Using the brain’s pre-wired synaptic connections (memories). Neuro-ridgidity is using the brain’s same hardware and software, by unconsciously processing the same thoughts and performing the same actions, living from past memories. Keeping the brain firing in the same patterns, sequences and combinations.
Neuroscience tells us, the way we view our brain’s ability to adapt has changed. What was once thought to be hardwired, is no longer the case. Our brain has the ability to re-organise itself by forging new neural pathways. This has been defined as neuroplasticity. Plasticity allows us to change the brain’s structure and function.
Our brain’s ability to re-organise itself by forming new neural connections throughout our lives. Plasticity allows us to change the brain’s structure and function by learning new things, creating new experiences and memories. This process makes the brain fire in new patterns, sequences and combinations. How neuro-plastic our brain is, depends on our ability to change our perception of the world around us.
Training your brain to let go of old habits
When you understand how neural pathways are created in the brain, it will give meaning to the process of choosing and letting go of particular thoughts and emotions throughout your day. i.e. you may seek out comfort food when you feel stressed, if you do this over and over again this forms a neural pathway in the brain.