The work of Dr. Joe Dispenza, a leading authority on the brain, the mind, the body and consciousness, has been instrumental in providing me with a deeper understanding of how the human brain works and why we find it so difficult break habits in order to create lasting change in our lives. Most importantly, his theory on mental rehearsal gave me a practical and effective way to overcome my life’s circumstances and begin to elicit positive change in my life.
If you are fascinated by the science behind how the brain works and want to know how to use more of your brain to fulfil your potential you will love his first book – Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind. However, if you are looking more for a practical step-by-step manual on how to rewire your brain I would suggest Dr. Joe’s second book, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One.
In his third book, You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter, Dr Joe reveals just how powerful beliefs and perceptions can be when it comes to healing and shares the scientific evidence of amazing healings that have occurred during his workshops. I found this book to be an easy and entertaining read, a must for anyone wishing learn more about why some people heal and others don’t.
In 2015 I attended Dr Joe’s Progressive Workshop and Advanced Workshop and had the opportunity to partake in the scientific testing he was conducting to determine the effects of meditation upon the body and environment. I was fortunate to be selected to have my brain mapped using electroencephalograph (EEG) technology and my heart-brain coherence measured using a heart rate variability (HRV) recording device, before, during and after the workshop.
The results of my brain map helped me understand more about myself and quantified the interplay between my brain and my mind. It revealed that my brain had become more congruent and coherent as a result of participating in the guided meditations lead by Dr. Joe during the workshop, which inspired me to develop a more regular meditation practise.
My heart rate variability assessment verified when I’d successfully shifted my attention away from the mind and into the body during the guided meditations. This helped me to identify what it felt like once I’d attained heart-brain coherence, which allowed me to recognise the effectiveness of a meditation session and refine my meditation practise.