The Power Of Neuroplasticity: How Everyone Can Change, Anytime
Posted on 27th January 2023
The most inspiring book you can find about the brain is, without any doubt, “The Brain That Changes Itself” 🧠 by psychiatrist Norman Doidge.
It is a globally much-loved book because it explains in clear, realistic, practical and inspiring terms how the brain changes and adapts in response to new experiences.
This ability is called “𝗻𝗲𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝘁𝘆” and it means that yes, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 new 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗱𝗼𝗴𝘀 and when you do it, new pathways and opportunities in life open up for you too!
Packed with fascinating case studies and scientific research, it will teach you that:
👉 The 𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗳𝗶𝘅𝗲𝗱 but constantly adapting and changing in response to new experiences. 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀 that If your brain changes or not it entirely depends on your willingness and commitment to do so.
👉 The 𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗶𝗻𝗷𝘂𝗿𝘆 through neuroplasticity and adapt to new circumstances. 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀 that when accidents occur, you have more chances to recover and adapt than you think.
👉 The 𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗶𝘁𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝗶𝗻 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗵𝘆𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗲𝘅𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗲𝘀, such as learning a new skill or recovering from a stroke. 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀 that when you learn a new language you nurture your neuroplasticity, making you a more flexible thinker and resilient human.
👉 Our 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀, 𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗳𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗽𝗵𝘆𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻 and that the brain is always re-wiring itself. 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀 that by working on your mind (which is intangible), you can impact your brain (which is an organ), which helps you see and grab more opportunities in life.
👉 𝗟𝗶𝗳𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘀 𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 to keep challenging the brain to maintain cognitive function. 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀 that you now know how to take care of your brain so that it will care of your health.
👉 𝗡𝗲𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗱𝗿𝗮𝘄𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸𝘀, such as the negative effects of certain types of repetitive behaviours or the development of chronic pain. 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀 that when you engage with an old way of thinking, habit or belief, you literally erase the new neural pathways you have so painstakingly built in your brain.
Get inspired by dozens of incredible real stories you won’t forget; my favourite is about the man who’s been told by doctors that he would remain paralysed for life after a stroke and, by working on his mind, he rebuilt the map in his brain that controlled his limbs and proved doctors wrong.
Are you giving it a go?