Science / Evidence
Allow me to introduce you to the science and evidence that informs and supports my Mind Coaching practice and training
I have trained with Matt Hudson, learning the Hudson Mind Process – HMP. Matt is the worlds’ first Biofield Engineer and a leading expert in non-verbal communication.
This work uses the most current up to date science, allowing me and my team to interact with Clients in a way that gives them access to information relating to the ‘where’ and ‘how’ they are doing their problems.
Our mind controls everything. How our mind conveys our memories and information back to us dictates how we react.
As an HMP trained practitioner, I observe where and how you are storing this information, the information that is causing you to be seeking help. I am highly trained in non-verbal communication.
When I share with you your non-verbals, this will bring new information into play, which in turn we can then work on to alter and change how or what you are experiencing. I check in with you moment by moment, recalibrating as the changes are happening. You will be learning how your mind works and what has been driving you on a below conscious level all this time.
In 1994 a panel of scientists at the National Institute of Health chose the word “biofield” to describe the field of energy and information that surrounds and interpenetrates the human body. It is composed of both measurable electromagnetic energy and hypothetical subtle energy or chi.
I work with this Biofield, using it directly and also as a monitor to help me observe and calibrate all the below conscious changes.
How is this biofield related to the mind?
The Hudson Mind Theory© (HMT)
The most current up to date science is showing that this biofield is our mind. Memories, experiences, all our life’s ‘happenings’ are stored and interacted with, in this Biofield. This means our minds data bank is the electromagnetic information outside of us. It is what we subconsciously respond to when interacting in life as human beings.
All this information could be simply called ‘learnings’ because it allows us to function in the world and with others around us based on all our previous experiences. Every experience goes into our data bank and this is all called upon when needed.
These learnings are continuously being referred to.
To do this, to allow us to utilise them, they have to come up into our mind so we can receive the information needed to enable us to respond accordingly in that very moment.
For example, to open a door, we have to pull up below conscious previous learnings of opening doors to repeat the task. If we didn’t have this process in place we would have to consciously relearn the whole procedure of opening a door every time we are faced with one.
Within our biofield, there is a specific area called ‘The Screen’, the term coined by Matt Hudson.
This ‘screen’ is located directly in front of us and appears to have the most direct and immediate influence on our actions and behaviours out of all of the biofield. What does having our mind outside of us have to do with our stress response?
Stress is triggered in the system when a threat is perceived. Threats come from the outside. You know the old proverbial sabre tooth tiger example, we SEE a tiger, this information comes in through our eyes as electronic signals, relayed to our visual cortex where it is processed and our system is alerted, triggering the stress response.
This stress response changes our vision, shunts our blood and redistributes energy usage. These important adaptations allow us to respond effectively, fleeing or fighting. This is the sympathetic fight or flight response, our inbuilt survival mechanism.
So how is it that someone can have a stress response when there is no perceived threat, no tiger? This is where our mind demonstrates how we function.
Let’s say a chap has had a bad day at work, a disagreement with his boss. He comes home, leaving work at work and begins to unwind. His wife has had her hair done, comes into the room and for a fleeting second, she looks like his boss… shock, fight or flight moment. But then he recognises it’s his wife and instantly calms! Do you get a sense of this? Have you experienced something similar before?
So what has just happened here?
The moment our ‘chap’s’ wife came in and there was a resemblance to his boss, his mind linked the two together due to the visual similarity. An image of his boss would have been forefront in his mind.
Remember our mind is outside of us, the biofield.
Therefore the image of his boss came up from his data bank onto his screen in front of him, giving a visual of his boss. This all happens on a below conscious level. This information is dealt with in exactly the same way as the tiger we mentioned. Information from the outside has to come inside to the visual cortex to be processed, thus triggering the fight or flight response.
We are firing a fight or flight response in our body from our own thoughts and experiences – HMT. This image of our ‘chap’s’ boss caused his stress response due to the negative emotion that was associated with it.
Any information that comes up on our screen that is linked/stored with a negative emotion triggers an alarm. It’s simply a defence mechanism to keep us safe, which is the primary goal of our primitive brain, survival.
The memories that are linked with an emotion are known as Emotional Memory Images (EMI’s). These emotional memories can be the cause of our problems.
