After getting into Neuro Linguistic Programming a few years ago I began to hear the concept of MBIT (Multiple brain integration techniques) and mBraining. This was the most recommended book by people in the NLP industry. Had to check it out!
MBIT revolves around the concept that our bodies having more than one brain – namely the brain along the heart and the gut. The discovery comes from the large amount of neurons each organ has but more importantly the benefits one can get from brain alignment.
This book isn’t your typically self-help book but more a discovery of courage, compassion and creativity; namely your gut, heart and brain and the three working in tandem. It is blended with science based research along with practical based applications. It is an emerging field and I’m sure more literature will come out in the future. This book is a start and will explain the mBIT functions, competencies and how to align your brains and avoid neural integration blocks (i.e. your mind banking a check your body can’t cash). Throughout it you will also get to try out some discovery exercises to understand the power behind the three brains and what can be accomplished with alignment.
If you’re interested in learning something a little different and can relate to the various metaphor of gut checks, being heartless, not being able to stomach something then this is a book to pick up!
Three key takeaways from the book:
1. The heart contains 40,000 – 120,000 neurons and the gut contains over 500,000,000 neurons. The brain as we know contains approximately 100 billion neurons.
2. Our communication via thought and language is primarily metaphorical and embodied. Our language represents underlying neural and behavioural processing. This is the best way to communicate with the three brains.
3. Don’t expect wisdom, courage or motivation after filling your stomach with food. Esoteric and spiritual traditions know this and it is why many cultures fast during or before important rituals or when attempting to connect with deep intuitive processes.