Trust a brain expert when I tell you: Whenever journalists give you "brain hacks" or "tricks" in the name of neuroscientists, be sceptical. Your brain isn't silly and cannot be fooled just like that. Not by other brains, nor by a tiny part of itself. Many common methods and coping strategies for stress - and even ideas about what stress actually is - are bollocks. More so the majority of myths being spread about the brain, about perception and body language. You are not going to reach your goals with "brain hacks and tiny tricks". Tricks and all this false front stuff will always be uncovered - you don't fall for that kind of trickery either, do you? I want to show you how to become what you want to be and how to be the way you want to be - and not just pretend. Don't fake it till you make it - Do it till you make it!
Our brain is a context machine which continuously determines an adequate reaction to the situation given. Culturally, we rely on our language based thinking and abstracting cognition - all our educational paths attach greatest value to these abilities. This kind of focusing leads to a neglect of other relevant contextual aspects - it is a necessity when we are trying to focus. This leads to the effect that relevant parts of our response are conducted by partly automated behavioral patterns. And most likely at least some of them didn't keep pace with your personal development. They are relics from a time when you weren't as good as you are today. Our work will contain different kinds of attention. We will work the switches when it counts. This allows you to change your behavior, your effect and halo in the desired way, until the new behavior becomes part of your attitude - and works in your spirit autonomously.
Emotions are mechanisms that evaluate situations and, within split seconds, give a direction for response. They built up circulating along a feedback loop between the brain and the rest of the body. This feedback loop forms tendencies and preferences over time and shapes our physical posture and attitude - our attitude and posture are corresponding tightly. We work with active body perception and give you control over both your perception and your reactions. The new attitude/posture (In German equally "Haltung") works as perception filter and encorporates your values and goals in the most literal sense, allowing you to really be yourself when it counts; to deal with situations in real time without internal friction and without working towards a future burnout. Because recipes and systems categorizing situations in classes never really fit the situation. No catalogue of recipes can ever be as good as you are.
Once you have articulated your goals we choose and try the method working best for you. There is no pre-set scheme and no unilaterally fixed goal - every stronger version of you stands on the ground of things you are already good at and of the way you are good now. Together we will work both on your strengths and the things you perceive as limitations. I want to give you the ability to have unclouded senses and full access to your judgement, values and goals in every situation, however demanding it may be. This claim includes that I myself get involved with you individually so we can find out what the right way is for you and for us. What do you today think is impossible to reach? What would you wish you had been at the end of your days?
No, our brain does not use just ten percent of its potential. You are using 100 percent of your screen potential right now, even though (or more: because) not all its pixels are activated (and the whole screen white). No, there is no brain hemisphere for logical and mathematical thinking, nor is there a creative hemisphere for music and colour and "somehow anything artsy." With a few exceptions (mostly language), the brain is very symmetrical and both hemispheres basically work the same way. No, brains are not either male or female. Even though in adult brains, processes are massively influenced by hormones, and even though during adolescence the brain is shaped under the influence of hormones, at least 100 different functional areas of the brain are shaped either male or female individually in mother's womb, depending her momentary hormone levels. Not one human has a solely male or solely female brain. No, not even Chuck Norris!
No, there are no uncreative people. But there are people who have internalized suppressing their creativity so deeply, that this suppression works on a preconscious level. But these automated blocks can manually be eased and you can learn to actively control it. No, talent is not everything. The modernity epoch is the era of the individual. Our media help solidify the myth of "the one, big talent" that everybody has. The truth is: Talent just makes it easier to learn things in their particular field. People who are extremely good at something without exception invested a lot of work in it. Yes, mathematics is en extremely creative process. Mathematical proofs and modelling are highly complex processes demanding great amounts of wit and cunning - and have no similarities with the dull process of "calculating" you remember from school. No, for improvisation and ready wit you do not need imaginativeness, certainly not a hereditary one. Professional improvisers are paying attention to the right things, are alert, sensitive and rely on their ability to handle the unexpected without preparing content in advance. The things that let you admire improvisers can be taught and practiced.
No, you cannot just always put a pencil between your teeth to make yourself happy by activating your grin muscles. Your brain will simply detach happiness from the activity of these muscles if the two start appearing independently. No, you cannot simply stand in gorilla power pose for five minutes to automatically impress your fellow humans afterwards. You cannot simply fool yourself like that, no matter how handy this came in. No, there is no standardized alphabet of dominance signals you can simply learn. Dominance and status behaviour are complex and dynamic between humans. Those who fake signals in order to achieve a certain effect (which they apparently can't seem to cause in a different way) make a fool of themselves. Just think of the aggressive and artificial hadshake of the 45th president of the USA.
No, people are not born as leaders. Successfully leading humans is based on earned trust and an attitude manifesting in a thousand tiny moments every single day. Leadership is a skill that requires good and regular practice. In the top league, nobody can afford relying on talent alone. No, you cannot control creative processes without inhibiting them. Neither pressure nor reward work. No, brain storming does not work. No, a corporate culture can not be proclaimed, managed or demanded. There is only one thing you can do: Live by it. No, courage is not an individual attribute. Courageous behaviour results from real, effective support a human experiences from their social environment. No, you will not increase productivity with a chakka! - motivational speaker. You increase it by stopping to prevent your employees from making presents for the company. No, you cannot fake autonomy, the experience of competence, or participation. People see through this very quickly and leave - if they can, completely. If not, internally.