Control your mind, control your life
Updated: Mar 15, 2018
The concept of neuroplasticity
Throughout my years as a therapist, I have seen clients for a vast range of issues, from phobias, anxiety and depression to severe alcohol dependency. All of my clients have generally come to see me with the notion that they are ‘stuck’ in their issue. Ultimately, that is why they are seeking help, as it feels that they have exhausted their own resources and no longer have control over the issue.
Before I began my psychological studies, I too assumed that the adult brain was hard wired, with fixed neurological pathways, leaving little wriggle room for change and restructure. However, during my studies and clinical practice, I discovered the fascinating concept of neuroplasticity. This research field has enabled us to understand that through reinforcement of sensory information or brain training, we are able to physically rewire the brain through synaptic pruning. This means that some synapses strengthen and others weaken, or if left unused are eliminated completely.
As a therapist, this is a phenomenon. It means that clients can actually have control over their thoughts, feelings and behaviour, provided they have the correct brain training.
As part of my practice, I have witnessed the tremendous impact that this type of brain training can have on a client’s life, enabling them to regain control of their lives.
If you feel stuck in any areas of your life, I can help you.