Increase your effectiveness with Neuro-training®
In the July-August issue of the magazine MyAdvice – targeted to the financial consultancy sector, Alessia Tanzi has developed a special dossier: Neuro-Training® as a tool and practice for professional growth.
The diversity of each individual can and must also become his/her strength. Neuro-Training®, an Australian complete set of training methods for the nervous system is a way to better face one’s professional and personal challenges. It will help the consultant to enhance mental clarity, the ability to focus on the objectives and to increase the quality of the relationship with his/her clients.
We are already perfect, we just have to “unlearn” what blocks us
We are already perfect for what we want to achieve in life, the challenge is rather which aspects we have “learned” in the face of lived experiences block us in expressing that perfection, those skills and abilities. So the statement “what do I need to learn?” it must be replaced with “what do I already know that I have to unlearn?”.
What can block and undermine our performance as consultants?
Fear, defense and survival cause stress
Thanks to recent scientific discoveries we know a lot about how the brain works under stress. We know for example that it is the left reptilian brain that hosts the stress reaction. But how we behave following the perception of the threat depends on which hemisphere we use. The left will react with the attack. The right with denial (the problem does not exist) or with the escape (time will heal the wounds). In any case, in the presence of stress, the brain no longer works in an integrated, efficient way. The reptilian brain tells the rest of the brain that it is under threat, the dominant hemisphere takes over to produce the reaction and every time this happens the stress reaction becomes stronger and more habitual.
Confusion of the nervous system, low ability to concentrate on priorities
There is a specific brain function, the “Reticular Activation System”, which serves us to establish priorities and to “filter” what is important (therefore to pay attention to) and what is not (I can leave it out). If this function is in some way impoverished, suppressed or in imbalance, it will be difficult for us to establish the real priorities and this could cause mental overload, a confusion that prevents us from focusing on objectives and plans and realizing them clearly. The scientific term that indicates the ability to put one’s attention where we want and keep it even against the temptation of the mind to wander is “cognitive control”. This function is one of the aspects of the executive functions of the brain. It is what we need to achieve our goals.
Conflicts of internal values that lead to stasis
This is a deeper aspect. We can define values as what moves and motivates us with respect to our goals. Since we are human beings and not machines (I specify it because we forget it from time to time), we all need to be motivated by true personal values, to be satisfied. The values can connect to what we do, or in “how” we do it, that is our personal figure regardless of the “what”. However, as we are complex beings, sometimes different and even conflicting values coexist in us, and this often happens on an unconscious level. When it happens, the result is stasis. In practice, trivially if a part of us wants to go in one direction and the other the opposite, probably what it will happen after a more or less short struggle is that we will stop. Firm but also a bit ‘restless, dissatisfied.
“Every person is a different recipe for genetic connections” (Andrew Verity*)
*Author and international speaker, Andrew Verity has been researching and experimenting for more than 40 years the most effective neurological training techniques for maximum personal expression. Expert in personal sciences and highly experienced kinesiologist, Andrew is the creator of Neuro-Training® and founder of the College of Neuro-Training® with offices in Australia, Norway, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, South Africa.