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Bruce Lipton, a world famous doctor, educator and author 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 research 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 behaviour patterns. To understand how this works you will need to look at 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 isn’t solely a function of our mind. Our entire 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, anxious and angry.

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 start 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 behaviour patterns. And before we know it we’re back at square one, with another issue and potentially another round of frustrated and angry response.

Bruce Lipton believes that the way we consider problem solving goes much 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 far more difficult to influence than logic and reflection, it is also more resistant to negative manipulation. It follows that we can change undesirable behavior patterns far more easily and effectively than we can 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 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 proposes is to create an inner filter to remove conscious information and focus all attention on the intuitive part of the brain. Because conscious information tends to restrict our intuitive abilities, consciously processing too much info at once can have a serious 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 can’t afford or don’t want to spend money on counseling sessions. In fact, if you believe 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 the best way 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 emotional issues. . .so if you ignore the psychological problem, you will not be dismissing the physical one .