Using your multiple brains to do cool stuff- Marvin Oka and Grant Soosalu

Just when you thought all the books about how to use your brain had been written and reviewed, along comes another. What is a bit different about this one is that it is talking about not just our head brain but also about our gut (enteric) brain and our heart (cardiac) brain. It describes the science behind it, it dips into ancient truths, there are processes to try it all out and resources also available on line to deepen the work.

The authors tell us that “in this groundbreaking book, you’ll discover the latest neuroscience findings about your head, heart and gut brains and what they have to offer for increasing intuitive abilities and immediately generating wiser decision making in your daily life.”mbrain guts

I found this book really rich in the facts and applications of understanding the functions of our three brains and most importantly how to align and leverage this alignment. When I say rich, I mean there is a depth to their study. Applying behavioral modelling, neuro science, psychology, NLP and ancient wisdom.  For those of you who need to know the science behind it there are plenty of chapters on that describing how research was structured and carried out and also scientific descriptions and definitions of what a brain is, that is, neurons, ganglia, neurotransmitters and the like.

As each brain is discussed in terms of its function and what they call its highest expression, it is supported by practical exercises to try it all out.  What I found as I read this book was the number of times I found myself thinking, yes, well, ‘I knew all that’ so in some ways it was a bit of a let down. However, that same information added new dimensions to my understanding about how to truly tap into your whole intuitive self.

Just changing a breathing exercise to their suggested 6 seconds in and 6 seconds out to align the brains was very useful and effective.  I really liked being able to go on line and access audio resources as well to support this. I have used the mbraining approach since reading this book to help clients access their intuition in a different way.  The results have been varied – from amazing new insight to a slight new feeling of connection to their other brains.  Many of the processes will be very familiar in structure to NLP practitioners or NLP trained people.

At times I got a bit put off by the slightly frivolous tone or style of writing, but the authors do say they have deliberately kept it light and easy to read and use.  If you are interested in exploring how to be more intuitive in your decision making and choices then I would recommend this book.

The link below is an affiliate link to Amazon where you can purchase this book. I only review books that I have personally read and whole heartedly encourage others to read.

Gai Foskett is one of two Master Certified Coaches in New Zealand. Gai specialises in executive leadership coaching.
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