We can go three weeks without food, three days without water, three minutes without oxygen—but we can’t even go for three seconds without thinking. What about my thoughts of anxiety, depression or envy? Dr Leaf confirms that those thoughts are NOT signs of a defective brain, however, we can change our experience by doing a brain detox. Dr Leaf grew up in South Africa and God gave her a passion for understanding how the brain works in order to assist thousands who were devastated by a horrible genocide. Our tragic experiences do NOT need to be validated by a medical label of clinical, irreversible depression. Our Mental capacity to change our thinking, brain and health is clinically proven. Our past awful experience is NOT our identity, or a life sentence. Tragedy needs to be addressed with strategy.
To proactively create new brain structures enables us to change patterns of worry or anxiety into helpful signals to THINK differently about a situation, to FEEL empowered to issue executive orders that direct our feelings, and CHOOSE to be in control of what our brains file for future reference. Taking the time to examine our hearts and minds is to employ wisdom. Our brain has an immense filing cabinet of old news, which can be replaced with the GOOD NEWS. God says “Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.” Proverbs 29:11 Dr Christine Leaf, a brain surgeon teaches the “Multiple Perspective Advantage” or MPA which allows a person to observe self without judgement. MPA is part of a TOOL KIT one can access for free. God created you with the capacity to THINK, FEEL, and CHOOSE goodness all the days of your life. The “Neurocyle” APP has several BRAIN HACKS to immediately CHANGE your mood, as your biological body responds with positive health changes.
Words are important. The thoughts we store as painful memories may cause us to respond defensively even when we are not under attack, or threatened. Repressed thoughts cause us to react with fear and anxiety. God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a powerful spirit to overcome. “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7 By pausing, taking the time to THINK before we speak is wisdom from God. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” We CHOOSE to justify our words and behaviors which may eventually become what God uses to condemn us. “As you think, so shall it be” The reality is, that we will all be judged for every word we speak. By faith, and through His power in us, we can discipline and redirect our thoughts and automatically speak blessings, not curses upon people. Our Father tells us to capture every thought. “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 This Scripture strongly commands us to take our thoughts by force and make them obey God’s Word. AMEN ❤️ Dr Leaf is a Christian brain surgeon. Her FREE APP was clinically engineered to enable people to uproot thoughts that do not reflect who we are in Christ. In 63 days, a process to deconstruct toxic thoughts and reconstruct LIFE changing patterns of thought renews our mind. “Put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.” Col 3:10
“Have you ever felt anger, jealousy, envy, discouraged, unfocused, tightness in the chest or neck, or just overwhelmed? Admitting it and facing it, we heal our thinking about ourselves and CONFIDENCE grows. Thoughts are measurable and occupy mental “real estate.” Do we exhibit a pattern of always looking for what is wrong with this scene? Or do we focus on finding the silver lining in the how it could be better? Our thoughts influence every decision, word, action and physical reaction we make. Ask yourself “How do I show up in this world? What do I have to contribute that nobody can? CHOOSE to EXAMINE heart and mind, proceed without JUDGEMENT. Take deep breaths: FACE IT and FIX brain chemistry in regards to: Anger, Worry, Depression, Anxiety, Jealousy, Envy, Competition. The FIX is in the AUTOPSY of our THINKING, FEELING and CHOOSING. BE healthy and CHOOSE —-not to be in competition with others. AFFIRM yourself – “Hey I can do something to ADD to what they are doing, that nobody else can do. I have a contribution to make that ADDS to what is missing. I choose to ENHANCE and BUILD others up with sincere compliments!” CONGRATULATIONS you just HEALED the toxic tree of ENVY. THINK, FEEL, and CHOOSE to think “What is my depression telling me? What is good about this warning?”
We have the FREEDOM to rebel against our old nature, and it’s toxic ways of thinking and reacting in life. We CAN create new positive chemical pathways to stream into our brains that will CHANGE our lives and improve our relationships. Our deeply ingrained patterns of thoughts and behaviors affect not only our moods, but our health. Current brain science lines up with Scripture, and as we choose to get out of denial, we are willing to do the work necessary to break the chains of toxic, habitual thinking and reacting. Letting go of the way we have always thought and behaved allows the Holy Spirit the opportunity to work more deeply and effectively in us. Our mind CAN truly be renewed, as toxic thoughts and emotions are swept away. We can literally choose to “switch on” our mind of Christ as we invite the Holy Spirit to assist us in a spring cleaning, with a revolutionary MIND SWEEP of all our old natures way of thinking and reacting to life. We get to trash all those broken records, and get new ones!
