In this Expert Insight Interview, James Andrew Beck discusses the origins and principles behind his Neuroplastic Mental Rewiring Theory. In order to overcome PTSD and anxiety from childhood trauma, James Andrew Beck developed and tested the Neuroplastic Mental Rewiring Theory in a year-long nationwide experiment. During this process, James gave everything away and decided to go through the 50 states, serving at least one person in each state.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- How serving others puts us at the highest level of human connection
- Why the consumer culture spoils our relationship with ourselves and each other
- The fact that using your body is necessary when it comes to rewiring your intuitive mind
Service and Human Connection
When you are in a stressful situation and choose to serve people, it wires your mind to the people you choose to serve. This puts you at the highest level of human connection and understanding, releases dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, and opens your neural pathways for higher learning.
Serving others turns you into your best self, which is why every religious text tells us as human beings to do this. Instead of working his way up to service, James decided to start there and “backward engineer” the rest, and everything fell into place for him.
Material Possessions and Consumer Culture
We live in a consumer culture, so somebody giving away all of their possessions can be somewhat difficult to relate to. Our culture seems to be all about getting more all the time, so the idea of giving everything away would be pretty traumatic for most people.
But, according to James Beck, that is precisely the point. It is about facing your fears until you are no longer afraid. Like many other people, he used to be very addicted to controlling his world through money, material possessions, and other things he had built up throughout his life. However, it becomes easier to let go when you realize that you’ve been climbing the wrong mountain your whole life.
Connection Between the Physical and the Subconscious
The one thing that people don’t realize is what brings something from your subconscious mind to your conscious mind, from your parietal lobe to your executive function, is using your motor skills and your neuronal system.
A neuronal impulse coming from your brain through your spinal cord to your muscles is necessary, whether it is moving your lips, your arms, or whatever. Doing this puts you in your executive function, and living in a state of service rewires your limbic brain and intuition, so you get more of a connection to how you’re supposed to be.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.