Why You Need to Proactively Change Your Thought Patterns & Beliefs | Gabby Bernstein; Impact Theory

Last updated: Jun 1, 2023

The video is an interview with Gabrielle Bernstein, a bestselling author and speaker, discussing the importance of proactively changing thought patterns and beliefs in order to improve one's life.

The video features an interview with Gabrielle Bernstein, a best-selling author and motivational speaker, who discusses the importance of proactively changing one's thought patterns and beliefs. She explains that developing a spiritual relationship with oneself can lead to synchronicities and opportunities in life. Bernstein also shares her personal experience with postpartum depression and how she used her belief system to find the right resources and medication to overcome it. The interview touches on the idea that one can consciously shift their mood and make a decision to stop feeling bad, even in difficult circumstances.

  • Developing a spiritual relationship can lead to synchronicities and open doors in life.
  • Even those who consider themselves science-oriented may have a connection to a higher power.
  • Translating spiritual experiences can differ from person to person.
  • Gabrielle Bernstein is a bestselling author and speaker.
  • She has been called a next-generation thought leader and a new role model.
  • Doing things for others can bring a sense of purpose and fulfillment.
  • It is possible to consciously shift one's mood by deciding to stop feeling bad.
  • Proactively changing thought patterns and beliefs can lead to a better feeling thought, even if it is still low vibe.
  • Identifying the root cause of conditions is the first step in healing.

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The Importance of Changing Thought Patterns and Beliefs

  • Developing a spiritual relationship can lead to synchronicities and open doors in life.
  • Even those who consider themselves science-oriented may have a connection to a higher power.
  • Translating spiritual experiences can differ from person to person.
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Introduction to Gabrielle Bernstein

  • Gabrielle Bernstein is a bestselling author and speaker.
  • She has been called a next-generation thought leader and a new role model.
  • Her books include "The Universe Has Your Back," "Spirit Junkie," and "Judgment Detox."
  • She has been recognized by YouTube, Mashable, Forbes, and Oprah.
  • She has spoken at prestigious events such as TED and Google's lecture series.
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Doing Things Out of Service and Helping Others

  • Doing things for others can bring a sense of purpose and fulfillment.
  • It is important to align oneself with a cause that helps others.
  • Helping others can lead to personal growth and transformation.
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Deciding to Stop Feeling Bad and Finding Better Feeling Experiences

  • It is possible to consciously shift one's mood by deciding to stop feeling bad.
  • Even in difficult situations such as depression or chronic illness, it is possible to find better feeling experiences.
  • Celebrating small victories and being grateful for positive aspects of life can help shift one's mood.
  • Having a belief system and method in place can help in finding the right resources and support.
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Importance of Proactively Changing Thought Patterns and Beliefs

  • Proactively changing thought patterns and beliefs can lead to a better feeling thought, even if it is still low vibe.
  • Reconditioning the brain functioning is a spiritual act.
  • Changing neural pathways is a prayer.
  • Tools will no longer work when dealing with a biochemical issue.
  • Being able to speak publicly about mental illness with compassion, understanding, and education.
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Steps to Getting Out of Despair

  • Having a devotional faith practice and faith of one's own understanding.
  • Believing that there is a higher power working with oneself.
  • Remembering trauma and acknowledging that everyone is walking around traumatized.
  • Having some kind of trauma that has dictated the path of one's life.
  • Dissociating as a child and storing memories away because they are too scary to face.
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Frame of Mind to Have Appreciation for Despair

  • Looking back and saying that the despair was divine work that was intended.
  • Feeling much better and being able to speak to mental illness with authenticity.
  • Acknowledging that everyone has their own issues and processing through them.
  • Being able to do something useful for people by acknowledging one's own head case.
  • Having compassion, understanding, and education about mental illness.
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Personal Experience with Trauma and Mental Illness

  • Having no memories of childhood and dissociating as a child.
  • Having imprinted memories and visuals that the body would not allow to be explored.
  • Experiencing symptoms of trauma and mental illness.
  • Being able to speak publicly about going on medication and how it saved one's life.
  • Having a biochemical issue where tools will no longer work.
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Identifying Trauma Symptoms

