The New Human Story Gregg Braden

Bruce Lipton, a world famous physician, 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 best known 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 shows how our thought processes are linked 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 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 organizing all our thinking, communication and physiological functions.

Our thoughts, emotions, memories, skills, wisdom and creativity are produced by these neurotransmitters. But it’s important to understand that our thinking is not solely a function of our brain. Our entire 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 does not always control our conscious information processing, sometimes we are forced to rely on our subconscious mind for help. As an example, if we’re solving a problem or developing new skills, we may begin by using logic and rational thinking. But as soon as we get caught to our own”logical puzzle” we revert to our emotional memory and behaviour patterns. And before we know it we are back at square one, with another issue and possibly another round of frustrated and angry response.

Bruce Lipton believes that the way we think about problem solving goes far beyond our intellectual capacities. Instead, he believesour unconscious mind provides the critical information that guides and directs our behavior. And although this portion of our mind is far more difficult to influence than reflection and logic, it is also more immune to negative manipulation. This means that we can change undesirable behavior patterns far more easily and efficiently 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 need to be ready to go beyond 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 already 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 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 can 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 helpful for those who cannot afford or do not need to spend money on counselling sessions. In actuality, if you believe that you need 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 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 both of these parts can be separated because the physical problem is simply a symptom of deeper emotional problems. . .so if you ignore the emotional problem, you won’t be dismissing the physical one either.