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  • Blueprint For Changes – An Introductory Video with Kim and Wendy

    Blueprint For Changes – An Introduction with Kim and Wendy

    Dr. Kim Potter is a pioneer in the fields of human and animal behavior. His groundbreaking international research has paved the way for Blueprints for Changes, a science-backed program that rewires the human system to generate lasting, positive, powerful change. See How Blueprint for Changes can help you.

    Posted by Blueprint For Changes on Sunday, July 1, 2018
     
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  • The Truth Concerning Childhood Trauma

    It may not be a surprise that individuals that have experienced childhood traumas generally have more difficult lives….

    Posted by Blueprint For Changes on Saturday, August 12, 2017
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  • Chunking, Memory and Music

    Chunking, Memory and Music The term chunking originates from a paper written in 1956 by George A. Miller, The Magical…

    Posted by Blueprint For Changes on Saturday, August 12, 2017
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  • Epigenetics and You

     

    Epigenetics and You While traditional genetics describe how the DNA sequences in our genes are passed from one…

    Posted by Blueprint For Changes on Thursday, August 24, 2017
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    Why New Year’s Resolutions DON’T Rock!

    why New Year's Resolutions don't work

    Why New Years Resolutions Don’t Work

    Have you been bombarded in your Facebook newsfeed lately with ads of products promising to FINALLY change that one thing about you or your life that bothered you all of last year? In fact it bothered you the year before that and ….. the year before that? So you made a New Year’s Resolution for 2017. The Statistic Brain Research Institute recently published the Top 10 New Years Resolutions Statistics for 2016. Have you made one or more of these resolutions for 2017 (or any other year)?
    Top 10 New Years Resolutions

    Top 10 New Years Resolutions

    According to Clinical Director of The Vitality Project, Dr. Kevin McLaughlin, the number one health concern people have entering the New Year is weight-loss. No surprise right? Many many people want to change the appearance of their bodies or improve their health and well-being on some level. Just out of curiosity, today I Googled the term “how to keep a New Year’s Resolution.” In half a second I got 43 million results. That’s right – 43 MILLION articles. It seems that every year we make promises to ourselves in the form of a “resolution” yet we are never able to reach our end goal. We fizzle out after a couple of weeks into January – which brings us to where we are right now.

    Visualization, Meditation, and Willpower

    Perhaps you’ve heard of the amazing potential of visualization, meditation, or even how you can reach your goals by sheer willpower alone. We all have that one friend or colleague who we think, “She is the most determined person I have ever met! Whatever she puts her mind to do, she accomplishes!” It’s not that methods like visualization or meditation or attending the latest “can-do” seminar don’t help. They can work – yet what nobody tells you is that they have somewhat limited potential. Additionally, any of these methods require consistent effort over time to provide you with the results you want, you really really want! (yay Spice Girls!) When your life or schedule gets busy, the kids get sick, you go on vacation or you need to meet a new deadline at work, that’s when the rubber hits the road. Or not. Here’s one thing we know for sure about history: it repeats itself. How can you best know how to predict (your) future behavior? You got it – by examining (your) past behavior. Were you able to lose the weight, make more money or find your dream life partner last year? How about the year before? Or the year before that?

    It’s not YOU!

    Here’s the good news: you don’t have a character deficit, a personality flaw or an inherent lack of discipline or willpower. You’re not a bad person who can’t reach your goals therefore you should stop trying.

    Real Change Happens on a Subconscious Level

    To help you understand how to access the subconscious mind where all real and lasting change takes place, let me demonstrate with this simple analogy. Let’s say you only speak, write, and understand the English language and Chinese is completely foreign to you. For this example then, the conscious part of your brain understands English and the subconscious part of your brain understands Chinese. When you want to lose weight, get a different job/change your career path or find the love of your life, the first thing you do is make a plan for how to achieve your goal. For argument’s sake let’s say you decide you are going to use your willpower and dedication like never before! When you speak to yourself in English about how you will achieve your goal, you are accessing only the conscious part of your brain. However, if you are going to engage your brain to help you in a way you’ve never used it before, you need to access your subconscious mind. Therefore, you need to speak Chinese. Yet you don’t know Chinese! How are you supposed to access your subconscious mind if you can’t speak Chinese? Blueprint for Changes is your Chinese.