TOXIC thinking and Emotions: • Anger, Jealous, Envy, Unforgiveness, bitterness, easily irritated, extended moods of feeling justified in our bad mood, resentments • Toxic anger, false accusations, blaming childhood, avoiding friends. • Toxic Choices to stretch the truth or avoid confrontations • Toxic violent Dreams • Toxic Faith is to wait on God and do nothing to change • Toxic Love is to put others before ourselves • Toxic Seriousness, life without laughing at ourselves • Toxic Health is to be in constant worry of COVID or developing symptoms • Toxic Schedules, not being able to say no. —- Each of these toxic thinking patterns transmit a poisonous amount of stress into your body. Stress is an extreme strain inside every system that regulates life. Our natural toxic inclination is to think and react in our ways. GOD gave us the FREEDOM to choose and we CAN switch on our brains, renew our minds, and heal. Ask and you shall receive. WE LEARN BY REPETITION, the Bible repeats itself for a reason. Love Mysteries?
ANXIETY is simply a HABIT of WORRY. Break it by saying 54321 “Jesus loves me, and I am ok”. Listen to MEL who took Zoloft for 20 years to control anxiety. Mel NOW simply uses the NASA trick your brain technique. 54321 “I’m excited….to learn new stuff as I surrender the contents of my brain to the Holy Spirit and allow myself to be transformed by the renewing of my mind!
The 5 daily Steps of Neurocyle were designed to TRAIN our BRAIN. 1) GATHER thoughts around a toxic thought or emotion 2) THINK about it, face it, and say I can change this. 3) FEEL how your body is responding with tension as you withhold a due compliment 4) CHOOSE to be thankful for what your headache, tummy upset, envy, sleeplessness is drawing you to look at. CHOOSE to exchange jealousy into an opportunity to speak a word of encouragement to someone for their gift. FORTIFY yourself and say to self “I also have a unique gift to contribute. I know how to do something that nobody else can. My gift from God and way of thinking is one of a kind. Build a new tree of possibility in your brain. As we respond differently than we always have, we clear out toxic trees and plant new ones in our brain.
Our thoughts direct our brain to respond with a neuroplasticity, a physical, visible brain change for the benefit of all who we come into contact with. Our mental and physical health biologically improves as we think of things in a positive new light. “Having a messy mind is something we all experience. It isn’t something to be ashamed of. As a brain surgeon, researcher, this is my profession. I still have to clean up my mind daily—neurocycling is a lifestyle! The events of life aren’t going anywhere; people make a lot of decisions every day that affect us all, suffering is inevitable. I believe that although circumstances can’t be controlled, we can control our reactions in every situation.” Dr Caroline Leaf ❤️
Without ever touching the PLAYBACK button, your brain will feed your mind cloudy, muddy thoughts based on OBSOLETE information collected. Neuro Cycle Research has been going on for over 30 years. NEWS FLASH: The mind is NOT the brain. The mind uses the information stored in the brain. Collected thoughts stored in filing cabinets in the brain are the end product of our mind. The mind speaks through the mouth, that which has been stored in the heart. The heart is impacted by every thought we hear, speak and store. Dr Caroline Leaf developed a FREE APP to enable people struggling with memory loss, hearing loss, heart issues, digestive issues, depression, anxiety – to make POSITIVE CHANGES without drugs or years of counseling. “But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them.” Matthew 15:18
The APP and her book “Who Switched Off my Brain?” guides the participant through a day to day process that has been scientifically engineered to DETOX the brain of any toxic events, memories which will manifest themselves as various negative biological symptoms. Neurocycling is a lifestyle, it does not end in 63 days! As a participant to the “NEUROCYCLE” APP or BOOK to DETOX your BRAIN, over time you will release any unconscious thought that damages you physically or mentally. Journal the day you start with your current symptoms. Brain fog, memory loss, hearing loss, hypertension, kidney, liver, digestive issues, depression, anger, anxiety. Starting Aug 31 – Cycle Complete by Nov 1st! What a Thanksgiving GIFT!
The participant simply taps on the APP and takes a 20 minute session for 21 days which is repeated three times to affect positive changes. We retrain our brain consciously to pay attention to our subconscious thoughts which are all stored in brain grooves. Think of a 33 record full of tiny grooves, Through the process we learn how the brain works. The GOOD NEWS is that we CAN alter our physical health and negative behaviors, by changing our thoughts consciously. The NEUROCYCLE causes us to go deeper. We look at our behaviors, to get insight into our thoughts, which reveal insights into the emotions of the thought, which leads us to our current perspective. It is BRAIN SURGERY without the knife or blood.
Whatever we think about, scientifically, in our brains, is seen as a thought tree and it GROWS. The BRANCHES = our thoughts which mingle with stored memories and show up as our behaviors.
