Lee Carroll Gregg Braden

Bruce Lipton, a world famous physician, educator and writer is often quoted by his fans as an icon of self-help and 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’s 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 look at how we think and why. According to Bruce Lipton, once we think, 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 bodily functions.

Our thoughts, emotions, memories, skills, wisdom and creativity are produced by these neurotransmitters. But it’s important to understand that our thinking isn’t solely a function of our brain. Our body, including our mind and subconscious mind also affects our thinking. Weaker believing can manifest in many different ways, from poor concentration and problem solving to cranky, anxious and angry.

Because our conscious mind doesn’t always control our conscious information processing, sometimes we are forced to rely on our subconscious mind for support. For instance, if we are solving a problem or developing new skills, we might start by using logic and logical thinking. But as soon as we get caught to our own”logical mystery” we revert to our emotional memory and behaviour patterns. And before we know it we’re 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 capacities. Instead, he believes, our subconscious mind provides the important information that guides and directs our behavior. And although this part of our mind is much more difficult to influence than reflection and logic, it is also more resistant to negative manipulation. It follows that we can change undesirable behavior patterns much more easily and efficiently than we could with logic and rational thinking alone.

Bruce Lipton recommends using several problem solving techniques in addition to his classic ones. He says you must be ready to go beyond your comfort zone when solving complex problems, and he recommends using intuition as an extra tool. Intuition comes into play because 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 proposes is to develop an inner filter to remove conscious information and focus all attention on the instinctive part of the brain. Because conscious information tends to restrict our instinctive skills, consciously processing too much information at once may have a severe inhibitory effect.

Bruce Lipton presents several practical actions to help people solve their own problems. These steps are based on his years of clinical practice and research. These steps are especially helpful for people who cannot afford or don’t want to spend money on counselling sessions. In fact, if you feel that you want more help with problem solving, Bruce Lipton can often be a great source of support and inspiration.

Bruce Lipton’s problem solving techniques go beyond mere tips on how best to solve problems. Furthermore, 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 only a symptom of deeper emotional problems. . .so if you ignore the emotional problem, you will not be dismissing the physical one either.