In 2015 I came across a fascinating description of our body’s use of three ‘functional brain regions’… rather than just the one in our head.
If you have stuck energy, negative emotions or want to reach the leading edge of personal transformation for more success, courage, creativity and passion in life… then ‘mBraining’ (or ‘mBIT’ as the technique is known) really could be the ‘missing bit’ that keeps you in a peak state of flow.
Let’s step back a moment…
What is mBraining?
It’s not just your head that has thinking/info processing cells called neurons.
Neurons exist in abundance in both your heart (known as the cardiac brain) and your gut (known as the enteric brain).
In fact, there’s millions of neuron cells around your gut region — equivalent to the size of a cats brain!
If you’ve ever interacted with a cat or small dog, you know how incredibly active their brains are…
…constantly assessing the environment for dangers, opportunities for pleasure and affection, maintaining healthy boundaries, satisfying their curiosity, and so forth.
Since publication of The Second Brain in 1999, neuroscience, psychologists and health practitioners have explored the vital importance of our gut-brain, and then our heart-brain, on all aspects of health and wellbeing.
In a nutshell:
mBraining is about the multiple-brain interaction that spans those three regions in our body: head, heart and gut.
- What your head believes and the ideas it creates.
- What your heart longs for and the compassion and passion it generates.
- What your gut intuition tells you and how you muster the gut-courage to motivate you into empowered action.
Grant Soosalu published his book on mBraining in 2012 in which he identifies the ‘highest expression’ for each of the three brains as follows:
- Creativity for the head brain
- Compassion for the heart brain
- Courage for the gut brain
He also reveals a direct link with ancient wisdom from Earth’s traditions:
“In the 700 year old Soka Gakkai Buddhism teachings there is a mystic truth known as the ‘Buddha state’ or ‘Buddha wisdom’ that acts as a reservoir through which anyone can take control of their lives and fulfill their greatest dreams. According to these ancient spiritual beliefs, this state of wisdom involves a melding of Compassion, Creativity and Courage.” – mBraining, Grant Soosalu & Marvin Oka
Integrate Your Three Brains for Higher Wisdom
The technique that’s emerging out of this incredible synthesis of ancient wisdom, historical insight and cutting-edge neuroscience is called mBIT (multi-Brain Integration Technique).
Benefits of mBIT include:
- How to harness your innate intelligences and generative wisdom through the process of ’mBraining’.
- How to balance the Autonomic Nervous System to quickly relieve physiological stress and improve immunity, vitality and mood.
This is HUGE!
mBIT fits into the grand quest for push-button neuroplasticity by focusing on physiological coherence between your internal systems that impact your emotions, mental capacity, clarity of thought, overall mindfulness and willingness to take action.
Over the past 6 months, I’ve practiced the mBIT techniques while studying towards the mBIT Coach Certification, and will be able to provide mBIT Coaching from late September as an added dimension to the EFT, CBT, and NLP based Coaching that I already provide.
mBIT has been ‘the missing bit’.
Register via www.gavrielshaw.com if you haven’t already and I can then invite you the next time I have free coaching consultation slots available.
The merging of ancient wisdom with modern neuroscience for peak flow-state — exciting times ahead!
Videos on Heart Coherence
Over the last decade, neuroscience has discovered we have complex and functional brains in both our hearts and gut. Called the cardiac and enteric brains, scientific evidence is emerging that these neural networks exhibit adaptive intelligence and wisdom.
Now, scientific knowledge is finally catching up with deep insights from esoteric and spiritual traditions, informing us for thousands of years about these three powerful intelligences.
Using methods from NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), cognitive linguistics and behavioural modeling, informed by latest neuroscientific discoveries, the new field of mBIT (multiple Brain Integration Techniques) has created a powerful system for communicating with and integrating the wisdom and intelligence of our multiple brains.
– excerpt from mBraining: Using Your Multiple Brains To Do Cool Stuff, Grant Soosalu and Marvin Oka, 2012