    How Can a “Blueprint” Help me Achieve my Goals for 2018?

    We’re not saying that the Blueprint for Changes program doesn’t require any effort. When you first receive your Blueprint, you have to press a button to make a sound file play. Then in 2 or 3 days you click a different sound file to play non-stop, 24 hours a day. After that you have to ……. well, ahhh, hmmmm, let’s see…. oh yes, there’s ONE more thing you have to do. Do nothing. You read that right. The title of Dr. Kim Potter’s latest book is, “The Secret to Change: Altering Brain Chemistry By Doing Nothing.” That’s a tough pill to swallow right? How in the world can you attain permanent change, fix this thing about yourself or your life that has been bothering you for years, by doing NOTHING??!! We know it sounds too good to be true. And, we understand how you might be skeptical. At Blueprint for Changes, one of our toughest challenges has been explaining to people like you the brute simplicity of our program. Chances are to this point in your life, anything you have accomplished that has been of importance or significance took great effort on your part. Now we come along and tell you that with much less effort, you can attain much more. To learn more about whether our blueprints can help you achieve your goals for 2016, check out our website and please, email us with your questions. In the upcoming weeks we will be addressing how Blueprint for Changes can help you conquer pesky addictions, anxiety, depression and help you have the most amazing friendships and relationships in your life.
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    How Epigenetics Affects Your Behavioral Blueprint (And What You Can Do About it)

    Part 1 in a Series on Epigenetics and Behavioural Epigenetics

    Is it possible that we can “genetically” inherit behaviors from our parents or grandparents? What I am referring to here doesn’t include “learned behaviors” that are passed down socially from observing or being exposed to your parents’ behavior. I mean to say that at a cellular level, our parents can pass on to us the potential for certain tendencies, behaviours, and even the effects of trauma. Recent scientific research conducted at the University of Zurich, Switzerland indicates that the negative effects of trauma on a particular generation can be passed down to offspring (referred to as transgenerational trauma) through the process of epigenetics. Although the exact biological mechanism whereby this process occurs is not yet clear, what we do know is that it does occur.

    What is epigenetics?

    Passing Down Potential Through the Generations

    What Exactly is Epigenetics?

    In simplified terms, epigenetics is the study of biological mechanisms that can switch genes on and off. For example, certain circumstances in life can cause genes to be silenced or expressed over time. In other words, genes can be turned off (becoming dormant) or turned on (becoming active). The study of Epigenetics began in the early 1950s with the separation of the fields of study of developmental biology and genetics. The first stage of significant epigenetics research suggested that DNA methylation could have strong effects on gene expression, and that changes in DNA methylation might therefore explain the switching on and off of genes during development. In a nutshell, methylation alters how genes function.

    Since that time the meaning of epigenetics has changed drastically from “molecular mechanisms underlying regulation of gene expression” to “a cell-specific programming that can be transferred to daughter cells.” Neurobiologist and Clinical Psychologist Michael Meaney performed a set of experiments demonstrating that the offspring of mothers who received low levels of maternal care and grooming were predisposed to anxiety compared to those whose mothers received high levels of care. In Meaney’s experiments, it was determined that the anxious or depressed phenotype rooted in the trauma of the mother’s lives was passed on to their children. This doesn’t mean that the actual expression of anxiety or depression was passed on to the children but rather, the “potential” to exhibit anxiety or depression. This would occur if an experience that interacted with the genes presented itself at some point in the children’s lifetimes. Specifically, in order for an epigenetic trait to be transferred from mother to child it needs an experience (in research this is generally referred to as “environment”).

