You’ve probably been on a team — at work, or even at home with your family: most of us have experienced teamwork. And you’ve probably seen problems within the team, where the teamwork could have been better — perhaps a lot better. Sometimes individuals on the team just don’t do their jobs well, and the team suffers. Or, maybe everyone is trying to a good work, but the team is plagued by confusion, poor management, or personality conflicts, and you know how frustrated the whole team is when that happens.
When some team members aren’t performing well, they can be replaced or worked around while the other members fill in the gap. But when all members are trying to do their jobs, and don’t know exactly what their jobs should be, are getting conflicting instructions, or are having difficulty coordinating with other team members, the team will malfunction even with the best of efforts by the individuals on the team. The problem — and the solution — is communication: management may not be communicating well to the team, or the team members are not communicating to work out their differences and hand off tasks smoothly to other portions of the team. If communication is failing, or the wrong things are being communicated, the team cannot function effectively.
Many books have been written on improving team dynamics. Here are some suggestions from the Nonprofit Leadership Center: take the time to say thank you, spark curiosity and creativity, listen fully and completely, ask questions, be generous with compliments. All of these are forms of communication; not just messaging, but conveying good messages. Other sources suggest role clarification, breaking down barriers, paying attention to details, getting good feedback — these are also examples of communication. Successful teams require excellent messaging among all the members, not just top down.
When you consider your brain, the word “teamwork” probably doesn’t come to mind. But it is very descriptive of how your brain operates. Your brain has many components which must work together as a team. In some diseases, such as direct brain trauma, some components fail to work correctly. We can even predict how someone with damage to a particular component will react: memory failure, cognitive malfunction, or wild emotions are just some of the results — even physical manifestations in the body. People who suffer brain damage sometimes successfully relearn skills because the functioning brain portions are able to work around the loss and re-create an effective team. When the components of the brain are all working but miscommunicating, the results are usually complicated. Diagnoses of bipolar disease, depression, sleep disorders, anxiety disorders are all wide-ranging, imprecise terms for what happens when the brain communication is awry. Often the brain components are functional, but they are not working well together as a team.
Your brain is teeming with communication
Such communication-caused malfunctions can only be detected in real time, because brain activity is constantly changing. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), a form of brain imaging, allows medical practitioners to see which brain components are active and to what degree. So, it can tell which team members are working, and how hard, but it can’t see the communication between the members. Communication is inferred by changes in activity: if one component gets active, and a moment later another activates, we can assume messages from the first area stimulated the second. By watching real-time changes in activity, researchers can determine probable messaging between components at the moment. This was the basis of a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, where researchers from Stanford Medicine, a function of the Stanford School of Medicine, ran an fMRI (functional MRI) data-intensive study of normal and depressed individuals to find patterns in their brain communication. What they discovered was that communication was going primarily in the opposite direction between the anterior insula, which handles bodily sensations, and the anterior cingulate cortex, which is involved in emotions. So the depressed patients were having emotions impacting bodily perceptions, meaning that they were mentally imposing their mood on how they physically felt.
The insula is particularly interesting as a contributor to depression. It shows high activity both when a person feels pain and anticipates pain. It also shows activity when listening to music, empathize with others, or are shunned in social settings. So when it is getting strong signaling coming in, sensations, even imaginary ones, are going to be accentuated. So a depressed person is likely to also feel bad physically.
Obviously emotional centers of the brain are involved in depression. But emotions themselves are the product of teamwork of various portions of the brain, particularly the amygdala, the insular cortex (including the insula), the hypothalamus, and the periaqueductal gray. This is an example of sub-teams, where the whole team is made up of smaller, specialized teams.
The researcher’s solution was typical: artificially alter the flow of messages so that more flowed in the direction that non-depressed participants exhibited. In doing so, they did see some lifting of the depression. Artificial techniques don’t touch the root of the problem, but they are useful in verifying the signs of trouble. In this study, what they saw was miscommunication happening in real time that was contributing to depression. As noted in a review study published in Current Psychiatry Reports, researchers from the Cleveland Clinic and Indiana University reviewed the available data on brain functioning in depressed patients. They first concluded that depression does not appear to reside in one portion of the brain, but is the result of the interaction of various portions simultaneously. They then concluded that evidence is mounting that communication, or “coupling” between brain regions, leading to improper stimulation of certain brain regions, particularly dealing with emotions, appears to be a core indicator of depression. Sometimes the coupling is too strong, and other times too weak: more or less messages are going to the emotional centers in depressed individuals than normal. Both findings suggest that the “teamwork” of the parts of the brain is resulting in problems. The researchers note that, even with “increasingly complex mathematical techniques”, analyzing brain activity to determine the abnormalities in communication between the portions of the brain requires more study to make sense of the real-time data. The brain is highly complex and not easily subjected to detailed examination.
Brain imaging: an indirect approach
What brain imaging gives us is the ability to know when the team members of the brain are all working in a normal range. So, we can see when treatment is restoring normal communication in the brain, versus when the brain is out of balance. While some medical practitioners think they can make lasting, positive impact on brain function through artificial means, their techniques are similar to trying to take apart and fix your cell phone with a couple of screwdrivers and a wrench. Good luck with that approach the next time you have phone trouble. The brain is just too complex. Maybe they can squelch symptoms, but getting lasting results difficult. That’s because the complex communication in your brain is a product of complex thought. You aren’t aware of most of your thoughts, but they have a profound impact on how your brain functions. Your brain is a mechanism that is responding to input, but much of the input is coming from within. Previous experiences, especially the first few years of life when your brain is forming rapidly and has not yet developed “filters” to decide what it should store, formed your mental foundation. Your brain team members are passing messages back and forth that may be decades old. Interfering with their methods of passing messages won’t take away the messages.
