Marianne Williamson Weekly Lectures

Bruce Lipton, a world famous doctor, educator and writer is often quoted by his fans as an icon of self-help and physical fitness. Born in 1906, Bruce Lipton obtained his medical degree from Harvard University and worked for the U.S. Public Health Service for over twenty years. He’s best known for his studies into the human mind and the universe of human consciousness.

In his book The Biology of Belief: Research on the Changing Self, Bruce Lipton shows how our thought processes are linked to the physical body. In this book he explores how belief can control and shape our conscious information processing and our behavior patterns. To understand how this works you will need to examine how we think and why. According to Bruce Lipton, once we believe, our brains release chemicals known as neurotransmitters, which flow through pathways in our brains. These neurotransmitters are responsible for organizing all our thinking, communication and bodily functions.

Our thoughts, emotions, memories, skills, wisdom and creativity are produced with these neurotransmitters. But it’s important to understand that our thinking is not solely a function of our mind. Our body, including our thoughts and subconscious mind also affects our thinking. Weaker thinking can manifest in many different ways, from poor concentration and problem solving to cranky, anxious and angry.

Because our conscious mind doesn’t always control our conscious information processing, sometimes we’re forced to rely on our subconscious mind for support. For instance, if we are solving a problem or developing new skills, we may start by using logic and rational thinking. But as soon as we get caught into our own”logical mystery” we revert to our emotional memory and behaviour patterns. And before we know it we are back at square one, with another problem and possibly another round of frustrated and angry reaction.

Bruce Lipton believes that the way we think about problem solving goes far beyond our intellectual abilities. Instead, he believesour unconscious mind provides the important information that guides and directs our behavior. And although this portion of our mind is far more difficult to influence than reflection and logic, it’s also more resistant to negative manipulation. It follows that we can change undesirable behavior patterns far more easily and effectively than we could with logic and rational thinking alone.

Bruce Lipton recommends using several problem solving techniques along with his classic ones. He says you must be willing to go beyond your comfort zone when solving complex problems, and he recommends using intuition as an extra tool. Intuition comes into play because it helps us connect what we know to our subconscious mind, which in turn helps us make connections into the subconscious mind. Another tool he suggests is to develop an inner filter to remove conscious information and focus all attention on the intuitive part of the brain. Because mindful information tends to restrict our instinctive skills, consciously processing too much information at once may have a serious inhibitory effect.

Bruce Lipton presents several practical actions to help people solve their own issues. These measures are based on his years of clinical practice and research. These steps are especially helpful for people who can’t afford or don’t want to spend money on counselling sessions. In fact, if you feel you want more help with problem solving, Bruce Lipton can often be a terrific source of inspiration and support.

Bruce Lipton’s problem solving techniques go beyond mere tips on the best way best to solve problems. Furthermore, he teaches that there are two parts to a problem; the physical problem and the psychological problem or concern. And he believes both of these parts can be separated because the physical problem is only a symptom of deeper emotional problems. . .so if you ignore the emotional problem, you will not be ignoring the physical one .