In this interview, Bertrand Saugy, manual therapist and physical trainer, talks about the importance of training our brain and his neuro-centric approach.
○ Why is it essential to train our brain?
○ How does it process information?
○ And what signals can it send us?
🧠 Discover Bertrand Saugy
Why should you activate your brain?
Quite simply, because the brain is the atomic powerhouse, the hardware of the PC.
Without a brain, nothing happens, there's no action, there's no thought, there's nothing.
And you have to realize that the brain or nervous system constantly receives thousands, millions of pieces of information that go up to the brain.
The brain then interprets and integrates the messages, and acts on them in the form of outputs, whether they be outputs of well-being or performance: jumping, running, thinking, speaking, remembering, seeing well.
But it can also produce protective outputs. And here we can talk about chronic pain, we can talk about anxiety, whether at an emotional level, we can talk about rigidity, lack of cardio fitness, and so on.
In fact, the brain will ask itself a question: is what you're giving me as information safe, reassuring?
If it is, it will interpret it as ok.
And it'll be able to transmit what we originally intended to do.
If the brain now receives erroneous, inaccurate or bad information, it won't feel reassured. And if it doesn't feel reassured, it will simply let us know with protective outputs.
It could be chronic pain, it could be speech problems, it could be blurred vision.
That's why it's essential to focus on the brain, and that's what my neuro-centric approach is all about.
You can achieve physical, mental or even professional goals, but you can't ignore this aspect, which is the brain.
And by making the most of it, by detecting small errors and imbalances, you'll be able to achieve your goals much more easily and over a much longer period of time.
This is the principle of the brain. You need to know that it's plastic. That's where neuroplasticity comes in.
Whatever messages we give it, the more regular they are, the easier it is for it to create connections.
So the brain is a bit lazy. If every morning, I'm used to sitting in front of my PC and drinking my coffee in the warmth, one day we feel like going for a swim in the cold, for example, the brain will dissuade us.
It will dissuade us with protective outputs.
It could be doubts, it could even be the onset of illness, it could be cramps, it could be a whole host of different things.
And in fact, it's plasticized, it's become accustomed to our routine.
Now, on the contrary, if we give the brain time to get used to new habits, like going for a swim every morning in the cold, for example, or going for a jog, well, after a while, it's going to love it because it's going to see it as feasible and easy to create connections, so that we can do it properly.