I was talking with a friend of mine the other day who is familiar with Neurosculpting®. I shared that, over the years, I’ve taken many NS classes repeatedly; sometimes I’ve taken a class five or six times. He was a little surprised. “What’s so hard about them that you have to take them over and over? I thought Neurosculpting® was an easy technique to pick up.”
I explained that, yes, Neurosculpting® is an easy technique to learn, but it’s profound in what it can do. If explored to its fullest potential, this profundity requires a rediscovery of how we see ourselves on a deeper level.
Many of the stories we hold about ourselves include layers of subtlety and nuance. Often, the story isn’t linear. Maybe you’ve heard of Hebb’s Law, which is: neurons that fire together wire together. You remember Pavlov’s dogs. His dogs would salivate at the ring of a bell because they had heard the bell enough times right before being fed that their neurology began to associate the ring of a bell with feeding time. Hebb’s Law works on us too. This means that different aspects of an event can color and affect the recall of a memory/story.
For example, let’s say you’ve committed to a public speaking engagement. You’re accomplished, you’re well-versed in the topic you’re going to speak about, and you’re admired in your field. There’s zero reason you won’t own the room during your talk. And yet…there it is. Feelings of panic and fear about whether or not you call pull this talk off.
So, what’s going on? Maybe you have a story around being embarrassed when you read a book report to your grade school class. Maybe you had a friend in college who was the life of any party, and you feel that you’ll never be as charismatic. Maybe you’re not confident in your physical appearance. Maybe you were never good enough in the eyes of your father. Maybe it’s a combination of these stories that is holding you back from confidently moving into this speaking engagement.
There are many aspects to any feeling-story we hold about ourselves. Sometimes we find relief when we Neurosculpt our way through one part of a story, only to find later that the story is still lurking about, but in a slightly different way. The story is different because we’ve dealt with one aspect of it and now need to clear away other ‘ringing bells’ that have attached themselves to the story and cause our reactions.
I’m a big fan of repeating Neurosculpting® classes. Each time I repeat one, I let go of deeper and more subtle parts of my long-held stories. Setting down these tired old parts of the stories I tell about myself opens up the space needed to bring in new and potent ways of being. This makes me more available and more effective in the world.
Travis Rumsey, CNSF
Certified Neurosculpting® Facilitator, TRE® Provider, NSI Program Coordinator
Travis, CNSF loves explaining the science behind Neurosculpting® as well as guiding people to the transforming experience of creating choice in their life’s direction. In addition to being a Neurosculpting® facilitator, Travis is also a TRE® – Trauma & Tension Release Exercises – provider. He has a deep first-hand experience of how bringing the body into the Neurosculpting® process through TREs enhances and amplifies personal growth. He teaches these exercises to new CNSFs as well as to the general public, helping them get the most out of their Neurosculpting® experience.
In his private coaching practice, Travis helps clients clear a path to an understanding of their essential selves, opening them to a life of strength and effectiveness.