The idea behind Step Six is to strengthen and enhance your midbrain by consciously altering your speech. This is a simple and powerful way to reduce the over active sympathetic nervous system and nurture your parasympathetic system. A sympathetic nervous system on over-drive is what fuels neurological symptoms.
To make the assignment fun, recruit a family member, child or friend to play a game with you every day. Here are the game rules:
- You must always respond using full sentence. A response of “yes” or “no” or “Yea” or “ah” is forbidden.
- Start the game with an imaginary amount of money – $100. Each time you “goof” and utter a single sound in response to the person you are talking with, $5 is deducted from the total. You receive the balance (in imaginary money) when the game is over (in 15 minutes).
- Practice does make perfect. Michael Lovery, author of Whole Brain Power, invented this game. He tells me that people who take it seriously experience profound results. I think his approach has applications for persons who experience neurological challenges.
- Give it a spin.
- Nothing to lose.
- Everything to gain.
- Nothing to buy.
- A new way to have fun.