Training your own RAS is the beginning of neuroplasticity. Effective Leaders do it well and often.
Your memory and recall are not the same. Scientists now tell us we technically never forget something we experience. The question is, can we intentionally and selectively recall the information when we need it? Can we CHOOSE NOT TO RECALL the information which does not serve us well?
The connection between the MIND and the BRAIN is one thing. The connections between the BRAIN and the rest of the BODY is something entirely different. Stress hormones, emotional energy, inflammation, sweaty palms, nervous stomach, these are all biofeedback markers which often warn us of highly stressful or intense situations. Sometimes however we find our body responding with these markers, when the situation does not warrant them. WHY?
Because something in our subconscious past has been triggered by the other senses in our body and released the emotional sequence inside without regard for what we are consciously thinking about.
A old friend calls and a flood of emotions rise up in you. A feeling of euphoria or nostalgia my overwhelm you. Likewise a boss or a bully from years back could cause a negative sequence of emotion and hormones such as rage or frustration.
By training the RAS in advance, you can better predict the emotional responses to suit your day.
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