Does that old pattern, belief, or behavior really serve you? What is the one thing that every person in the world fears, and that we need to overcome in order to achieve our highest self? Why is self-forgiveness so important?
In this podcast episode, I speak with Adele Spraggon about behavioral change and how you can overcome almost any obstacle with the right brain pattern.
Meet Adele Spraggon
Adele Spraggon is an award-winning author, as well as an international speaker and trainer. As a behavioral change expert, she explores topics that illustrate the potential of the human brain and its ability to make optimal choices that reduce conflict and achieve goals in all areas of life.
“It’s all in your head,” she says, and that’s a good thing because with the right brain pattern most any problem can be overcome.
In This Podcast
- From childhood into adulthood
- What is a pattern?
- Work on your patterns
From childhood into adulthood
From the moment you are born your brain is piecing together patterns really quickly, rapid-fire, trying to make sense of the world out there and trying to provide you with a set of actions, behaviors, and beliefs that you can now run on. (Adele Spraggon)
Most of the other animals on the planet are born with their patterns already ingrained in them: they are born knowing how to walk, build and protect and can learn to fly and hunt with some encouragement from their predecessors, but with human beings it is different.
We are born with a slate that is 99% blank and on that we inscribe all our patterns from a young age, without realizing, and run on those same functions well into our adult years, reacting sometimes the same way to situations as we would have when we were a child because we are still running the same pattern.
Patterns that got created when we were very little before we had the age of awareness, now continue to run the show into adulthood and even though we are not aware of the originating incident … we are still running on those same patterns. (Adele Spraggon)
The reasons why we get stuck and why we sometimes struggle with choosing the optimum situations and choices for ourselves is simply because we have not been taught how to upgrade them and shift the patterns in our minds – they are malleable, and we can change them.
What is a pattern?
Your brain has no access to the outside world, it can not see, smell, hear or taste and perceive the world in so many ways as you can. All that the brain has to understand the world outside of it is through neuropathways and electrical channels that are created from the stimulus it receives from you.
Your brain is running on and decoding the world with the information it has from all your past experiences and beliefs and therefore provides you with its best guess. Sometimes this guess is not the best, but because we may be unaware, we perceive the problem to be outside of us when instead the problem is that the pattern we have created in our brain is not a healthy or educated pattern, and so we perceive the world or other people in ways that might not be entirely true.
We are perceiving things through the lens of our patterns, and when those patterns are skewed or underdeveloped or rooted in trauma, we perceive our world as a difficult, scary, frustrating, and anxiety-inducing place.
If you are stuck it is simply because your patterning in the brain needs to be upgraded. Once you upgrade that pattern, you are going to take new actions, you are going to behave differently and you are going to believe differently because that’s what a pattern is: a behavior, an action, or a belief that gets triggered by a neural pathway. (Adele Spraggon)
Work on your patterns
1 – Know what a pattern is.
- A physical sensation
- An emotion
- A thought
2 – Ask yourself not about how to get there, but why am I not there today? What are you doing now and what are your beliefs? Are they perhaps limiting what you think you can accomplish?
It is important to distinguish yourself from your patterns. You are not your habits and your patterns, you are the person you can direct your energy from what you do subconsciously towards want you want to do intentionally.
This is the top of the iceberg. The tip of the iceberg shows your patterns, beliefs, and behaviors and under the water with the rest of the iceberg lies your history and past experiences that have created those patterns, beliefs, and behaviors.
3 – Ask yourself: what am I feeling? Where am I feeling it in the body? What is the one thought that is going through my mind?
Now we are starting to identify the pattern that is actually causing the behavior rather than dealing with the behavior, we gotta get down under the water. (Adele Spraggon)
Does that old behavior serve you?
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Meet Melissa Vogel
Melissa Vogel is an energetic keynote speaker, business owner, certified personal trainer, certified group fitness instructor, 1st degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a mother of three, and a podcaster.
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Melissa has contributed to numerous publications and has been featured in the Trail Blazer Magazine, and published in the April 2020 edition of Health Magazine. Her approach incorporates personal experience, energy, humor, and charisma.
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