Your brain has an optimism bias, by the nature of your evolution.
You have a biological, genetic bias in your brain that moves you toward an UpSpiral.
The longer you live in an UpSpiral, the more you stay there and move up, instead of DownSpiraling. Learning to be constant in the higher states of an UpSpiral, you build your UpSpiral energy until you reach a tipping point, where you have trained your brain to cooperate with the optimistic bias, rather than to block it and to create some kind of disease or dread or stagnation in your life.
Yes, you can undo the optimistic bias of the genetics of your brain. You have the power to rewire your positively inclined brain to stagnate, be pessimistically biased, and as a result, the higher forms of structural unfolding in your brain, that are higher forms of creative reasoning and problem-solving, don’t unfold.
If you DownSpiral enough you become depressed. We have a national epidemic of DownSpiraling people.
Can we tell people to dream and to vision? Most certainly. But these dreams and visions come from a process of learning to live in an UpSpiral, of learning and using strengths, and learning to live in a state of flow that affects the nature of what we image.
NeuroPositive™ is our trademark process aimed at the growth and strengthening of the neuropathways in your brain that enable you to be in an UpSpiral more of the time.
NeuroPositive™ is about growing a more positively biased, more hopeful, more creative, alive-to-life brain.
It is about the creation of higher and higher levels of aliveness and optimal performance.
It is about aliveness and health.
The NeuroPositive™ Method creates an UpSpiral, and it is in this UpSpiral that you are healthier, more creative, more likely to use your strengths, and better able to creatively know and assess your options.
One of the 7 steps of this method is goal-setting, what we call the “FuturePac.”
The issue that underlies the formation of goals is meaning-making. How do we make meaning? What are the constructs of meaning-making that provide a sense of personal significance. These “meanings” are different at different times in our lives, so a knowledge of developmental issues is important.
There are stages in life with different kinds of meaning attached to them, related to getting one’s needs met, having relationships, a sense of personal power and self, and finally transcendence of some sort or another that represents the attempt to encounter “oneness.”
As important as stages of development are, what’s perhaps even more important are the transitions between them. People who are solidly established in a stage of their development of meaning are not likely to seek coaching. At least they are not as likely as someone whose life is blowing up and whose sense of meaning is disintegrating because they are in a transition between the stages of making sense of their life and their world.
We need to know how people are making meaning before we believe that their goals are real representations of something that will give them any kind of lasting value, if they, in fact, don’t just fizzle and are ever accomplished.
We especially need to know if a person is going through a life transition that is causing them to question meaning in their lives before we agree to assist them in attempting to put great effort into pursuing goals that will be fleeting, in either accomplishing them or in feeling any sense of fulfillment in having done so.
The UpSpiral is the thriving, flourishing movement of your psychic energy used most efficiently.
It is your brain’s best anti-toxin. It creates integration and wholeness, and it links more and more neurons for the unfolding of higher structures of reasoning and problem-solving, leading to the creation of meaning, personal significance, and a set of goals which translate it all into action and manifestation.
NeuroPositive™ is the heliotropic, growth-seeking, life-seeking, creative, unfolding evolution of personal life.