Humans have always worked to try and ‘figure out’ the world around them. We’ve invested centuries in creating stories that help us ‘explain’ why things happen the way they do. The research focusing on how the brain works has given us a much clearer understanding of how those stories actually help or hinder us as we strive to create a world we want to live in. We don’t control the world – things happen. What we CAN control, however, is our brain chemistry and in so doing we discover that there is much about the world we actually CAN control.
Our brains are hard wired to do two things: protect our self, and connect with others. Almost everything that happens to us stems from one of those two proclivities. It can be phrased another way; we either love or fear – period! Think of it this way, our thoughts are really habits of thought, so we either spend our time scaring our self about the world or loving our self and the world around us. Either way we are creating strong pathways inside of our brain that have profound ramifications about what we can and cannot do with our mental faculties.
My training and certification in Conversational Intelligence® has not only stimulated my curiosity about my – and your brain, but it has given me tools and techniques that provide ways to reprogram our brains so that we are working with our brain chemistry to actually achieve what we say we want – a world that works. I’m committed to sharing CIQ with you!
Restoring Organizational Trust Through Conversational Intelligence®
How God Changes Your Brain by Andrew Newberg, M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman
Distinct neural signatures for safety and danger in the amygdala and striaturm of the mouse by MT Rogan, KS Leon, DL Perez, and ER Kandel as published in Neuron April 21, 2005
Kathryn Alexander, MA: futurist, speaker, author CIQ coach, her systems thinking approach to values and ethics enables deep change by impactful leaders.