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Brain Training New Pathways: Waking up the Paralyzed Body Part III by: Shanti Medina

This is Part III of a 3-part Neurosculpting® Institute Video Blog documenting the transformational journey of one woman’s choice and courage to use Neurosculpting® brain training to enrich her life and look beyond her limitations to know grace in the human condition. Part I and II of this amazing journey can be found here:

Brain Training New Pathways: Waking Up the Paralyzed Body Part I

Brain Training New Pathways: Waking Up the Paralyzed Body Part II  

Heather Griego’s courageous journey continues as she uses the skills she has acquired through Neurosculpting® brain training with Lisa Wimberger, Founder of the Neurosculpting Institute, to awaken her paralyzed body in this 7 minute video. Witness the excitement, and even a little shock, as Heather maps new pathways from her brain to her body, with Lisa’s guidance, allowing the newly gained volitional movement of her thumb and forefinger to create the dexterity needed to open and close a water bottle as well as braid her assistant’s hair.  

Heather’s hard work and determination in following the simple principles and practices of Neurosculpting® brain training meditations has led to her ability, after only a handful of sessions with Lisa, to perform simple tasks we often take for granted, like holding a cell phone and picking up small objects. Heather’s proud smile seen in this video says it all. She has empowered her ability to rewrite her story of limitation to enrich her life and evolve into a sense of wholeness by creating a new language between her mind and body.  

Want to learn more about Neurosculpting® brain training?  

In simple terms, Neurosculpting® is a 5-step meditation process, created in 2007, that can strategically help an individual release the grip of old patterns and entrain their brain to create new and more supportive patterns, habits and behaviors. Neurosculpting® brain training teaches practitioners how to engage and self-direct their brain to support stress management and emotional down regulation. This empowers the brain’s ability to transform. Lisa Wimberger developed this tool to save her own life and heal from chronic seizures after a lightning strike at age 15. These very same practices supported her emotional stability as a single mother on food stamps after a divorce.

You may be asking, “What’s the trick?” It’s simple, yet it takes intention. Neurosculpting® down-regulates the hyper-arousal stress states of the brain while simultaneously up-regulating the higher executive functioning parts of the brain. According to neuroscience, this specific dynamic is a state of optimized and stress-free learning; literally optimizing and training your brain to create new neural pathways of health and well-being.  

Here are the 5 steps:

Step 1: Down-regulate flight/fight/freeze response to calm the nervous system
Step 2: Enhance activity in the higher executive functioning of the brain
Step 3: Increase activity and communication between the right and left hemispheres of the brain
Step 4: Imprint the meditation for easy identification and replication in day-to-day activities
Step 5: Choose a name for your meditation

What People Are Saying About Neurosculpting®:

“With heart and hope, Lisa Wimberger teaches the practical neuroscience of healing and happiness. A remarkable book, blending brain science, spirituality, and a comprehensive action plan for clearing anxiety, lifting mood, and enjoying life fully.”

—Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence

“Neurosculpting® is a beacon of hope backed by good science. We are not destined to live in trauma our entire lives. No matter what your past has been, I highly recommend this book.”

—Christiane Northrup, MD, ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause.

Learn simple Neurosculpting brain training tools to step into your sense of possibility

Watch this short 4 minute Sounds True video with Lisa Wimberger to begin taking small steps toward living the life you have always dreamed. If Heather can wake up the possibility of her paralyzed body, I wonder what areas of possibility you can begin stepping into today.

Feeling Inspired and Want to Find Out More?

To learn more about Neurosculpting® brain training, please visit: or explore the Neurosculpting® Learning Store at: Learning Store or find a class or immersion at: Events and Classes.

To learn how you can support Heather in her daily journey toward recovery and everyday needs, please visit her online giving platform:  HelpHOPELive

Do you have ideas and/or resources to collaborate with the Neurosculpting® Institute to secure peer-reviewed Neurosculpting® brain training research? Contact Shanti at

Shanti Medina Shanti Medina

Shanti Medina is the Director of Development and Branding at the Neurosculpting Institute. She created Energize training systems and Body Current® therapeutics after more than 15 years designing transformational personal therapy and wellness programs for clients. Body Current is a proven application of somatosensory practices and entrainment principles to empower self-realization and embodied living with each breath.  She is a Certified Neurosculpting® Facilitator and Yoga Therapist sharing her Body Current modality as a presenter at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as faculty for the Neurosculpting Institute Facilitator Certification. Find out more about Shanti at

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