Have you ever gotten upset and frustrated with yourself because you thought you were too weak to change the way you’ve always behaved? If so, you’re not the only one who’s ever felt this way, and it’s not your fault. Not many of us know the reason why it’s so hard to change our behaviors or our even the way we think. If you listen to my interview with Dr. Bruce Lipton on the biology of belief, you’re going to learn the reason why. Plus, you will gain some insights that will help you tremendously as you try to achieve your health goals.
I was absolutely over the moon while I was interviewing Dr. Lipton. I’ve read his work and I’ve been deeply influenced by it. I had been waiting six months to get the chance to interview him, and the wait was well worth it! We talked impact of the biology of belief on our health and our overall well-being.
Here are the key insights that Dr. Lipton shared during our conversation:
First, our beliefs affect our health. Science tells us that our health is predetermined by our genes. For instance, if one of my parents had cancer, I’m bound to have cancer as well. Dr. Lipton tells us that we are the masters of our fate; we are not the victims of our genes. But we have to believe accordingly. We need to take responsibility for our health and change our beliefs because they create our reality.
Second, the subconscious mind holds the key to lasting change in the way we behave and think. The subconscious mind is like a recording device. For the first seven years of your life, your subconscious mind soaked up all the information from your surroundings like a sponge. At that age, your mind was always in the theta state — the state of mind in which your subconscious is easy programmable.
Whatever behavioral or thinking pattern you have now is the result of the subconscious programming you’ve had throughout your life. The good news is, you can override this programming in three ways:
- Hypnosis – You don’t have to go to a hypnotist for this. You can learn self-hypnosis or listen to a recording before you sleep, when your mind drifts off to the theta state before you finally enter deep sleep. Dr. Lipton calls the theta state the “record button” of the subconscious mind.
- Habituation – Your subconscious is a habit mind. You probably heard the saying, “Fake it until you make it.” Whatever you tell your subconscious mind repeatedly, it will eventually accept as real, even if your conscious mind initially objects to it.
- Energy Psychology – Energy psychology processes put your mind in the “superlearning mode” in which you can program your subconscious mind in literally minutes. Dr. Lipton has a list of different energy psychology processes on his website.
For a more detailed discussion on the biology of belief, you can listen to the entire podcast.
Last episode, I had my first coaching session on this podcast. I discussed how you can create changes that will last for the rest of your life. I encourage you to listen to it. It will help you achieve your health goals for the long term!
Next episode, I’ll be discussing self-awareness and why it’s more important than food. You don’t want to miss this episode, so stay tuned!
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Links mentioned in this episode:
Bruce Lipton website: https://www.brucelipton.com
Resources for belief changes: https://www.brucelipton.com/other-resources
The Biology of Belief book: http://amzn.to/2rvmATZ
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