The Science Of The 7 Keys
Why and How they Work
There has been meteoric rise of over 800 % in the use of dangerous and toxic drugs to address the symptoms of what has been labeled as ADD and ADHD in the last generation. It is time to find another way that doesn’t produce the horrific side effects in 40 % of its users that includes depression, rage, anxiety, stunting of growth, insomnia and suicide. Not only are these drugs a gateway for a life of drug abuse according to the DEA ,but each individual having a prescription becomes a potential drug outlet to spread the abuse of these drugs even further. These “medications” have become the number one drug abused on college campuses today!
Perhaps even worse is that this current approach doesn’t address the underlying causes of what creates these unwanted symptoms nor helps users develop the skill sets necessary to become focused, self managed and emotionally intelligent to succeed in life without them!
Fortunately there is another way! I will share with you the 40 years of my research as to what the science of the underlying causes of ADD/ADHD is and how it is possible to overcome these symptoms without medication.
After decades of research and development, utilizing the latest advances in neuroscience, biochemistry and psychoneuroimmunology, I have pinpointed the causes of ADD/ADHD symptoms and developed an evidence based solution that helps any person with attention deficits, distractions or disorders to become focused, self regulated, relaxed and on task. The research on the individual strategies I utilize has been demonstrated through many studies at the National Institute of Health that have been integrated in the development of this non-medication alternative currently known as the 7 Keys for Attention Development Guaranteed Program
Scientific Research over the past twenty years has made great strides in understanding how the body is actually the unconscious mind. The unconscious mind/body is in a perpetual condition relating externally to the environment and internally to the thoughts, memories and associations of the conscious and sub conscious minds. These interactions are what regulate the manufacture and distribution of chemicals from the body’s biological systems, which in turn determine the mental and emotional states we experience. Over the past thirty years many research scientists like Dr. Candace Pert from the National Institute of Mental Health in Washington, have uncovered the complex interactive movement of the brain, nervous system and endocrine systems. Their research has demonstrated how the endocrine system produce neurotransmitters that act as molecules of emotion regulating how we feel. These biological chemicals flow through the body, which determines the way we feel, focus and relate. It is this research which was the inspiration that later became the foundation of my investigation and development of The Seven Keys for Attention Development.
As can be seen in an MRI and numerous biological tests, every thought creates a biological reaction. Everyone intuitively knows that our biology influences our manner of thinking, feeling and the actions we take. When we are sick, we rest as out bodies fight off infection.
However this relationship is not one way. Just as our body influences are thinking, feelings and actions our thinking, feelings and actions influences our biology.
Empowered mental and emotional states maximize our ability to be attentive to the present moment and disempowered mental and emotional states minimize present attentiveness. The neurotransmitters are in effect molecules of emotion while thoughts are in effect waves of biological chemical reactions. The implications of this fundamental premise is that when you can change the mental and emotional state of a human being, you change their biological state and optimize its functioning to be attentive and self controlled.
What I have found in a most remarkable way is that there are three basic reasons that individuals get caught with attention deficit disorders or attention deficit hyperactive disorders. These are the symptoms of being inattentive, unable to complete tasks, not having impulse-control, difficulty self-organizing and/or other behaviors that interfere with the ability to stay focused and on task. My research has repeatedly demonstrated that when you focus on the underlying causes of these symptoms and address them, you can reverse the symptoms and help an individual to become focused, calm, present, centered, grounded, positive, communicating well and feeling a sense of purpose that brings them to an attentive and empowered emotional state.
1- First in importance are the distressing influences that occur in a person’s life; externally and internally. This can be due to relationship issues, financial difficulties, health challenges or many other real or imagined occurrences in a person’s life. Internally this could stem from having a very poor self-image, being caught up in past entanglements, be they old grievances and conflicts or feeling purposeless and without motivation.
2- The second cause of attention deficits and disorders is dysfunction; being untrained in the ability to focus, de-stress and self-regulate. Most have had poor models for maintaining peaceful relationships, good communication, effectively handling distress or utilizing emotional intelligence.