  • Drug addiction, work addiction, TMJ, gut issues, and chronic pain are all trauma symptoms.
  • Feeling a desperate need to be in control is a symptom of trauma.
  • Constantly feeling out of control can lead to a feeling of not being safe.
  • Having faith and God can help bring someone back from feeling out of control.
  • Being in a constant state of being far out and coming back can be difficult.
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Beginning the Healing Process

  • Identifying the root cause of conditions is the first step in healing.
  • Being conscious enough to look at the places that scare us is important.
  • Having the bravery to go to those places is necessary for healing.
  • Guidance from a self-help book, psychiatrist, therapist, counselor, or support group can help.
  • The first step is to honor the wounds and respect oneself for having the bravery to look at them.
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Rebalancing and Reducing Triggers

  • Recognizing that there is something underneath the constant triggers is the first step to healing.
  • Rebalancing is possible, but something will eventually re-trigger the person.
  • Doing a deep dive of therapy and EMDR therapy can help reduce triggers.
  • EMDR therapy involves eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.
  • Identifying the trigger and going into the emotional disturbance can help dissolve the issue.
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Additional Healing Techniques

  • Tapping is a technique that can help with emotional freedom.
  • Similar to EMDR therapy, tapping involves identifying the issue and dissolving it.
  • Both EMDR therapy and tapping involve identifying triggers and reducing their impact.
  • Both techniques can be helpful in the healing process.
  • It is important to find the right healing technique for each individual.
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EMDR and Emotional Freedom Technique

  • EMDR is a process of addressing emotional disturbances while buzzing to unlock the amygdala.
  • EMDR can release trauma and make you feel completely different after a session.
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) tapping is tapping on different energy meridians while talking about the emotional disturbance.
  • Tapping on being carsick could activate a deeper level of healing even if you're not going into exactly what it's about.
  • Tapping is meant to intercept an impulse, memory, or body level feeling and begin to create a new association.
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Meditation and Shaping Energy State

  • Meditation is for everybody and everybody should be trying it.
  • Meditation can move you from the excitatory impulses of the sympathetic nervous system to the parasympathetic nervous system.
  • Other things you can do to shape your energy state include setting intentions, practicing gratitude, and connecting with nature.
  • It's important to be intentional about how you begin your day.
  • Biological systems are important to consider when shaping your energy state.
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Transcendental Meditation

  • Gabrielle Bernstein practices Transcendental Meditation (TM).
  • TM involves using a mantra, which is a sound repeated during meditation.
  • The purpose of the mantra is to clear the mind and achieve a single-pointed focus.
  • TM can help release unprocessed feelings and relax the nervous system.
  • TM can be practiced anywhere, even in the back of an Uber.
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Judgment Detox

  • Judgment Detox is a book written by Gabrielle Bernstein.
  • The book is about mental reconditioning and committing to a practice of forgiveness and meditation.
  • Judgment is a root cause condition that causes people to judge.
  • People judge because they are projecting what they don't want to identify in themselves.
  • Judging oneself is another form of addiction.
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Shadow Work

  • Shadow work involves recognizing and owning the disowned parts of oneself.
  • Shadow work is about recognizing the ego side of oneself that is driven by fear and wounds.
  • Judging someone for having more of what you want is a sign of not identifying as worthy.
  • Judging someone out of jealousy is a sign of not feeling good enough.
  • Shadow work involves witnessing, honoring, and forgiving oneself and others.
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Shifting Energy

  • Gabrielle Bernstein recommends a morning routine or meditation to shift energy rapidly.
  • Shifting energy can help improve one's life and attract positive experiences.
  • Shifting energy involves changing thought patterns and beliefs.
  • Shifting energy can involve practices such as gratitude, affirmations, and visualization.
  • Shifting energy requires commitment and consistency.
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Judgment as an Addiction

  • Judgment is a way of running from what's actually there.
  • People use judgment to obsess and focus on rather than deal with what's really underneath.
  • Judgment is an addiction that people use to stay safe from fear.
  • People who are deeply in judgment have not done any personal growth work or dealt with childhood trauma.
  • People use judgment to build a story around their life and avoid facing the truth.
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