Your well-being is your way of thinking

98% of the information in the body is transmitted by chemical substances that initiate or inhibit the neural discharges in the nerves. This information controls how to nerves behave, which in turn send signals to the different parts of our body. The body becomes an unconscious mind reflecting all the information that our automatic brain realizes in life – your well-being is your way of thinking.

When we think about something and feel emotions, biochemical reactions take place in our brain. A specific chemical substance produced by signals from the external and internal environment is linked to each emotion. These chemical signals are sent to the body’s cells and are recognized by receptors on the cells. The more you think about a subject, the more you make the same decision and behave in a certain way or you experience certain experiences or emotion, the more nerves that are involved in this process and their interaction are embedded. Over time, patterns are created that the brain starts to use automatically, as this is the brain’s least energy expenditure and effort.

Every emotional situation that we experience happens to our brain now. When before going to bed we analyse the unpleasant conversation with a colleague from work, a malicious salesperson at a shop or we worry about the health of our children, chemical substances associated with those emotions are produced. The stronger the emotions are that have caused some experience, the more lasting they leave a trace in the brain.

The contemporary world provides us with many stimuli, causing that most of the time we spend in a state of stimulation and often the sense of a threat, which may or may not be real, that our brain no longer recognizes. In this mode, our body releases stress hormones to mobilize your response to the threat. It was once a predator, while today it may be an email from your boss, traffic jams or a rude customer. The body’s chemistry is constantly being activated because this sense of threat from the outside doesn’t disappear. For many of us, it is a chronic condition. We live in a loop between thoughts and emotions. In the end, stress must be brought down to the level of the body to relieve the strain on our brains. Emotions are recorded not only in the brain but in our entire body, in every organ, muscle and tissue. After months or years of such functioning, it begins to manifest itself in various health problems. Fortunately, the same principle applies to positive emotions. When we experience pleasant, exciting emotions in our body, the pleasure hormones are secreted in our body. Their high level encourages us to take action and make further attempts to achieve our goals.

Neuroplasticity of the brain plays a huge role here, and the key to changing old patterns and programs are emotions. Working with the body supports the process of releasing them, and coaching work based on strengthening our resources, activating creativity and directing our actions when we are involved evokes a lot of strong emotions. This encourages the creation of new paths of connection in the brain at the neurological level, which if strengthened, will replace the old paths and perpetuate the change we want.