The Biology of Belief by Bruce H. Lipton

In one sentence, this book is about how much your thoughts matter in affecting your cells. It is a message of hope: you can change the quality of your health by how you talk to your body. You can reprogram your life by changing the way you think.

There is a lot of science in this book from his and others’ evidence-based research and it’s endorsed by people like Deepak Chopra, raving about this new framework for mind/body/spirit connection.

The chapter on conscious parenting and how important it is for parents to create an environment that is conducive for kids developing the right kinds of belief about themselves makes a lot of sense to me. The negative impact on our kids should we leave them with crippling self-doubt is heartbreaking. It’s why I’m doing the work to be the kind of parent they need to survive and thrive in this world.

But I must admit that I find it difficult as someone with CPTSD to embrace it completely because I feel a bit disadvantaged. I’d love to think differently and am working harder to do so, but it’s been a tough haul to change the way my brain automatically goes there.

It’s not a book I’d recommend to read cover to cover if it’s just about becoming the best parent possible, but science buffs will love it.

If easier for you, the video is great:

Published by Sherry Yuan Hunter

Sherry Yuan Hunter is a certified trauma recovery coach and certified parenting coach. Taiwan-born American-Canadian Chinese, married, working mother of two, Sherry identifies as a Sandwich Parent, Third Culture Kid, an untigering Mom, and Recovering Shouldaholic. Based in Toronto, Canada, Sherry has been working in student success programs at University of Toronto for 20 years, supporting students, young professionals, new managers, working moms, and new immigrants to success.

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