Why it is important to Focus
on your Emotional Relationship
Neurons that fire together wire together. Mental states become neural traits. Day after day, your mind is building your brain. This is what scientists call experience-dependent neuroplasticity.” Rick Hanson, who is a practicing psychologist focusing on the areas of inner peace and well-being, stated this. Bottom line, what you have continually thought and done, you will continually be thinking and doing.
Knowing this to be true, then your emotional relationship with food has been established over time. Think back to where you built your emotional relationship with food. Was food used as a reward as a child? Was it used as a form of showing nurturing or inflicting shame? Was food considered something that would run out? How you thought about food in the past affects your relationship with food in the present moment. Neuroplasticity is a gift and a curse. When you can Focus on what is the neuro programing you have already wired without judging the pathway, you then become aware you have a choice. If the pathway is positively serving your well-being, then choose to reinforce it. If the pathway has food connected to lack, shame, or other negative emotions, then you can have a choice to be FREE of this pathway. I can choose to start to program a positive healthy relationship.