“95% OF ALL ILLNESS IS CAUSED BY STRESS
AND 100% OF STRESS IS CAUSED BY WRONG BELIEFS”
– DR BRUCE LIPTON, ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP CELLULAR BIOLOGISTS –
You are what you think…
What you put out you receive...
We are all pretty much familiar with these sayings right? Books like 'The Secret' demystifying the Law of Attraction have made us all a little more aware of how we shape our lives.
What you probably don't realise is that we shape our core belief system by the age of 6! Yep, as a Mum this is a very scary thought. We're shaping our kids every day by how we talk and how we react. Our core beliefs are usually passed down the generations as those before us haven't consciously been aware of them enough to change them.
But I'm confident that because we are more aware now of the impact parents have (and the fact you are even reading this) we will be able to shape their beliefs for the better.
Unfortunately most of our core strong beliefs are negative ones; 'I'm not worthy', 'It's not safe to be beautiful', 'I'm unloveable', 'I have to work hard to succeed'… we have so many of these that shape who we are. The difficulty comes from the law of attraction; where we draw to us what we belief and think. We attract, create and reaffirm our beliefs throughout our lives. So how does this relate to stress?
When stressed we send signals to the Amygdala in our brain to produce Cortisol and Adrenaline, the 'Fight or Flight' hormones. Back in cavewomen days this saved us from being eaten (or being clubbed by our partners!).
Nowadays we are living in a chronic stressed state. Our brain doesn't know that we aren't going to be eaten by tigers, the feelings are the same however. The long term effects of stress on our body can be devastating, giving us physical pain leading to disease.
Neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that chronic stress triggers long-term changes in brain structure and function. Their findings might explain why young people who are exposed to chronic stress early in life are prone to mental problems such as anxiety and mood disorders later in life, as well as learning difficulties.