Think of issue you’re dealing with, says Dr George Pratt, my guest on today’s Neurosummit. While you are thinking of this issue, or an area of your life that needs healing, tapping your body and reciting an affirmation can leverage the massive power of your subconscious mind to heal your brain.
“I deeply love and accept myself,” he had me say during the interview. He directed me to rub on a spot he calls “the middle of the Pledge of Allegiance position.” It’s halfway between the left collarbone and left nipple, and it’s a nerve bundle called the neurolymphatic reflex. Massaging this point, he had me say, “I deeply love and accept myself” several times, and it made me feel so clear, calm, and connected!
Dr George Pratt is a traditionally trained psychologist, but he integrates subconscious affirmations, tapping, energy fields, and chakras into his work. This often makes his colleagues ask him, “How do you get results so rapidly?”
He has legendary expertise in treating and healing trauma. When someone has been kidnapped, or lived through unspeakable tragedies, Dr Pratt is one of the few people on the planet who can help them to balance their brains and reach true healing.
Brain Balancing Exercises for Healing Trauma
When our brain experiences disruption from trauma, it affects the brain’s ability to normally function. The amygdala, the fear processing center, is overstimulated, and the prefrontal cortex shuts down. Dr Pratt has developed brain balancing exercises that help people calm down, and promote greater coherence in the brain.
We all have seen different types of traumas in our life. They can be overt traumas, or subtle traumas. Things that annoy us or irritate us, for example, may not be individually traumatic, but they can accumulate over time.
When you have one single trauma in your life, there is a 20% increase in cortisol levels. This depresses the control of the prefrontal cortex, and inflates the control of the amygdala.
Some traumas are generated so young we don’t even realize they are there!
Hearing negative things about ourselves growing up, Dr Pratt says, will stay with us unless we clear it. Up until age 6, in fact, we have virtually no defenses against the things we hear about ourselves. The things other people say about us go into our brains at a hypnotic level.
The best way to heal these ingrained beliefs is on the level where they exist: in the subconscious mind.
Healing with the Subconscious Mind
“You can change the conscious mind, but it’s a little bit like bending steel,” he says. Besides, the conscious mind is a much less powerful tool than the subconscious. In the conscious mind, there are 20-40 neurons firing every second. But in the subconscious mind, there are 20 to 40 MILLION neurons firing, every single second.
Unfortunately, you can’t just tell your subconscious mind what you want it to do. (That’s conscious communication.) The best way to influence the subconscious, he says, is to enter the state of relaxation.
In a relaxed state you are more open to receiving and aligning your thoughts and your brain. You want to fix what’s in the way, and relaxation is the best way to do that.
Healing with Relaxation and Meditation
Cortisol, the stress hormone, is great when you are exercising, or concentrating, or involved in an athletic activity. When you need to heal, or rest, or sleep, you won’t be able to do any of these passive activities effectively if you still have cortisol pouring through your bloodstream.
How do you enter a state of relaxation? For high performing people like myself, it is difficult to just stop and relax. “Active relaxation” can be an effective bridge between states of stress and relaxation. This also happens to be one of the 3 steps to optimal performance, which are outlined in Dr Pratt’s book Hyper-Performance.
The 3 main components of optimal performance are:
- Active relaxation
- Imagery of the end result
- Mental rehearsal
These states help you to be relaxed, but in a positive way. Many of Dr Pratt’s books and teachings describe how to enter (and maintain) these states of awareness.
Dr George Pratt’s New Guided Meditations
Dr Pratt has put together a new set of recordings, just for our Aware Show Listeners, and I can tell you, they are magnificent. They are deeply soothing, and use visualizations and guided imagery to communicate directly with your subconscious.
A few of these all new recordings from Dr Pratt have different endings, one for nighttime, and one for daytime. This is really helpful for me, because sometimes I want to enter a state of deep relaxation, and then get back into my day, refreshed and rejuvenated – while other times, I want to wind down before going to bed.
Review the components of this all-new offer he has put together for our listeners, and watch the interview replay below.