3- Lastly, attention deficits and disorders arise when there’s disinterest; no personal value in what is being done. They feel estranged and disconnected from the things immediately surrounding them. No-one responds well being forced to the something that they’re not interested in or don’t feel they have a direct value and use for, or isn’t fun and pleasurable.
Distressing influences, dysfunction from untrained abilities and disinterest from a lack of personal value, cause the symptoms labeled and ADD/ADHD .
Lets now examine the biological and neurological responses how these three conditions cause instability and distraction.
Distress causes the rational brain to shut down and immediately initiates the fight, flight or freeze response. These states can all be seen using an EKG machine: the more stressed you are, the faster the waves on your EEG.
When a person is relaxed the EKG show brain waves activated between four and thirteen cycles per second. Only deep sleep is less. In an agitated state, there might be 25 or more cycles per second. More activity equals more energy movement in the nervous system, as the emotional engines are being revved up. Adrenaline has been released, cortisol levels and blood sugar levels go higher. Blood pressure rises heart beats accelerate and breathing become shallow and shortened.
These differences in bodily functioning demonstrate how the body’s three brains work together. A
body’s . Your heart some forty million connections. It. You heart creates a powerful electro magnetic field that is 500 hundred times before powerful than the heads brain even though the skulls brain has 100 billion neurons. The enteric brain, ,has 100 million neurons located . This brain can also function autonomous to the heads brain
Like a computer processor all three systems must work in alignment or conflicts are created and reason goes offline. The enteric brain is the seat of necessity and intuition; it ensures your basic needs for survival are met. The heart brain concerns itself with love and feeling connected to others. The heads brain concerns itself with reason seeking to find greater meaning and awareness. Each brain sends signals to the other as well as the many corresponding organs that are controlled by and gives feedback to them. Each brain processes a wide range of sensations that ignite certain impulses, thoughts and emotions. These thoughts and emotions in turn feed back to the organs to ignite sensations that direct thinking and emotional responses.
Each brain is also transmitting its energetic signals like radio waves to those around you. These electrical impulses can be measured with electronic instruments. Every signal is shared to those around you so that each person in your environment is constantly sharing their internal experience with everyone on their vicinity! These signals are reflected in the mirror neurons located inside their brain. This is why it is essential to help maintain a positive mindset as otherwise you extend your stress and suffering!
It is the converged forces of the mind, body and emotional state that cause feelings of anxiety, fear, not feeling safe. This is the basis of distress; a sense of threat or a perception of danger.
But this is only the beginning of what occurs when distress occurs. Whenever you feel fear or perceive a threat, neuroscience has confirmed that the prefrontal cortex is thrown offline. This could be a real or imagined threat to survival. The prefrontal cortex controls the executive functioning of the brain, which processes the mind’s analytical thoughts and directs its attention.
When this occurs, the ability to reason is replaced with the anxiety of the danger of survival. Distressing influences and the biological and emotional responses to them is the primary cause of what is commonly diagnosed as ADD, ADHD, anxiety and depression.
Yet stress and distress must be distinguished as it is often confused. Stress is interplay of forces attempting to find a balance. Although the term is often used that way, stress is not necessarily a bad thing. Stress can have positive effects and be a positive motivating energy that moves you towards a deadline, helps you take on a challenge, or get excited about a new positive achievement that lies ahead of you. This type of stress is called eustress.
Stress becomes detrimental when it becomes distress as feelings of danger, pain, emotional overwhelm or helplessness activates the fight or flight response. With distress there is muscular constriction, heaviness, a burden that makes you feel colder, slower and heavier. This distracts and disrupts your attentiveness. Distress creates Tension Myositis Syndrome a major cause of ADD/ADHD and many other imbalanced psychological conditions.
Tension myositis syndrome is a biological constriction in the cardiovascular system that reduces the flow of oxygen to the cells to create ischemia. Ischemia is a prime contributing biological event that causes distraction. Our bodies are designed with a variety of internal systems that work to keep you in a homeostatic, balanced state.
