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Science proves how your brain can be rewired through neural plasticity

2 Neuroscience Breakthroughs Lead to Neural Plasticity

Are you hopeful about creating your goals, dreams and desires? If you answered yes than read on for neuroscience breakthroughs to achieving lasting success.

How the Brain Works

According to Nobel Prize-winner neuroscientist Eric Kandel advances in research are leading to a completely new understanding of how the brain works. In addition to the discovery that emotions play an executive role in decision making, the term neural plasticity resulted from the finding that the brain changes itself. There are two primary discoveries that have reversed previously held viewpoints on how the brain works. These breakthroughs are tremendously important to the future treatment of psychological and physical health. Prior to this shift in scientific thinking, even as late as the year 2000, these outdated viewpoints were the basis for most psychological and medical approaches to brain functioning.


In the past it was believed that brain cells did not have the capacity to rejuvenate. Any brain cells lost in the 60s were thought to be lost for good. The discovery of neurogenesis however reveals new brains cells are being born well into your 70s. Obviously, neurogenesis has significant implications for new approaches related to brain and emotional wellbeing such as Alzheimers and dementia.

Rewire Your Brain

Previously it was believed that the functions that make up brain structures cannot change. Thus the wiring of your brain was thought to be permanent or hardwired. The neuroscience breakthrough that you can in fact rewire your brain means new neural pathways can be created to form new habits of thinking, feeling and acting. Neural plasticity studies with individuals dealing with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, memory and lifestyle habits have been bringing much needed hope and empowerment.

Coaching and Counseling

Hilary Stokes Ph.D. and Kim Ward Ph.D. have been a team for 20 years, specializing in mind, body, spirit psychology. They are the authors of the bestselling books The Happy Map: Your roadmap to the habit of happiness and Manifesting Mindset: The 6-step formula for attracting your goals and dreams and founders of Authenticity Associates Coaching and Counseling. They are passionate about combining the best of holistic and traditional approaches to health and happiness. If you are interested in learning the answers to the most frequently asked questions on how to decrease stress and increase happiness sign up for their free video series.

About the Authors

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Hilary Stokes Phd

Dr. Hilary Stokes is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in San Diego, California. Dr. Hilary received her PhD in psychology with a specialty in transpersonal psychology from San Diego University for Integrative Studies, a master’s degree in social work from San Diego State University and a master’s degree in Sport Psychology from San Jose State University. In addition to her ….

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Kim Ward Phd

Dr. Kim Ward received her PhD in psychology with a specialty in transpersonal psychology from San Diego University for Integrative Studies. She also holds a master’s degree in transpersonal psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California. Dr. Kim is a certified trauma-informed coach and life coach in private practice in San Diego, California. In…

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