    For the purpose of this article, what we need to keep in mind is that there is research supporting the transference and heritability for the “potential” to experience trauma and negative behaviors. People will respond to certain experiences as an individual, depending on the specific sensitivity of that person, which is determined through biological development in the womb and the actual birth process.

    Behavioral Epigenetics

    Hopefully by this point you have a basic understanding of epigenetics. Behavioral epigenetics is the field of study examining the role of expression of genes in shaping our human behavior, cognition, personality, and mental health. The developing field of behavioral epigenetics continues to strive to answer the question, “Can certain experiences such as drug abuse or other severe stresses set off epigenetic changes to the DNA inside the neurons of a person’s brain?” In the Discover magazine article “Grandma’s Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Brain,” Dan Hurley provides examples of instances where traumatic experiences in our recent ancestors’ past could have left molecular scars adhering to our DNA including: generations of Jews who had great-grandparents chased from their homes in Russia; young African immigrants whose parents survived horrific massacres; and more commonly today, adults (of every ethnicity) who grew up with alcoholic or abusive parents.

    You Have Genetically Inherited Some of Your Parents Negative Behaviors. NOW WHAT?

    If you understand that the potential for negative effects of trauma can be inherited from your parents, who in turn may have inherited these effects from their parents, the next thing you may want to ask is, “How can I make changes to these potential inherited behaviours? Is epigenetics reversible?”

    Predicted genome and epigenetic treatments for the future solely emphasize research and development into epigenetic medications. Not only is this treatment not yet available, like all pharmaceuticals, it is highly likely (i.e. almost guaranteed) that there will be side effects to these ‘precise pharmaceuticals.’ Would you be afraid that a designer drug developed to address behavioral epigenetics could possibly wipe away the positive inherited behaviors that you expressed as well? Through the Blueprint for Changes program we have found a way to stimulate and reprogram epigenetics without the side effects that pharmacological treatments may supply via the modification of the activity of multiple genes.

    How Blueprint for Changes Differs from Many Therapies

    This is how most therapies that address negative behaviors and emotional or mental health issues work: if we are feeling sad or depressed the goal is to make us happy. If we are feeling anxious, the goal is to calm us down. However, being happy is not the problem; the problem is being sad. Being calm is not the problem; the problem is being anxious. In traditional therapy or counseling the root problem does not get addressed because of no fault of their own, therapists do not know how to access the root of the problem. In therapy, if a patient or client is asked how sad they are, the individual falls into the chemical stimulation of that emotion and it can take hours or days to get them far removed from this stimulation. By addressing problems or challenges at a conscious level we can only be pulled in one direction – into the emotion. What works more effectively long-term is to access what underlies the genetic stimulation created by epigenetics. Blueprint for Changes is precision engineering – stimulating the underlying factor rather than the emotional realm that is typically experienced.

    At Blueprint for Changes our focus is on helping people make positive changes to the behavior(s) they choose to identify and improving overall mental and emotional health. Seventeen years of research conducted by Dr. Kim Potter contributed to the development of Blueprint for Changes. This research has its’ roots in epigenetics; first with animals and then with applications to humans.

    Research With Endangered Species in Thailand

    Research With Endangered Species in Thailand

    The human genome (our complete set of genetic information) has long been referred to as the “blueprint of life.” It is our goal to keep the blueprint intact yet alter only the potential negative inherited behaviours or effects of trauma. It would be impossible for us to cover how the Blueprint for Changes program addresses epigenetics and behavioral epigenetics in one blog post – so check back for more on this topic!