Yet brain imaging, combined with targeted truth input to replace old negative messages, provides a valuable path forward in treating not only depression, but all the negative subconscious messages being passed around the various portions of your brain. When the truth thoughts are taking hold, brain imaging will show different, balanced results resembling patterns of truly healthy individuals. This approach lets the brain be its natural self and assumes all its pieces are working — they just need better messaging. In the team analogy, this would be like management making positive changes in team communication and then watching to see if the team dynamics improve — likely they will if the new messages are building up the team. With sustained effort, the new messages take hold, the team strengthens, and the new ways of thinking become normal. The process builds on itself.
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The main point is that signals and frequencies are associated with depression, and depression can be reversed when the frequencies, the signals, and the brain waves go into a balanced pattern — this can be confirmed with imaging. This is the basis of our MBEB protocol that we have used over the last 40 years with patients.
According to the Stanford study, the researchers stated that this was the first time this has combined two fields, study of the mind (psychiatry), and imaging of the physical brain. The reason I say very interesting is because we have been doing advanced work in these areas for over 40 years, and just now conventional medicine is starting where we started 40 years ago.
So what the researchers were saying is we can do this imaging of the brain and find the areas in the brain that are out of balance, and we can do a physical treatment — an electromagnetic frequency treatment — and have a positive clinical outcome and confirm it with follow up imaging. It is nice to see that conventional medicine is finally confirming how the brain communicates through electromagnetic frequencies to each individual area in the brain, and then how it communicates to the emotions and into the physical body: this is the mind, brain, emotion and physical body connection.
The insula is also very interesting. It gives its input into the brain communication both when a person feels pain AND when a person thinks about and anticipates pain. It sends the same exact message, so just thinking about pain has the exact same communication pathway as feeling the actual pain.
This is so very important, because what this states is that your thoughts are equivalent to physical sensations, your thoughts are equivalent to physical actions in how they communicate to all parts of the brain, which then control all parts of the hundred trillion cells of the body.
As he thinks in his heart so is he.
As we think, we become. The big question is: are you thinking with your mind or are you thinking with your heart? The mind is self centered, while the heart is God centered and love centered.
So it’s really important to understand if you are thinking with your mind or thinking with your heart, and that’s what we can determine when we do our 3-D brain imaging at Revolution New Medicine. The incorrect mind thoughts cause inflammation. The heart thought decreases inflammation and brings healing, so nobody heals from any disease at all, unless they shift from the mind thinking to the heart thinking.
Whatever is true, pure, right and based in love—think about such things.
When we think about things that are eternal, not temporal things; that are lasting, not here today and gone tomorrow — this is what we want to think on. These are the thoughts that we want to form the hundred trillion population of cells which is called us.
All disease is just the wrong communication between the brain and the cells: it’s the communication of mind instead of the communication of the heart to the cells.
This study showed the typical flow of electromagnetic frequency activity was reversed: the anterior cingulate cortex (one of the major emotional processing centers) sent signals to the anterior insula instead of the other way around. This means the emotional center was sending messages out to the body instead of receiving information from the body. This implies that the emotions have the power to run the physical body and also cause disease in the physical body. Also the more severe the emotion, the higher the proportion of signals that traveled this incorrect path.
Let me just clarify this, because this is such a key point in health and healing.
The stronger the mental and emotional pattern, either consciously or subconsciously, the more the signal travels the incorrect way, meaning from the mind/emotions to the body. So, if a person has a major disease like cancer, this has to be looked at. What is the electromagnetic frequency or signal being sent from the mind to the brain to the emotions to the body? How can one ever expect to heal from advanced disease without addressing the major causing factor in the first place, which is the mind, brain, emotion, and body connection? You cannot just cut out a tumor and think it will not come back just because you put some chemotherapy or radiation in the body. Not only do these medications cause very negative side effects, as well as inflammation in the body, but they also can cause severe inflammation in the brain which further disrupts the electromagnetic messages or frequencies from the mind to the brain to the emotions to the body. Now are you starting to understand why so few people can completely heal from their disease and stay healed from their disease long term?
For anyone to completely heal, they must heal the mind, the brain, and the emotions which then heals the body. One absolutely must release all subconscious and conscious stress programming from early childhood to present (and confirm the release with imaging) in order to shift from mind dominant thinking to heart dominant thinking. This is the only path to total health of body, mind, emotion, and spirit.
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- Membership Program is our newest program offered for those that want to work on their health at a high level and want access to the teaching at Total Health Institute along with the Forums: both Dr. Nemec’s posts and other members posting. And also, to have the chance to get personalized questions answered on the conference calls which are all archived in case you miss the call. The Membership Program has 3 levels to choose from: Learn, Overcome and Master. The difference is at the Overcome and Master levels you received one on one calls with Dr. Nemec personalizing your program for your areas of focus.