NeuroPlasticity 101-Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Mark Schwimmer Pres. New York Awareness Center CH, CI


There’s been a buzz about neuroplasticity in popular scientific culture of late, and perhaps it’s time to get specific.  
With the advent of CAT, and MRI, there have been a host of neuroscientific reports based on experimentation in many areas of better understanding the brain.  There is still much to be uncovered and vetted, and one could also argue that focusing on the brain and making claims about human nature as a result, may be merely trying to make it seem more valid and dramatic when we talk about  “science” to back it up.

Any time a scientist or journalist refers to neuroplasticity, you want to ask what are they specifically referring to, and if they can’t tell you than they are probably blowing smoke, or don’t know what they are talking about.

I want to talk about neuroplasticity from a couple of very specific angles.

The first point is, that during most of the 20th century, the general consensus among neuroscientists was that brain structure is relatively unchanging after a critical period during early childhood. This belief has been challenged by findings revealing that many aspects of the brain remain plastic even into adulthood. Decades of research  have now shown that substantial changes occur in the lowest neocortical processing areas, and that these changes can profoundly alter the pattern of neuronal activation in response to experience. Neuroscientific research indicates that experience can actually change both the brain’s physical structure (anatomy) and functional organization (physiology). Neuroscientists are currently engaged in a reconciliation of critical period studies demonstrating the immutability of the brain after development with the more recent research showing how the brain can, and does, change.
Brain Cells and Synapses
In this series, I am going to share some of the latest information about the brain available, with you, and begin to point to the areas where and how elite performers are putting their attention, in order to enhance brain function and upgrade specific, as well as overall brain function, particularly in the area of behavior relating to performance.

In essence suggesting their is evidence that tuning specific areas of your brain using specific protocols have shown dramatic results in many areas of life performance, as well as improving cognitive function, and the sensual result of generating awareness of well-being, and subsequent improvement of lifestyle based experiences, like career, relationship, and attitudes about health, wealth, success, and satisfaction.

Come along for the ride……..and please add your comments as we go. See you soon.


All the best,
Mark Schwimmer

P.S. Because I have found this information to be so compelling, and important,  I’ll be teaching it in depth to those who enroll now in the Weekend Course starting Sept. 29th.This will change the way you think about yourself, vhow you can become the person you want to be, and the way you interface with your environment.  You can find all the information here………………..You’ll get this and a lot more when you click here and find all about how to do that now. 

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  1. Nandini
    9 years ago

    It’s extremely powerful what you’ve put forth Mark. It shook up some of my beliefs. Of late, I have been reading a book on Self-Coaching by “Joseph Luciani”. It talks of how depression, anxiety etc. are not illnesses but merely habits that start out as control mechanisms in the past. And how we can change these habits.

    I am eagerly awaiting your next post and perhaps some day, taking up the course as well. In the meanwhile, is there any book you would recommend that would shed further light on this theme?

    • Mark
      9 years ago

      Thank you for the reply Nandini.
      I don’t know if you’ve been following my work, but yes, all the latest information is pointing to the validity of a relationship between body and mind. Neuromuscular considerations indicate that there is a posture, a sequence of micromuscular patterns that are idiosyncratic to each of us. In the work done by Roye Fraser, and my teacher Dr, Joseph Riggio, the correlation is profound. As individuals consider what is significant for them when there is no problem, in a very specific way, their neurology shifts to an open, resourceful bias. When they consider “problem” it closes down and remains stuck.

      When I work with my clients, I enable them to access “where the problem is not,” and from they begin to have behavioral options that are more effective. Although they may show up complaining in clinical terms, depression, anxiety, etc, they quickly discover what is truer, and more useful for them, in a different set of behaviors, that simply emerge as a result of the ontological shift.

      If you interested in learning more…a good starting point is The Elusive Obvious, by Moshe Feldenkrais.


    • Mark
      9 years ago

      Also read, the following post NeuroPlasticity 101-Pt. 2 Growing Your Behavior


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