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  • Vitamins = Heavy Metals

    Part of the daily diet in Asia

    Posted by Blueprint For Changes on Monday, January 29, 2018
    Quite a statement! Yes, I agree but is there any truth to this? I’m going to share an experience and let you decide for yourself. Back in the late 1990s I managed a facility that housed and reproduced Psittacines [Parrots]. Many of the birds that where housed here where suffering from malnutrition. This seemed to out of balance relative to the quality and expense put into the construction of housing. The flooring was ceramic tile and valleyed to aid with water/waste run of while cleaning. These areas where pressured washed 6 days a week. The flights where large with all metal surfaces galvanized to human standards. The drinking water was delivered by stainless steel nipples. These birds learned to press a valve to start a water flow. The water was continually circulated with a U V cleaning system. Each of these buildings where up to 200 feet long with flights that where inside and outside. So, the birds were able to go The first thing that was put in place was a very varied fresh diet. Inclusive of fruits, vegetable, nuts, sprouted seed and dry seed. The food was mixed in a cement mixer with a plastic bowl simply because of the volume that was prepared each day. A vitamin and mineral supplement was added daily. It was not long before eggs where being laid. I would artificially incubate all the eggs laid. This is simply because it cuts down the risk of a virus getting into the nursery and it does increase production. I would use a process called candeling to monitor the eggs. Infertile eggs would be removed from the incubators once confirmed. Fertile eggs would be monitored during this process until hatching. When eggs are laid they leave the females body at her body temperature. They quickly drop in temperature. This starts a process in the egg. As the fluids cool they shrink in mass slightly. This shrinking draws air into the egg creating an air sac in the larger end of the egg. The larger end simply because the pores in the shell are larger here. You candle the egg with a cool light and with this you can observe many things especially with a trained eye. Normally within 3 to 5 days a fertile egg can be observed. I started to observe something I had not seen/noticed before in some of the eggs while candeling. The air sack in the egg left a very consistent ring around the larger end of the egg. The eggs have 2 membranes. We will reference them as inner and outer membranes. The outer is attached to the egg shell and has a rubber like texture to it. The inner membrane which contains the fluid contents of the egg, sits inside with a slight attachment to the outer membrane. Where the air has been drawn into the air sack there is a separation between these 2 membranes and can be clearly identified in the egg. I observed a slight line of discoloration right around this ring where the 2 membranes where still attached. This was so slight that I did not really pay any attention other than observing it the first time. That lack of interest did not last very long. I observed that when this discoloration was observed in fertile eggs. The embryo would die at around day 10. At this time, this unusual trait had my full attention but what was it? The challenge I ran into was that nobody else could see what I was pointing out to them. In every case the embryo would die with very similar characteristics. My first thought was that I was dealing with a virus, bacterial or fungal infection. Nothing could be cultured or identified as such. So, the search began! I was using a well system for all water needs for the facility. Even though the water was filtered and cycled through a UV system I suspected that water could be the source. That ended with nothing found. The food was next in line. Changing sources and manufacturers. Again, nothing was accomplished for I was still experiencing the same problem. Next was to stop the mineral supplements. Again, nothing changed. Last resort was to stop the vitamin supplements. This time there was a change. It stopped! I could not see the same patterns in the eggs and the resulting death of the early embryo death stopped. So, what was it? Was it really the vitamins? Surely not. I left the vitamins out of the diet for a short period of time. Then to confirm that the vitamins had something to do with it. I started supplementing again. Sure, enough the problem returned, but why. At about this time a lab we were using made a surprising discovery. They found Zinc in the eggs that demonstrated the slight discoloration. So, the vitamins caused a detox of zinc from the females that was deposited in their eggs. The circle of slight discoloration I believe was a format of oxidization caused by free radicals reacting to the zinc. The birds where often observed honing their beaks on the galvanized wire. But why the vitamins and not the balanced diet. I think I just said it there! In the early 2000s I found myself in Asia running a similar type of facility. Really nice construction for the birds housing. The soil in this area was extremely salty. Water from nearby ponds where used for cleaning of the flights. With a high salt content this had rapidly destroyed all the metal construction in early endeavors. So, with the more recent construction a very heavy galvanizing had been used and lead had been added to the mix. This treatment was so heavy that the normally flexible chain link wire was rigid. You could break off pieces of the galvanizing with your fingers. I asked to see any x-rays that had been taken from this group of birds. What was clear that there where particles of metal in their gizzards. These particles where being utilized like grit to break down food in the digestive track. You can surely guess what I was thinking. The production levels where extremely low and I thought I might have a good idea to why! I was mistaken as I saw no signs of heavy metals being passed onto the eggs. Sure, I upped the nutrition, hygiene and general management but I did not use any format of vitamins in their diet. These experiences have left me with a lot of thought and questioning over the years. I myself have been challenged with being Asperger’s. I of course benefit from the positive side of this journey. I just wonder how this was created? blueprintforchanges.com
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    ANXIETY: Your Life on the A-List

