How to rewire your brain | TED Talk

This is a great TED Talk by Marisa Peer about how to rewire your brain. It is clear and to the point, and one of my favorites. I’ve made a summary for you below, but I strongly encourage you to watch the video.

How to rewire your brain

Marisa Peer says:

  • The collaboration between you and your mind is the most important collaboration you will ever get.
  • Your mind is very specific to the words you use. Marisa says that if you haven’t got what you want, it’s because you’re not communicating properly with your mind.
  • To collaborate with your mind, you must tell it what you want, using very specific, detailed, and precise words.
  • Your mind does what it thinks you want it to do. It is hardwired to move you towards pleasure and away from pain.
  • The way you feel comes down to the pictures you create in your head and the words you say to yourself.
  • Link pleasure to getting what you want, and pain to what you don’t want. For example, link pain to staying in bed long after the alarm has gone off, and pleasure to getting up and working out.
  • Your mind loves what is familiar, so to succeed, you need to make what is familiar unfamiliar and what is unfamiliar familiar. Using the same example as above, you can start making the act of staying in bed unfamiliar, and the act of getting up and working out, familiar.

Who is Marisa Peer

Marisa Peer is a British therapist, speaker, and bestselling author known for her work in the field of self-help and personal development.

Marisa has been named Best British Therapist by Men’s Health magazine and has worked with a variety of high-profile clients, including royalty, celebrities, and top athletes.

Marisa has developed her own approach to therapy, called Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT), which combines hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), psychotherapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). She has written several books, including “I Am Enough: Mark Your Mirror and Change Your Life” and “Ultimate Confidence: The Secrets to Feeling Great About Yourself Every Day.”




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