You have possibly heard the term neuroscience coaching and wondered what that may be. Put simply, neuroscience is the study of the brain and the nervous system and how these systems function physiologically to transform sensory stimuli into output, actions and/or reactions. Coaching is another transformative process of guiding and enabling change within a coachee for positive outcomes. Coupling these two provides a deep impact emphasis of self-awareness about how one’s brain is wired to process information, learn and create habits while simultaneously using that awareness to dismantle self-limiting beliefs, doubts, anxieties, narrow perspectives and biases. This enables a new road map to be created that will form positive habits, thoughts, perspectives and actions. Thus, neuroscience-based coaching can redirect your brain to minimize (and eventually negate) the pathways that block your potential by forming fresh and productive ones that override it — thereby creating lasting, beneficial impact. 2020 will go down in history as being one of the toughest years we have faced, a major pattern break (to borrow NLP terminology) from our routines and expectations of life. As we have started to pick up the pieces, embrace new normality and possibly position ourselves for doing and being better, here are seven ways in which adding neuroscience-based coaching into your annual resolution could be the edge you need to stand out from others.
Your Brain Is Unique, So Are You
When we pitch ourselves for that next job, next role or new opportunity, we are often asked what makes us different or what makes us stand out from others. In other words, your unique value proposition. In all the years I have interviewed candidates, not one of them has answered that it is their brain. But guess what, it is true. Your brain makes you a unique individual. Yes, physiologically we all have the same brain components, but functionally, we are as different and unique as our thumbprints. Neuroscience coaching can help you understand exactly how unique your brain is. Given that your brain controls your decisions, how you react and your sensory outputs — to name a few — why would you not want to find levers that can be used to develop your brain to its full fitness and potential?
Innovate Quicker Than Before
Here is a quick myth that needs busting: You do not need to be labeled “creative” or “visionary” to innovate. No matter what your label or color code from the numerous assessments available out there, you can innovate if you optimize the way your brain functions. With neuroscience-based coaching, one of the aims is to be able to develop a person’s capacity to think and process information bilaterally as much as possible. That means you would be coached to enable you to respond to the stimuli from the environment using the left and right hemispheres simultaneously or as quickly as possible.
Most of us are relatively dominant with one hemisphere, which we immediately process stimuli with. And there is nothing wrong with that. It may just be inefficient and lose us precious time. Becoming more balanced in our processing of information presents the opportunity to create solutions and generate ideas quicker.
Decrease Your Risk for Human Error
If you could easily locate your own blind spots, would you try to correct them? Most likely you would because it means that you are increasing your scopes and perspectives, and therefore you’re making a more informed decision, especially when you are otherwise under extreme stress or fatigued. As a result, you end up coping with stress better over time.
Cultivate a Positive Attitude That Stands the Test of Time
It is a simple formula — a positive attitude results in consistently more positive outcomes. That is because the brain creates associations with both positive and negative stimuli. If your brain habitually creates optimistic associations with stimuli, it increases your resiliency to negative states of chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Knowing how to incrementally nurture positive associations regardless of the situation at hand means you are well equipped to tackle that constructively, potentially with more pleasing outcomes than expected.
Goals Knowing Your Intelligence Preferences, and Feel More Fulfilled
The concept of multiple intelligences put forward by psychologist Howard Gardner in 1983 and revised over the years, underscores the idea that we have inherent abilities that are more natural and preferred, and it should not be limited to the widely accepted intelligence quotient (IQ) as the standard measure of how smart one is.
If you remove the idea that an IQ is just one part of many layers of your intelligence makeup, you will likely view the world differently and approach it differently too. Understanding where your intelligence preferences lie could be the key that unlocks where your effort should be placed to see tangible differences in your levels of happiness, enthusiasm and love for what you want to achieve.
Revitalize Your Life Force & Body Vitality by Feeding Your Brain Optimally
If your body is your temple, your brain is your life force. Sometimes it is easy to forget that your brain needs to be “fed” to function properly. There are different elements involved, that include sleep, nutrition, exercise and thinking challenges. By understanding current vitality or lifestyle habits, one can consider ways to remedy issues to allow your brain to do what it does best: function like the well-oiled machine it was meant to be.
Gain Authenticity Due to Deeper Self-awareness
A deeper understanding of your unique and preferred way to think, behave and act can help you identify gaps for growth and development. That level of self-awareness encourages authenticity in all that you do, which can lead to the path of recognizing your purpose based on your values. That will elevate and give you the edge that sets you apart from others.
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