This biological process is indisputable. Inside your body the cardiovascular system, which if placed end to end, has 60,000 miles of internal tubes. It is responsible for circulating blood, nutrients and removing waste. These tubes are the arteries, the capillaries and the veins. They transport deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs to bring the needed oxygen and substances to the white and red blood cells, to the platelets, plasma to re-circulate it through the body, to nourish it.
When you feel distressed, your muscles experience varying degrees of contraction. This is experienced as tension, tightness, rigidity or pressure. Many individuals have had chronic levels of tension for so long they don’t even recognize how constricted they are.
Feeling tense becomes the normal state of affairs when muscles are chronically held. Chronic tension reduces the pulsation of the muscles and reduces the circulation of blood through your system. This is particularly true of the body’s most important muscle, the heart. As blood and oxygen is constricted, the distress of your thinking and your emotions flow through your circulatory system pinching the hoses. Feeling and aliveness are curtailed.
Please check this for yourself with a brief demonstration. Take a moment now to tighten your body. Contract your muscles to get a sense of what happens when they constrict themselves while under stress. Intensify it a little more and imagine having to expend this amount of energy to deal with these disturbances.
Let me use a simple example to show you what happens below the surface of your skin when you are stressed.
Imagine that you have a hose with water running through it to a garden watering it. What happens if you pinch the hose?
The same thing happens in the body, and it doesn’t take much to constrict the cardiovascular tubes that feeds the body as some are smaller than a hair width in diameter and can only seen under a microscope.
These tubes bring nourishing blood and nutrients to your cells to help keep your body alive, healthy and functioning.
Think about how little pressure you would need to put on a hair thin tube in order to shut it off. This is what happens with distress.
Once you shut off the movement and circulation of the system and now it causes the flowers, the trees, that everyone is connected to whither and die. This is TMS. It will begin to create pain, discomfort, and immobility of different body parts. It can affect you emotionally and it definitely affects you mentally as it makes it difficult to focus, to pay attention because of all of this fear of cutting off the actual necessary elements the body needs to survive.
When the body maintains its equilibrium, it sends messages to the mind you are safe and secure. This allows the parasympathetic nervous system to function, opens your right mind, allow you to relax and give attention to those things around you. Your breath slows and deepens, your heartbeat settles down and your brain waves reflect a more relaxed state. You feel connected, and grounded working in a positive survival fashion.
However, when the body loses its balance, when there are negative threatening, dangerous thoughts in the mind, it sends messages of danger that initiates an emergency response.
The mind and the body work together. Sensations of the body are constantly sharing their feedback with the mind as the biological responses are constantly creating emotional and mental responses. In both cases, it only takes a small variant to throw the system into the defensive mode.
Like having your temperature move up just a couple of degrees allows you to feel sluggish, ill and just not yourself.
Life is the same way. With just a few additional degrees of pressure, uncertainty, obstruction or interference can create an unsettling mental, emotional, biological interaction. This stimulates the hypothalamus to release the GRF hormone.
This hormone stimulates the pituitary gland, which activates the adrenal glands to release adrenaline and cortisol. This begins the instant the perception of fear, lack of safety, anxiety, or worry sets in.
Breathing rate and tensions increase, cardiovascular constriction occurs and there’s a shutdown of the immune system. This is the fight or flight response in action.
Your immune system shuts down whenever you are in a distressful situation and produces many chemical responses that cause distraction, agitation, and a flood of fear-laden impulses. The stage is set for being inattentive, distracted and impulsive.
This sequence of responses begins when someone merely interprets that they are not safe, that they are threatened. The mere belief and labeling of danger begins this process. As you perceive, your endocrine system embodies those thoughts; every thought initiates a biological reaction.
My research has shown that ADD is not an illness, like diabetes, heart disease or cancer. The symptoms labeled ADD/ADHD are a combination of factors beginning with a generalized condition of nervous system imbalance and distress, a deficit of training and education of how to focus and self manage as well as well as a deficiency in engaged interest and personal value of the subject at hand.