    What are some natural treatments for anxiety?

    Natural Treatments for Anxiety

    I Feel Anxious or Stressed Out. Is That Considered “Anxiety?”

    Under typical life circumstances, anxiety can be a normal reaction to stressors in your environment. In today’s society however, anxiety is often excessive, cannot be controlled, and negatively impacts day-to-day living. The reason why we need to talk about it openly is because collectively, anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health challenges experienced by individuals in both Canada and the United States today.

    Prevalence of Anxiety in North America

    Prevalence refers to the proportion of a population who have (or had) a specific characteristic in a given time period. Data collected by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) indicated that in a recent 12 month period 18.1% of American adults suffered from some form of anxiety disorder. These disorders include but are not limited to: post-traumatic stress disorder; obsessive-compulsive disorder; and specific phobias. In Canada, the 12-month prevalence for “any anxiety disorder” is just over 12%. The Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada estimates that one in four Canadians will experience at least one anxiety disorder in their lifetimes. What you may find alarming (I sure did) is that the average age of onset of an anxiety disorder in the U.S. is 11 years of age.

    Consequences of Intermittent or Sustained Anxiety

    The impact on quality of life for individuals suffering with anxiety can be quite profound. If you experience a moderate to high level of anxiety intermittently (from “time to time”), the ill effects can be as detrimental as those who live with moderate to high levels of anxiety for long periods of time (defined as a year or more). There is no foundation for anxiety. In other words, there is no place in nature where there is a function or an advantage to anxiety. Anxiety is man-made, constructed and contributed to by our North American lifestyles. If you have ever experienced an anxiety disorder you know what the consequences are; major disruptions to your life in the form of damaged relationships, ineffectiveness at work, and/or impaired physical health. However, not everybody who experiences anxiety makes the connection between these deleterious effects and the anxiety itself.

    Natural Treatments for Anxiety

    Research on mental health epidemiology indicates that mental health challenges and disorders affect tens of millions of people each year, yet only about half of the people affected receive treatment. One source states that rates of anxiety have not shown improvement in the last 3 decades! It would appear that individuals across North America are searching for real and long-lasting treatments for their anxiety and many would prefer that their treatment be as non-invasive as possible. Some of the common natural remedies for anxiety include: meditation and relaxation therapies; yoga and other forms of exercise; hypnotherapy; herbal and vitamin supplementation; or dietary changes.

    Although individual results may vary, some of these more natural treatments can be helpful for the short-term and therein lays the problem. These treatments are short-term fixes that you have to continually engage in, in order to experience results. Additionally, some of these natural treatments for anxiety address the physical symptoms but not the emotional effects. For example, yoga may help decrease that “heart racing” feeling and shortness of breath, yet within a short period of time your mind starts to recreate the physical symptoms leaving you searching for another remedy. An important thing to remember when searching for how you can overcome anxiety is this: don’t use methods designed to relieve physical symptoms expecting them to work for the emotional and mental components of anxiety.

    At Blueprint for Changes we believe that all types of anxiety are a form of avoidance. Even taking medication for the treatment of anxiety is a form of avoidance because the underlying root cause(s) of the anxiety is not being addressed. Through our Symbol programs, the underlying structures of the behaviorism (anxiety) are stimulated and thus resistance is decreased. Over time this decrease in resistance eliminates anxiety and its’ negative effects. In the development phase of our Symbol programs we recognized the relevance and prevalence of anxiety in the general population. So much so in fact, that 5 out of 14 of our Symbol programs address some form of anxiety whether it be circumstantial or chronic (amongst other things).

