Mindset [noun]: a set of beliefs or a way of behaving that determines one’s behavior, outlook and mental attitude
I’m sure by now you’ve heard at least some of the buzz around mindset. It’s certainly vying to be a new favorite in the realms of personal growth, human potential and emerging brain science. The term was actually coined by educators back in the 1920’s, a way they would challenge students to open their minds to new concepts and not to be so set on what they think they know. The savvy first users considered mindset
In A Radical Shift we have truly pondered this essential question:
What is the most successful and sustainable way to shift out of old disempowering habits of the mind and create a foundation for new, empowering ones?
This is the question so worth fully exploring, not just because it’s the foundation of what we do and want to achieve at ARS, but because we believe it’s key in creating a more peaceful world. Seriously. The very messy AND awe inspiring world we “see” outside of us reflects the same duality that’s inside of us. We don’t see with our eyes, we see with, and through, our mind’s eye.
Our mind interprets what the eyes see, what the heart feels and what our intuition perceives. So whatever is programmed, from whatever age and experience, in our mind, is how we will perceive and then act on what’s happening around us.
And much of that programming, we aren’t consciously aware of. Talk about a mindset…more like a mindstuck! And, getting unstuck with us humans takes an eclectic and multi-level approach, such as:
- Addressing all 4 human aspects: Mental, Spiritual, Emotional, Physical
- Using experiential work to touch the heart, soul and sub-conscious
- Focus on integrating what’s learned, so the shifts are sustainable
- Deep listening, the most powerful healing “technique” there is
- Hold space for deep connection with others
- Allow the time and practice to make new mind habits
To specifically address the habitudes, we’ve found some mind blowing information that’s coming out of brain science these days. We are most grateful for Neuroplasticity, which refers to the brain’s potential to reorganize by creating new neural pathways to adapt, as it needs. I love the vision of brain maps, with plucky neurons willing to create new paths, roads, even superhighways to new ways of thinking. More than that, new habits. Studies indicate that it takes:
- 7 days of a new thought/action/practice for those neurons begin down a new path
- 21 days to create a superhighway
- 90 days for traveling down that superhighway to become a habit
As exciting as that is, it’s normally not an easy path for us humans, especially without back up connections. And we’ve got your back, whether you are ready to do a deep dive into our Signature Program or start out with our new Shift Your Mindset On Anything Process. Just click here and go to the bottom of page…and by the way, check out our new website/videos along the way!