The concept of the 'neuro plasticity' of the brain and its ability, to reorganise itself and create new neural pathways, is a relatively new discovery in the field of neurological science. These findings were presented a few years ago in the bestselling book, The Brain that Changes Itself, by Norman Doidge, MD.
Your brain is made up of approximately 100 billion neurons and every action you do from speaking to making a cup of tea involves the activation of thousands, if not millions, of neurons. Whatever you are doing, a specific set of neurons has to become active in order to allow this to happen. For example, when we drive a car clusters of neurons in different parts of the brain are firing so that we can do all the actions involved in driving a car. These actions are performed in a sequence that then becomes a neuronal circuit. After a while, this circuit becomes established, so that we can drive naturally without really giving it a lot of thought. We have circuits in our brains for everything we do including speaking.
The brain has a plastic quality that allows it to change, this allows us to learn new things. The more often we do things in sequence or together, the more the neurons responsible become accustomed to firing together. Therefore: "Neurons that fire together, wire together.” Sometimes the circuits are not always helpful and become problematic for the person.
Whatever problem you have, you have learned to do it and are now running automatic neuron circuits that create the problem. You were not born this way. So, whether you have anxiety, stammer, over eat, have a fear, phobia or think you can't study or concentrate, or anything else for that matter, the good news is you can change your circuits for more helpful ones.
Ironically, although neuroplasticity causes the problem, it is also the way to change it! Using our advanced methods and during hypnosis we take a number of positive emotions or experiences and superimpose them into your specific problem circuit. This then attaches itself to the brain as a healthy neuron. Over several sessions it becomes embedded and causes neuroplasticity. The result is a healthy rewiring of the circuit is developed.
This is not a 'do to' process, rather it’s a 'do with', in which you play a key role in continuing the process outside of the sessions. By the end of your program, you will become in control of your problem and have the tools to keep the progress going.
"As part of our Thrive Week, we were pleased to host a Mind Training workshop led by Penny Johnson from the Seraphina Mind Studio, for 80 of our 6th form girls. The girls learned some invaluable information and cutting edge techniques, to elicit positive states of mind and manage stress, as well as how to get into the optimal learning state. I particularly enjoyed the mind relaxation techniques at the end, which left me feeling calm and relaxed for the day ahead. This is very much aligned to our ethos here at Woldenham School, so I/we whole- heartedly support the benefits of Mind Training with Seraphina Mind Studio for positive mental health and learning. “
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Turning negative minds into successful minds.
Here at the Seraphina Mind Studio we have seen significant increases in the numbers of students and teachers referred for a broad range of stress and anxiety related problems. From poor concentration, focus, negative self-image, IBS, depression, OCD, eating disorders, stammering to self-harm and panic, the list is growing.
Stress and anxiety hormones are clinically proven to disable cognitive functioning, distorting feeling and emotions. Many of these problems could easily be minimised and even avoided with the correct mind training and knowledge.
Our Successful Minds Program has proved to be an invaluable tool set; many parents and teachers have been amazed at the positive changes they have experienced in themselves, their students and children. During exams some of the most negative, low-grade students became high achievers, attaining grades above their predicted expectations. They sailed through their exams calmly and confidently.
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