    To start real and long-lasting changes to your experience of anxiety, read how Blueprint for Changes can help you by clicking here. In the meantime if you have any questions that you can’t find an answer for on our FAQ Page, feel free to contact us at @info@blueprintforchanges.com.

    Change Yourself. Change Your World.

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    DELIRIOUSLY DETACHED: Adjusting the Disconnect Within and Outside Ourselves

    What are some natural treatments for anxiety?

    Natural Treatments for Anxiety

    I Feel Anxious or Stressed Out. Is That Considered “Anxiety?”

    Under typical life circumstances, anxiety can be a normal reaction to stressors in your environment. In today’s society however, anxiety is often excessive, cannot be controlled, and negatively impacts day-to-day living. The reason why we need to talk about it openly is because collectively, anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health challenges experienced by individuals in both Canada and the United States today.

    Prevalence of Anxiety in North America

    Prevalence refers to the proportion of a population who have (or had) a specific characteristic in a given time period. Data collected by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) indicated that in a recent 12 month period 18.1% of American adults suffered from some form of anxiety disorder. These disorders include but are not limited to: post-traumatic stress disorder; obsessive-compulsive disorder; and specific phobias. In Canada, the 12-month prevalence for “any anxiety disorder” is just over 12%. The Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada estimates that one in four Canadians will experience at least one anxiety disorder in their lifetimes. What you may find alarming (I sure did) is that the average age of onset of an anxiety disorder in the U.S. is 11 years of age.

    Consequences of Intermittent or Sustained Anxiety

    The impact on quality of life for individuals suffering with anxiety can be quite profound. If you experience a moderate to high level of anxiety intermittently (from “time to time”), the ill effects can be as detrimental as those who live with moderate to high levels of anxiety for long periods of time (defined as a year or more). There is no foundation for anxiety. In other words, there is no place in nature where there is a function or an advantage to anxiety. Anxiety is man-made, constructed and contributed to by our North American lifestyles. If you have ever experienced an anxiety disorder you know what the consequences are; major disruptions to your life in the form of damaged relationships, ineffectiveness at work, and/or impaired physical health. However, not everybody who experiences anxiety makes the connection between these deleterious effects and the anxiety itself.

    Natural Treatments for Anxiety

    Research on mental health epidemiology indicates that mental health challenges and disorders affect tens of millions of people each year, yet only about half of the people affected receive treatment. One source states that rates of anxiety have not shown improvement in the last 3 decades! It would appear that individuals across North America are searching for real and long-lasting treatments for their anxiety and many would prefer that their treatment be as non-invasive as possible. Some of the common natural remedies for anxiety include: meditation and relaxation therapies; yoga and other forms of exercise; hypnotherapy; herbal and vitamin supplementation; or dietary changes.

    Although individual results may vary, some of these more natural treatments can be helpful for the short-term and therein lays the problem. These treatments are short-term fixes that you have to continually engage in, in order to experience results. Additionally, some of these natural treatments for anxiety address the physical symptoms but not the emotional effects. For example, yoga may help decrease that “heart racing” feeling and shortness of breath, yet within a short period of time your mind starts to recreate the physical symptoms leaving you searching for another remedy. An important thing to remember when searching for how you can overcome anxiety is this: don’t use methods designed to relieve physical symptoms expecting them to work for the emotional and mental components of anxiety.

    At Blueprint for Changes we believe that all types of anxiety are a form of avoidance. Even taking medication for the treatment of anxiety is a form of avoidance because the underlying root cause(s) of the anxiety is not being addressed. Through our Symbol programs, the underlying structures of the behaviorism (anxiety) are stimulated and thus resistance is decreased. Over time this decrease in resistance eliminates anxiety and its’ negative effects. In the development phase of our Symbol programs we recognized the relevance and prevalence of anxiety in the general population. So much so in fact, that 5 out of 14 of our Symbol programs address some form of anxiety whether it be circumstantial or chronic (amongst other things).

