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A change of mind changes everything: Part 2 | 010

By: Liz Cunningham
7th November 2017

Gavin Kellar’s analogy for the Brain

Behaviour of Reptilian Lizard Brain (Marufd)

  • Mindless
  • Automatic
  • Reactive
  • Uncontrolled
  • Fast
  • Dirty

Limbic Brain is represented by an Elephant in this analogy (RuRu) and it’s purpose is to feel like it belongs and is loved.  Community creatures who communicate, are about relationship.

  • Recognise
  • Understand
  • Regulate
  • Use our emotions for growth

Emotions are like children, they are the inner part of ourselves.  They are like little children who tug at our skirt until they throw a tantrum.  Then we have to pay attention. So when we recognise and acknowledge the emotions then we can tuck the trunk away and let’s us access the rest of our brain.

Pre-frontal cortex part of the brain is the CEO called TOPWIFE representing the characteristics that are available to us when we have all the parts of our brain online.

  • Time Management
  • Organisation
  • Prioritisation
  • Working Memory
  • Impulse Control
  • Flexibility
  • Empathy

If we pay attention to the actions we can see what part of the brian we’re operating from.

What is the point of view I’m currently holding.  What is the thought, feeling I am experience.

Intention – what do I want my intention to be?  How do I want to show up?

Secret of Change is to use your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new. 

HeartMaths – Inner Ease Technique

Living our best life or being our best self to show up.

(Knowledge + Skills ) x Attitude (lizard / elephant / CEO) to the power of TEAMWORK (or not)

Point of View = my knowledge + my skills

Viewing Point = our knowledge + our skills x our attitude to the power of teamwork

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You can listen to Liz’s previous podcast on Nothing can be changed until it is faced. Click here. If you would like to know more about Liz Cunningham you can find that in her EQ Expert bio here. 

Part 1 of this series can be found here.

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