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What is CONDITIONING
CONDITIONING and IMPRINTING
All living beings have been exposed to some form of conditioning. No one escapes the residual effects of our ancestry and our environment. Every thought, expression and behavior has been unconsciously influenced by experiences from the past. Most of us are unaware of how childhood conditioning, as well as social and cultural imprinting, have impacted our life.
From the beginning of our existence we are programed by sensory experiences from the world around us. As children we naturally emulate the adults who influence us. Parents, family, teachers, friends and peers shape how we operate and the way we perceive and interact with our environment.
These conditionings determine our beliefs, attitudes, habits, reactions and especially the emotional behavior in our relationships. Conditioning is the primary reason that other people can "push our buttons" and elicit "knee-jerk reactions." These triggers are the result of unconscious and unsupportive conditioning that dictates an undesirable behavior pattern.
What is EPIGENETICS
Conventional biology suggests that we are essentially a copy of the combined genetics of our ancestry. We all have inherited an unchangeable genetic blueprint that shapes our physical traits.
Epigenetics however, is the study of heritable changes in gene expression that do not involve changes to the underlying DNA sequence. Epi means "above" or "on top of.".It refers to external modifications to DNA (on the outside) that turn genes "on" or "off," depending on the environment in which the cell is residing.
Epigenetics is the reason why a skin cell looks different from a brain cell or a muscle cell. All three cells contain the same DNA, but their genes are expressed differently, which creates the different cell types. Epigenetics confirms that our emotional conduct is also hereditary. We inherited emotional family characteristics that dictate how we behave and how we perceive things. As children we unconsciously emulate our parents’ emotional behavior and save it to our memory bank, so it becomes a part of our emotional DNA.
Our epigenetic imprinting shapes how we relate to one another. The good news is that in most cases a challenging or unsupportive emotional disposition is re-programmable, once the energetic imprinting is removed. By decoding the patterns of one’s external reflections, we gain access to our subconscious emotional database. This enables us to accurately identify and remove the underlying core causes of emotional challenges.