Burning off Your Learned Distress Permanently
At this point in the research, they started looking at the potential for turning Learned Distress into non-renewable energy. Think of burning a log in a fireplace–once you’ve burned it, you can never use the ashes to produce more heat.
What if you could burn off Learned Distress permanently, so your sensory brain could no longer use it to generate negative situations?
There was an important hurdle, though: your brain’s natural resistance to change. As nerve cells in the brain mature, a myelin sheath forms around them, which creates a physiological wall of resistance to change. And, as your rational brain begins to function around the age of 2 ½, a wall of resistance to change forms around your sense of self. This wall means that you can’t think your way out of your Learned Distress.
Your brain has a good reason for this resistance—it’s protecting your way of surviving, which it customized for you and your surroundings from your sponge-like time early in life. Since your rational brain hadn’t begun to function, your sensory brain didn’t have any way of understanding that it had absorbed this feeling that “there’s something wrong with me,” so it just holds tightly onto what it believes is keeping you alive and well!
To burn off your Learned Distress, your rational, thinking brain has to be out of the way entirely, because the wall of resistance is active when the rational brain is operating. The research first looked at hypnosis and meditation as possible ways to get past this wall, but the rational brain is still available during that time. Sleep is the one time when the rational is shut down entirely, and sleep also has a big bonus—it is when your sense of self recharges. So, all you have to do is tell your brain you want to recharge with your natural well-being, instead of Learned Distress.
That was the next hurdle: how can you give your brain this permission for change when you’re asleep? The Quanta Change applied research designed a recorded Sensory Message to do just that, and they started guiding research subjects through what became the Quanta Change Process.
Research subjects began showing the signs of the same repeating cycle of change I guide my clients through every day. They started saying things like:
- “I’ve done decades of work on myself, but for the first time, I feel better.”
- “I feel an underlying sense of peace I’ve never felt before.”
- “I’ve known that I don’t have to be perfect, but for the first time, I feel good enough just as I am.”
- “I feel like I matter now, and people are treating me differently!”
- “I’ve struggled with getting stuff done, but now I’m accomplishing things so easily.”
The research concluded that as layers of Learned Distress burn off permanently, your natural sense of well-being expands to take the place of the burned off Learned Distress. More and more, well-being becomes the energy your brain uses to generate your life. Just as you’ve never worked hard to have a bad day, the moments that feel truly good to you just begin to happen automatically.
Sound too good to be true? I certainly thought so the first time I heard about it. Now, I’ve had nearly 20 years to see for myself and through my clients’ experiences that it actually does work that way.
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