How You Talk To Yourself And Others Physically Changes Your Brain

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“What you say silently and out loud to yourself, and others, has a physiological effect on your brain structure and density. You grow new neural pathways on the left side or the right side of the prefrontal cortex according to research. Positively or negatively.

According to various researchers, Doldge, Merzenich and others, plus research conducted at UCLA by Schwartz and Gladding, what you say and how you say it dramatically affects you, your behaviors and the results you can get while physically reshaping your brain.

Research demonstrates that negative thinking, your thoughts, images and words, negatively grow more neurons (neural pathways) in the front right part of the brain known as the right prefrontal cortex. Negative thinking closes one off to discovering opportunity.

What You See – Imagine – Is What You Get – Replace the Negative

People who think negatively literally close off possibilities, ideas, opportunities and slow down brain processing speeds. The brain slows down because it has to deal with fight, flight or freeze instead of focusing on advantages and solutions. It is a literal drag.

Negative thinking has a physical and operational effect on the brain. Whereas, people who think positively reshape and stimulate their brain on the left prefrontal cortex making it more likely they will notice advantages, solutions and opportunity. Beneficial results!

People who think positive tend to make better choices. When you think and talk positively to yourself you wire in the neural pathways that positively alters the structure of your  brain. This causes you to look at life more positively, feel better and increases your options.

What You Say – Declare – Is What You Get – Replace The Negative

When you look at life optimistically, feel good and have more possibilities you tend to be happier and more successful. Remember, thoughts lead to feelings, feelings lead to actions, actions lead to habits and habits lead to results. You create neural pathways.

Either you create neural pathways that support you and become successful habits through inspired right action or you lay down less than glorious neural pathways that tend to slow you down and keep you stuck. It is your choice. Which you will do more of? Your choice!

If you want things in your life to change you must change how you think. Taking control of your mind means you stop old habits and begin new positive ones. You steer your mind to do what you want it to do. You train it to think how you want it to think. You are master.

What You Feel Is What You Get – Replace Negative With Positive

Withdraw energy from the negative and put it into the positive. If you stop supporting negative habits AND you encourage and support new positive habits you can make the changes you desire. It is a conditioning process. Persist all the way through and you’ll do it.

You will bring about the changes if you keep going until you get here. Don’t quit because it might be tough at times. Push on through. It is far easier than most people think it is prior to trying it out. Dive in. Change your thinking and change your life! The process is simple!

It won’t change if you don’t. It will change if YOU do! Begin with gratitude. Find things you appreciate about yourself, others and the world. Count your blessings often throughout each day. Delight in it all.  A new world can and open up to you when you take charge.

Always Believe Something Wonderful Is About To Happen – It Will

Fill your mind with positivity. Read and listen to inspired materials. Stay focused. Speak only to bless, heal and prosper yourself and others. Keep the stories of your life that you speak about to others positive. Do this and soon you will discover your life improving.

Keep reading these posts to find out what you can do to make a real difference in the results you are getting. Share them with others. Find positive like minded people to hang with. Support each other. Enjoy, delight and celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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8 thoughts on “How You Talk To Yourself And Others Physically Changes Your Brain”

    1. I know right! I was teaching these concepts, growing neural pathways, changing the structure of the brain, and much more in the early 80’s, in my workshops and training programs. At that time I used the available research, our own conclusions from practice and training etc., and ancient to nearly modern texts etc. We met with a lot of resistance in those days. Much of the field of accelerated learning and whole brain learning had similar discoveries and conclusions.

      Now all these years later, as is frequently the case, science is catching up. Verifying and helping to further educate. Something, though, about old hippie wisdom, right? All the best Danny! Thanks for commenting.


  1. Great post really enjoyed it. I am totally aligned to this post, totally agree what we think we create. It is interesting about Neural pathways. Being positive I believe is our real truth. But over time and wear and tear we have lost capacity to be good, that it is easier to be negative and it fits in with what the rest of the world is doing.

    I believe in being good, doing good and see beauty in everything, cause then you are not stuck in the quick sand of negativity which keeps you down all the time.

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  2. Thanks for commenting. I really appreciate it. And yes, there is negativity and that is why we must learn a system for staying positive and feeling our best. We must take control and be and stay in charge. It gets easier to do and it doesn’t mean we will never be challenged or face obstacles. We will and we do and how we go through them is how we go through them. Everything IS a blessing and a lesson if we stay open to finding these. Thanks again! all the best

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