LEAVES = emotional thought, triggers memories that blow through our minds. Our Emotions intertwine with behaviors. TRUNK = our current perspective which shows up in our attitudes, behaviors and emotions. (stoic, bending, strong, subject to wind, rain, and scorching truths)
ROOTS = The roots represent the origin story which is all underground. The roots are the drive behind my perspective, attitudes, emotions and behaviors. Equipped with the knowledge, I can change my attitude, my heart, and thoughts. God said “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6 Our Father also instructed “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 I am committed to walking in DIVINE HEALTH and being all GOD created me to be. DAY ONE August 31, 2022 A Brainiac Heart
Neuroplasticity is the medical term that describes the process of brain change. For better or for worse – our mindful thoughts are wed to our brain. Like a marriage covenant, they work to sharpen us. “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 — God tells us that it takes two and as we have come to KNOW – the Brain is physical and it is married to the Mind thoughtful. One does NOT get refined, or better without the other being trimmed. The MIND never ceases to think, feel and choose. Within 3 seconds, massive amounts of information comes in and produces thoughts, emotional ties and choices that shape our thought tree, our perceptions. Thoughts stream in — even when we are a silent observer. These streaming thoughts come up from our roots and embolden our current perceptions. New thoughts cause structural growth on the brain tree. They branch out, form new leaves, or emotions which are all fed up through the trunk of our perception base. Is there a stubborn thought that keeps rehearsing in your mind? Uprooting, and tilling the soil allows for NEW brain grooves of growth. Other known science promotes ROUTINE checks, as well as the critical IMPORTANCE placed on our MORNING ROUTINE. Do you scroll through headline news the first thing in the morning? That is the WORST way of starting your day. Instead of a NEGATIVE BLAST of damaging information, CHOOSE wisely to fill your mind with positive affirmations by reading out loud scriptures with your name in them. Give yourself a HIGH FIVE while looking in the mirror and say 54321 “I am excited about what the Holy Spirit is going to reveal to me today!” Begin each day with a deliberate stream of TRUTH. Read your Bible, then click into your Neurocyle APP.
Take an honest inventory of your thought life. Do you hold onto resentments? Do you continually recite all the negative experiences of your life? Dr. Leaf’s book “Who Switched Off my Brain?” is a powerful weapon against self-destruction. Choosing to be dedicated to a 63 day cycle of retraining your brain will be LIFE changing. Dr Leaf leads your to admire their thought trees, examine them, honor all emotions, never discounting any tragedy, then travel deep into stored memory roots, uproot, and replant new LIFE changing thoughts. Participants will uproot buried thoughts of the past that hinder living an abundant life. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have LIFE, and have it to the full.” John 10:10 —Participants are warned on day one to NOT RUSH the process. Give yourself the matched grace of God – Speaking the WORD EXCITEMENT adds the chemical flow of adrenaline, say “I am excited to uncover what is holding me back from my full potential!” WHAT IS THOUGHT? By participating we will certainly NOT perish for lack of knowledge about the brain! STEP ONE 1) GATHER AWARENESS of your dominate toxic thought. Fear, Envy, Anxiety, Anger, Unworthy, Stuck. 2) REFLECT and ANALYZE. Examine current behaviors: Tantrums, Mood Swings, Snappy over any little thing? Do I regularly deny what I am really feeling and just say through a mask “I am fine.” 3) WRITE IN A JOURNAL anything that comes to mind. Pour your brain onto a page and be confident that this process is activating neurotransmitters in your brain – CLARITY will EMERGE as we see a glimpse of the root cause. Maintain great HOPE in your obedience to “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in faith’ test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you?” 2 Corinthians 13:5 — Take His comfort and KNOW that we are never alone. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 We will not discover the mystery today. The unconscious reveals more as we take it one day at a time.
JOURNAL DAILY by using a repetitive pattern that will reveal progress by day 21. ( See hand drawn illustration above ) DRAW A CIRCLE in the middle of the page and write the TOXIC thought inside. Draw 4 lines like spokes in a wheel out from the middle and write the sub-categories BEHAVIORS and EMOTIONS and PERSPECTIVE and ROOT ORIGIN STORY. Daily journaling and writing in our MetaClogs comforts us while we proceed as we can see PROGRESS and that the process is WORKING. Writing our emotions down reduces their intensity. This is a mental autopsy exercise that will prove beneficial. Think of NEUROCYCLE as going to the GYM daily in your home – to exercise your brain. To form a life changing habit can be exhausting, but in 21 days brain muscles will build. We no longer hide or run from toxic emotions or thoughts, we boldly face them. REMEMBER the only way OUT is THROUGH.
The Brain Detox takes 63-days. On day three we learn the DAILY PRACTICE of the 10 SECOND PAUSE: It requires us to stop, think, feel, choose. This brief pause improves our AWARENESS and our ability to SELF REGULATE and CONTROL our EMOTIONS.
- Take a deep breath IN for 3 seconds and SAY “THINK and FEEL”
- Breath out and elongate the word “CHOOOSE” take about 7 seconds
- Choosing His thoughts, His ways over ours is what creates a new groove in our brains and after 63 days of practicing the 10 second pause as we are listening and responding, we DELIGHT in our obedience to EXAMINE our ways and begin to experience NEW LIFE in CHRIST.
The participant with a GOAL of feeling more vibrant, alive and happy will be motivated by their personal reason to begin the cycle. JOURNAL your progress and say out loud 54321 “I’m so EXCITED to see the POSITIVE changes in my mood, mind, and physical body!” Be Who God Created
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Mahatma Gandhi – Do the brain surgery so that you can BE A LIGHT and LIVE ABUNDANTLY! May my personal progress comments give your courage. Be transparent with yourself and seek to clean out the cupboards of your brain.