially valuable for those who can’t afford or don’t need to spend money on counselling sessions. In actuality, if you feel that you want more help with problem solving, Bruce Lipton can often be a terrific source of inspiration and support.

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