How Neuroscience Can Help You Listen to Your Body w/ Alyssa Chang
Have you ever thought about the connection between becoming more aligned with your body through the understanding of how your brain is working and interpreting information? Alyssa Chang is a brain-based health and movement coach who is here today to open up a completely new doorway for you to gain awareness, clarity, and insight into the things you have been dealing with.
Bridging The Gap Between Your Brain & Your Body
Alyssa views neurology and neuroplasticity as the science of hope and is here to explore a different take on so many of the things that you may be dealing with on a regular basis. Unresolved trauma, chronic pain, how you experience hunger and so much more can be connected back to your brain. By becoming aware of how your body incorporates these signals, you can get clear on your specific symptoms so that you can listen to your body better.
Through the creation of movement therapy options, you can strengthen the signals from your brain and tap into your interoceptive awareness. If you want to find out how strengthening your eye muscles could help you gain more expansive movement, are looking for practical ways to start listening to your body, or just want to gain an understanding on a topic that you may never have heard about before, this is an episode you truly cannot miss.
An incredibly fascinating episode all about bridging the gap between your brain and your body, Alyssa wants to help you become an expert in your body. Are you ready to become a scientist of movement, food, and mindset so that you can open up the conversation of neuroplasticity inside your body? Share which piece of new information blew your mind with us in the comments on the episode page.
In This Episode
- How to experience hunger by replacing judgment and shame with curiosity (11:55 )
- What to do if you are struggling with intuition and listening to your body (16:10 )
- Why moving your eyes could improve your other movement options (18:45 )
- Exercises that you can try to get your eyes moving off your screen (23:07 )
- Learn about a brain-based perspective when it comes to carbohydrates (29:40 )
- Signs to watch out for to avoid overcorrections while removing blame (33:10 )
“When people hear the brain, they often mix it up with mindset. My methodology is actually looking at the neuroscience work. Who we are, our symptoms, everything we have felt, how we behave, they are all manifestations of brain health.” (7:18 )
“If you can lean into being this curious scientist over your body and really understanding that everything you experience, every symptom is your body and your brain’s way of communicating to you, it’s like extremely powerful.” (11:53 )
“All we are doing is specifically targeting the visual field of the nervous system to open up that movement map, that sensory map, to allow their brain to reconnect to and then tie the other movement options you have.” (22:11 )
“The feelings that you have are valid, and if we can link it back to health history or through some brain-based movement assessments, we can help heal you and help get you better. But we have to know what part of your nervous system may be impacted.” (27:56 )
“I always use the phrase ‘how can I help you become a movement scientist? A food scientist? A mindset scientist?’. Where you are just exploring everything that is going on in your body and in your brain and then gathering all that data and then understanding it, putting the pieces together.” (33:51 )
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