Predominantly it’s the negative emotions linked with a memory that cause the majority of stress-related issues. It is also interesting to note that a happy memory can play continuously too. If we allow ourselves to give it too much energy we continuously then live in our thoughts, fantasies and this can lead on to other problems. Negative or positive, these EMI’s can cause us to stay stuck and can lead to many of the following common conditions.
Memories can be linked with all the range of emotions we experience but it’s the ones that are perceived as a trauma that will often be the root cause of our problems. Trauma is a situation in which we perceived ourselves to be helpless.
This could be an incident in the past that was a threat to our survival, a situation that we didn’t understand or felt helpless in. If these memories have not been processed, understood, resolved (however we could be choosing to word it) by the subconscious mind, then whenever the information is referred to, it will come upon our screen bringing with it the negative emotion, triggering the fight or flight response.
Can you get a sense of how these old memories can trigger the survival mechanism and keep us stuck in a stress response?
If we are consistently living in a fight or flight response, no matter if it’s strong or low level, the physiological mechanisms of blood shunting, energy redistribution, all the natural adaptations designed for survival, stay stuck too. This means we are unable to heal and repair, digestion is impinged, our immune system is impaired. This is when we get sick.
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Using the HMP, we work to change the information that is coming up on the screen. We work to change the emotional link with old experiences removing the perceived threat. When this happens it impacts immediately, changing how the brain responds to the information.
Want to know what happens in more detail when the fight or flight response is triggered?
HPA – Hypothalamic Pituitary Axis – the Physiological Stress response
The stress response that many know so well is a cascade of chemical reactions. Also known as the HPA -Hypothalamic Pituitary Axis. This is the Hypothalamus stimulating the pituitary gland to trigger the adrenal glands, releasing the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone we produce that travels around the body stimulating the organs and other body parts to respond to stress.
The long term effects of cortisol impact on the bodies anti-inflammatory response. Signs and symptoms of stress-induced cortisol dysfunction include bone and muscle breakdown, fatigue, depression, pain, memory impairments, sodium-potassium dysregulation, orthostatic hypotension, and impaired pupillary light reflex.
This link takes you to a government-regulated site that will take you through the HPA Axis in detail. It highlights its role in acute and chronic stress situations.
With all this in mind, how do we turn off or interrupt this pathway?
We need to turn off the external stressor, evade the proverbial tiger. So let’s throw in another dimension. This is all very well when it’s obvious what the problem is, i.e. a tiger, or a car honking its horn directly next to us. As soon as the threat is over we can calm down.
The question really must be, what is triggering the hypothalamus in the first place, especially when someone is experiencing a physiological stress response when looking at a blank wall? (The crudest example of this to give you context is studying cases of PTSD. EEG monitors pick up heightened activity in the visual cortex when subjects are looking at a blank wall).
What does this mean? The brain is seeing something very distinctive when technically it shouldn’t (unless you believe that usually looking at a blank wall will fire off all sorts of visual neurology). Interesting? Curious?
Matt has been able to demonstrate that Emotional Memory Images (EMI) held within the Biofield trigger the amygdala (see image below). The Amygdyla is the part of the brain that is also referred to as the smoke alarm. It’s the trigger to the brain that a threat has been perceived and it is this that starts HPA cascade. This is why people believe the HPA should be the AHPA, because without the amygdyla the hypothalamus is not triggered.
Whilst an Emotional Memory Image remains stuck, the brain is constantly receiving threatening information. The amygyla is being tripped and therefore the body is constantly in the stress response. This means cortisol is being produced, travelling through the body and overtime impacting on the immune system causing it to struggle to recalibrate. This will lead to burnout, mental disorders and physical illness.
The HPA axis is involved in the neurobiology of mood disorders and functional illnesses, including anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, ADHD, major depressive disorder, burnout, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and alcoholism. Antidepressants, which are routinely prescribed for many of these illnesses, serve to regulate HPA axis function – Pariante CM (August 2003). “Depression, stress and the adrenal axis”. Journal of Neuroendocrinology.
Using the HMP, we work to change the information that is coming up on the screen, removing the perceived threat which immediately changes where the information is being distributed. No more triggering the amygdyla and therefore in turn, no fight or flight response, no more risk to mood disorders and functional illnesses. This again highlights how the system is being controlled by an external below conscious stimulus.