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Learn to control your mind at a higher level from the book Human Mind

Are you curious about how your mental and physical states are regulated by subconscious processes in your brain and body?

Do you know, that by learning to consciously influence these mechanisms you can control your mood, motivation, emotions, and thinking capacities at a much higher level?

Your brain is a fascinating electrochemical computer. Once you learn how to influence the mechanisms that control the 'flavors' of its chemistry, you will understand exactly how to get the best version out of yourself every day.

What makes the book 'Human Mind' unique, and why it can be useful for you to read?

There are a lot of remarkable experts worldwide describing how people can learn to control their mental and physical states at a much higher level, and access more of their thinking capacities. However, so far, no one has brought their most important insights together into one book in an easily understandable way for everyone. ‘Human Mind’ is a practical handbook written by research writer George Hlavax  to fill in that gap.

This book connects the loose threads of knowledge from different fields of neuroscience and neuropsychology and simplifies all to its essence, making it easy for everyone to read and understand.  

What can you learn by reading this book?

Neuro-Reflective Thinking

1. Developing Neurologic Awareness

By reading this book, you will learn how to develop neurologic awareness. It means the ability to consciously observe and follow how subconscious mechanisms in your brain influence your physical and mental states. You can learn to recognize and understand how neurochemicals, like hormones and neurotransmitters, are continuously altering your mood, motivation, emotions, and thinking capacities. 

Learn to influence your neurochemicals in place of being influenced by them.

2. Getting In Charge of Your Subconscious Mechanisms

Based on neurologic awareness, you will learn simple, science-based methods to influence the working of subconscious neurologic mechanisms inside yourself. This way, you can take control of your hormones and other neurochemicals into your own hands, rather than being influenced by them. You can become the conscious creator of your ‘inner biosphere’ every day. It will enable you to steer your mental and physical states much easier in the direction that works best for you in any situation. 

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The book ‘Human Mind’ connects the loose threads of knowledge from the following remarkable experts of the human mind and body:

Robert Sapolsky, Steven Pinker, Elaine Fox, Lisa Feldman Barrett, Stig Severinssen, Judson Brewer, James Danckert, Christian Lüscher, Tara Swart, Christoph Thaiss, William Trubridge, Donald Hebb, Bessel van der Kolk, Gabor Maté, Élisabeth Perreau-Linck, Justin Sung, Mihály Csikszentmihályi, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Jagadish Vasudev, Jan Geurtz, Joshua Foer, Andrew Huberman, Paul Smit, Harold Bekkering, Simon Borg Oliver, Shi Heng Yi

The Content of the Book by Chapters:

1. Introduction

2. Awareness about Your Neurologic Response Mechanisms

3. Molecules that Control Your Body and Mind

4. The History and Nature of Our Mechanisms of Happiness

5. The History and Nature of Our Mechanisms of Stress

6. Our Mechanisms Of Thinking

7. The Brain-Body Connection

8. Developing Awareness About the Ongoing Neurological Processes in Your Body and Brain

9. Giving Your Nervous System the Stimulants that it Needs for Optimal Functioning

10. Resolving the Conflicts in Your Neurologic Programming by Practicing Neuro-Reflective Thinking

About George Hlavax

George Hlavax, Neuro-Reflective Thinking

I am a research writer in the field of neuroscience and neuropsychology. I am founder of the Human Mind Institute and work as a lecturer and researcher at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.

As a research writer I explore the latest scientific studies on how subconscious mechanisms in our brain and body regulate our mental and physical states, and how we can consciously influence them. My goal is to summarize and share this knowledge with many people, helping them become the best versions of themselves every day.

I have spent many years searching for answers to questions such as why and how our mood, energy, emotions, and thinking capabilities are regulated, and whether it is possible to learn to quickly switch our brain from one mental state to another when needed. Finally, I got all the answers I’ve been looking for, but not from a single source. The problem I have encountered during my studies is that all knowledge in the field of neuroscience and neuropsychology is extremely fragmented. There are hundreds of scientific papers and books on highly specific subjects, but nobody has ever written a paper or book that connects the puzzle pieces of knowledge together. If someone truly wants to understand everything important that controls their mental states, they need to study the work of at least 25 experts and connect the fragmented pieces of knowledge for themselves. Then, they need to connect the fragmented pieces of their knowledge together for themselves. 

To help others easily access the most crucial insights of the world’s best experts in one place and to demonstrate the potential of unifying their knowledge, I decided to write the book ‘Human Mind’. I also decided to create the Human Mind Institute, a platform for sharing even more insights and useful practices in the form of short articles and videos.

Putting the scientific theories to the test...

During my research into neuroscience and neuropsychology, it was a fortunate coincidence that I met some freedivers. I realized that learning to freedive would be an excellent way to test the scientific body- and mind-controlling techniques that I have learned about. 

Diving below 30 meters without air tanks on a single breath provides the perfect environment to test whether the methods meant to turn stress and anxiety into pleasant relaxation and clear-mindedness really work.

By making a mistake and pushing myself beyond my limits during a breath-holding training, I unintentionally induced a severe anxiety attack in myself. It began recurring a couple of times a day for almost a month. In between these attacks, I constantly felt deeply depressed and unmotivated to do anything. It turned out to be a blessing that the subject of my studies aligned perfectly with what I needed at that time. Through applying the methods described in my book, I gradually reduced the duration and intensity of these attacks until they completely disappeared after four weeks. By consciously triggering the right neurological mechanisms within myself, I also managed to overcome my depressed state and regain my normal energy and motivation.

By becoming a freediver, I learned just as much about how to control my mood, energy, emotions, and various states of mind as I did from my entire studies in neuroscience before. Freedivers have developed unique techniques to consciously activate neurological processes in their brains and bodies, enabling them to achieve deep relaxation and clear-mindedness even in highly stressful situations. Through my book and articles, I also aim to draw attention to these relatively unknown methods, which offer exceptional benefits for people’s mental well-being.