With a real illness like diabetes, you have diabetes wherever you are; at work, at school and at home. Diabetes is diagnosed by blood tests to determine insulin levels that determine if there is a problem. Yet for ADD there is no biological test. When distress, dysfunction or disinterest reaches a certain tipping point their ADHD symptoms appear. Then when a person shifts their emotional state to become engaged because there is personal interest without distress, focus and self control returns.
Check this for yourself, how well are you able to study or handle a certain task when you are angry, sad, frustrated or stressed out?
What level of motivation do you have to study or take action when you feel incompetent to perform the task or find the task valueless or boring?
When the individual has the right tools and strategies and is well trained in them to deal with them, now there’s a tension. The more empowered your emotional state the more attentive your mental state.
You commonly find this with students in school. In the one or two classes the student has interest in and enjoys and/or has established good rapport with their teacher –they do well. They’re engaged in being educated, motivated to learn how to use the information in useful and valuable ways in their life. Learning becomes fun they find pleasure in the process. In these classes there are no ADD symptoms. It also helps when students don’t constantly feel they’re under the threat of constantly being tested. Research has shown that testing evokes a sense of threat and activates the primitive brain warning of danger. Yet the real test of life is ignored: how does one feel happy, maintain meaningful relationships and reach for their heart directed goals while contributing their abilities to the greater good.
The seven keys addresses each of the significant elements of what’s happening inside an individual to optimize the healthy functioning of their body/mind. The seven keys use the mind and emotional states in a positive way to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, the endocrine system, the brain, muscles and nervous system.
As you improve the effectiveness of breathing and the muscles to coordinate you reverse the unwanted effects of sympathetic nervous systems fight or flight response and turn on the parasympathetic nervous instead. This helps the cardiovascular system to relax as you integrate 7 Keys tools and strategies. Your three brains become aligned and work together In this improved emotional state you begin to share, be appreciative, calm and present.
When necessary you use the three levels of forgiveness, physical, emotional and mental release to remove the toxic energies buried inside. Your heart becomes unrestricted by past issues while your mind opens and becomes more focused. Your internal dialog becomes positive and reason directs you to make better decisions. Your body straightens up and you feel confident and strong. You feel that, you can deal with anything, that you are able to handle whatever is happening around you. You are able to easily move into action because you’re confident in having an effective strategy. You’ve learned how to communicate better with others, to relate to others and to make connecting decisions. You experience greater unity with your fellow human beings. You join together with them without conflicts unrelated to the matter at hand. You have a strong vision of where you are going in your life feeling purposeful learning to work from your heart. Your heart radiates love to share your inner vitality.
The energy waves coming from your heart shifts from incoherence and agitation to coherence and calm. When you align each of your brains and minds more endorphins and serotonin is naturally produced.
The 7 Keys reminds you that you activate your internal pharmacy by what you do and how you do it as well as by what you think and how you put your thinking into action. You take charge of your biology when you take charge of each moment to maintain an empowered, open, connected, and grounded state. When you look at things positively, openly and have the ability to communicate and take effective action to do the best you can and enjoy this life, your attention and self-regulating abilities soar!
The science of the 7 Keys is the science of removing the distractions and disturbances that cause distress to your body and mind, which activates the primitive fight or flight mechanism. The tools and strategies return homeostasis and helps prefrontal cortex’s executive functions to come back online to improve decision making and self control.. The seven keys educates and trains an individual on how to focus, relax, self- manage, maintain connecting relationships and release built up stress and anxiety. The 7 Keys also helps to realign values and intentions to discover means of engagement in work or study to discover meaningful involvement in whatever activity is being undertaken.
The 7 Keys is based on irrefutable science called Quantum Embodiment a collection of methodologies which provides the tools and techniques to face, embrace, trace and replace blocks in the emotional body.The 7 Keys program has over a decade of proven results that correct perceived attention deficiencies and disorders. It’s time we educate, not medicate to improve attention disorders and deficits. The 7 Keys is meant to be the first solution, not as a last recourse! People can learn how to gain mastery over your life to feel better, to comfortably focus and self-manage focus and live without distress or disconnecting relationships in their lives!
The keys are in now your hands to open new doors of possibilities leading to happiness, success and a medication free society!
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