    To start real and long-lasting changes to your experience of anxiety, read how Blueprint for Changes can help you by clicking here. In the meantime if you have any questions that you can’t find an answer for on our FAQ Page, feel free to contact us at @info@blueprintforchanges.com.

    Change Yourself. Change Your World.

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    Why the “Law of Attraction” Doesn’t Work for 99% of People

     

    Making the Law of Attraction Work for You

    If you’ve been even remotely conscious for the last 19 years you’ve no doubt heard about the book, The Secret. You may have even watched the movie, attended a seminar or purchased the sequel, The Power – all written by Rhonda Byrne. One of the reasons this book was so popular is because there is such a deep desire and need in our society for personal and professional change. If you live in a Capitalist society it makes this desire for improvement even more prominent. Do more. Get more. Be more. If you read the book, practiced the teachings and applied them to your life – you probably expected there to be a difference, a change or some kind of improvement to your finances, relationships, or health and wellness. Were you disappointed to find that the long-lasting changes you were hoping for didn’t transpire? Fear not because you are amongst the majority of people who did not and will not ever achieve positive results based on the “law of attraction.“ Since so many of us think that what we can rationalize, reason, or think about is how we govern our behavior (and ultimately our lives), it is important to note the difference between the subconscious and the conscious parts of our brain. The conscious part of our brains is where we gather information. The subconscious is what is referred to as the “executor” – think of it as the root or source place of decision-making. It’s also the place where our programming is located. Where we find our programming is the only place where we can truly affect behavior – in the subconscious. To remember the difference between the subconscious and the conscious, envision this: the conscious part of our brain gathers information and the subconscious part of our brain makes the decisions. Knowing now the difference between the conscious and the subconscious, does it make sense that if we want to experience long-lasting change in our lives, that we would attempt to achieve results by accessing and focusing on the “information-gathering” part of our brains only? In order to create and experience the changes we want in our lives, we have to be able to tap into the decision-maker – our subconscious. John Assaraf, one of the top keynote speakers and featured experts in the hit movie, The Secret explains the reason why 99% of people will never achieve positive results based on the law of attraction. As John states on his website, it is…. “because they think positively, but they have unconscious beliefs, habits and possibly values that are not in line with each other.” At Blueprint for Changes we take this one step further and direct your attention to what happens in the subconscious, emotional part of your brain and how that affects your behavior to engage in long-lasting change. Or not. Most programs designed for personal growth and development teach us how to become passionate about our dreams, set goals, and provide us with methods for reaching our goals. These methods are delivered without accessing the part of our brains where real change takes place. The Blueprint for Changes program takes the most direct route to change in your life by consistently accessing the structures in the subconscious that need to be stimulated to create alternate, more desirable behaviours (change!). The reason why the law of attraction doesn’t work for the majority (99%) of the people who practice the principles of this law is because in and of itself, it is incomplete. No amount of thinking, engaging in repetition of “words”, or writing down your goals and/or dreams will bring you real and long-lasting results and improvements in your life (changes). Chances are you already know this because you have experimented with these methods in the past. I know I have and any changes or improvements I experienced were temporary at best. Then I moved on to the next best thing because I was (and still am) so interested in self-improvement and success in life. Basically I wanted results. In order to receive different results from our actions we need to take a new approach and discontinue doing what we’ve always done thinking that this time the outcome will be different (however we rationalize it in our minds). In the weeks and months to come we will be posting regular articles that will provide you with more insights into the Blueprint for Changes program; who it can help and how you can experience the best benefits from it. If you have questions about this blog post or the Blueprint for Changes program feel free to email us at info@blueprintforchanges.com.

    Change Yourself. Change Your World. 

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