Stages of consciousness.

Normally, when we try to get a product or we are about to enter a situation, we want to be aware of all kinds of details before making any decision. It is the most logical. However, we mostly make quick decisions when it comes to our health. Why? it is because we usually make reactive and prompt decisions when we feel in “trapped” situations. Especially when we are feeling pain. It is when we go into a reactive mode, which is irrational. Reactive thoughts in the person exclude consciousness. In the thought center called the neocortex, blood travels in the lower parts of the brain itself and the circuitry comes into play. This whole scenario is the opposite of being aware.

When the brain is in this reactive state, skill is needed to allow for better awareness and de-energize those circuits. Consciousness, on the other hand, is a tool to lessen the “flight” or “fight” response in different situations. And yes, it is complicated.

It’s hard to get inside your thinking brain and notice that you are in that reactive state of mind. Although it sounds complicated, it is not impossible. With practice, you will eventually understand. Deep awareness is a tool that we can use to live life.

Practices that stimulate changes in the brain can be implemented. Such as:

  1. Consciousness.
  2. Separation.
  3. Reprogramming.

We can define consciousness as being connected to the present. It’s fundamental. And there are 4 perspectives that we must consider. Environmental, emotional, judgment, and patterns.

Environmental awareness is about dedicating your attention to a single sensation. When you change the sensory information in the racing thoughts you are having, try to shift your attention to another sense, such as touch, sight, sound, etc. This way you can buffer the stress hormone. This is what we call “mindfulness.” Fully experience what you are doing right in the moment.

Emotional awareness is considered a bit more difficult. Well, allowing all the emotions to be felt is a great step towards “healing.” You cannot change that which you cannot feel. But, you need to train yourself to tolerate the feeling of vulnerability, which most people hate.

We are used to being defensive in the world. And being vulnerable is generally linked to “human experience” or “mistakes.”

Judgment is an important factor in creating or avoiding mental chaos during life.
In David Burns’s book (Feeling Good) he describes 10 cognitive distortions that are a fundamental part of our education. These include:

  • Tagging yourself or others.
  • Thought “should.” The essence of perfectionism.
  • Focus on the negative.
  • Emotional reasoning.
  • Minimizing the positive.
  • Catastrophe.

These “wrong” thoughts cannot be corrected as they are well ingrained in the brain. Although it is not necessary that you do it, because they are not based on reality. Being aware of the nature of these will allow you to replace them with rational thought patterns.

The essence of cognitive-behavioral therapy. An awareness of these distortions is created and then you train yourself to deal only with the emotions that are created by them. As your reactions to negative thoughts decrease, you can redirect your attention and calm the nervous system on your own terms.

Ingrained thought patterns. These are definitely the most troublesome. A different term to recognize them would be “blind spots.” Recent studies that have been in charge of deepening in neuroscience, have yielded results such as that thoughts, concepts, and ideas adhere to our brain. And they are so real to you that you have to brush your teeth in the morning. We have programmed thanks to our past, every minute and second of this present. Brain development in mammals depends on interactions with the surroundings.

In an investigation carried out with monkeys, it was confirmed that, when they grow and develop isolated and alone from birth, they cannot interact with others and in fact, are a threat to their own offspring.

Studies of people raised in severely deprived homes cannot learn to interact with others or to feel the right emotions. The behavior is irreversible. For we are programmed to survive, but not to prosper.

Your thoughts and beliefs are your own version of reality. This is why people generally engage in aggressive behavior when their belief system is challenged. Although the opposite can also happen, how to become passive. There is a reason why passive-aggressive behavior happens so often.

Either way, the challenges to the central life perspective are disturbing. Ultimately, your belief system is your filter. Through which you interpret your environment and take actions to survive and prosper.

When we suffer, our behavior is not ideal. How could it be if we go through something so difficult and suffer missions? As these reactions have always been there since childhood, we cannot understand them, and neither can we understand the impact they have on the people around us. Having a strong support system is an important part of “chronic pain” recovery, as positive relationships have a calming effect.

Unfortunately, someone who suffers from chronic pain also alienates people who are close to him or her. Only being aware of your own patterns can give you freedom from this cycle. By definition, you won’t be able to see these patterns without extreme observation. Seeing how others see you is a complete challenge.

Understanding and educating your conscience is the first step in reprogramming your brain. Remember that the sequence should be as follows for Stages of consciousness. : Awareness, separation, and reprogramming.

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