Knowledge and self-awareness are two powerhouses of the mind. The more you have, the more you can survive and succeed. Therefore a lack of knowledge can cause lack of personal power, and we’ve all heard the term “only the strong survive”.
The main step to empowering yourself is to identify what disempowers you in the first place. Due to the ego’s involvement, this is no easy task! However, your handwriting results will identify these things for you, so you don’t have to.
As an individual with no emotional attachments to your life or outcomes, I am much more objective than you are and, when you read your full personality profile, your subconscious shows me what is going on in your world. More than that, it tells me what your life has been like since birth and how traumatic or otherwise notable other people, places, events, and situations have affected your mind, personality, fears, successes, failures, etc.
How does it work?
Your brain perceives handwriting as a language, which is both written and spoken. The #1 activity which fires up the most brain neurons is language, # 2 is the act of handwriting. Your brain also sees your handwriting as a smorgasbord of symbols that only the physical act of writing can comprehend. Just like exercises for your physical body, making specific graphological changes are exercises for your mind and subconscious.
Let me ask you something: “Do you journal?”
You may know that journaling has been around for over 100 years, during which time a version of journaling has been recommended by most psychologists around the globe for nearly as long. However, you may not know that if you are creating unhealthy letter shapes, there is only so much “therapy” journaling can do.
Specifically changing your letter shapes, such as those suggested in Clinical Graphology, takes journaling to a whole new level. You see, by making specific graphological changes tailored to your unique personality, you are…
Opening your inner wisdom
Cleansing emotional blocks
Producing or furthering radical change from the subconscious to the conscious (and superconscious)
Becoming free from confusion and doubt
Discovering your passions and purpose
Journeying from the “old you” to the “new you” which is has a strong ethereal component
You see, handwriting is much more than pen and paper and involves much more than just writing stuff down. It is a revolution of yourself; an inspiration acquired by releasing doubts and fears so you can shine. Writing with the purpose of enhancing your life is an act of self-love; a safe place to get to know yourself, to discover who you really are, and to become the “you” you wish to be. Many lose their personal power by purely living in a confusing world that infiltrates their minds with status quo, social expectations, judgments, false beliefs, rants, biases, injustices, victimization, and more.
The act of handwriting releases the deep answers that you have within your subconscious and allows you to connect and bond with your inner self (aka: inner child) in a way never before attempted or accomplished.
I know you are thinking: “With technology, does anyone write anymore?” The answer is we never stopped writing, we just write differently. In other words, in years gone by, we wrote phone numbers, drew maps, and wrote out directions. We wrote personal cards and letters and updated our calendars. Now we jot down to-do notes, email addresses, and GPS coordinates. After all, when you drive by a billboard or see a store you wish to remember at a later date, you likely don’t pull over and park on the side of the road, only to set up your laptop, and email the information to yourself. You can also get in an accident or get a high-priced traffic ticket and fine for using your cell phone when driving.
Instead we usually scribble on whatever is closest to us such as that fast food bag on the passenger seat.
While we are on the topic of technology, think of your brain as a computer. Your brain is part of your body’s electrical system (Central Nervous System). Like the “bites” in your computer, your brain has 10+ billion nerve cells which control the signals sent to the brain. The brain then sends chemicals to your muscles.
When we learn to write cursive as a child, it’s like developing “empathy steroids”. Why, or perhaps how? Because the first letter on the paper represents you. The next letter represents other people. Same with the first, and consecutive words. So, when you connect letters, you are connecting to other people. Even if we haven’t written in cursive since 6th grade, the key is we learned, connected, and therefore built empathy.
In my Master’s program, I wrote a research paper and looked up the dates when the states in the USA stopped teaching cursive. I then compared those dates to their local crime statistics. I cannot say there is a direct cause and affect, but I can definitely say there is a disturbing correlation. I used these statistics in my speech below.
WATCH MY Ted Talk Presentation…
When you write, signals are transmitted between your brain and hand through the brain stem, into the spinal column, along the central nervous system and into your muscles. This is what enables you to pick up your pen and write. Therefore, when you make specific and strategic graphological changes, you are sending new signals in reverse – from the pen back to the brain – with new instructions until the changes become habitual.
Therefore, because there is a close connection between what we tell ourselves and how we feel – and what we believe our reality to be – it is important to realize that every strategic handwriting change has a core thought message that is integrated into the exercise. Again, these flow from pen -> hand -> brain and back again, which then become internalized and integrated into a new belief pattern. That is the power behind reprogramming the brain’s neurological connections.
When I worked at the high school during my practicum, I was a Behavioral Specialist in the Special Needs (S.N.) department. With the parents and psychologists permission, I put many of the S.N. kids through CG and, within 30 days, their focus was better. Within 45 days their grades were better and, at the end of the six month program, most no longer tested as S.N. at all. When I brought it to the school’s attention, they were very displeased.
Why? Because schools get paid more for S.N. students.
Remember when you were in school or college? Just think of how much easier it note-taking by hand helped us remember the information better. The brain recalls handwriting changes in much the same way.
In both the S.N. and non-S.N. students, I watched the school pass them to the next grade and even allow them to graduate – even when they only had a 2nd grade (equivalent) education. They justified this shameless act by saying such things as, “We are graduating him because he did not put forth any effort and the teachers are frustrated”. Wonder what will happen when this student tries to fill out a job application, or has to read and sign a contract, or lease his first apartment.
Empathy is almost a thing of the past with our youth.
By not teaching proper handwriting styles in schools, we are removing a significant amount of the ability for kids to develop empathy. In addition, we are dumbing down our society. After all, these now “dumb, disrespectful, unempathetic” youth will one day be running our country when we are too damn old to do anything about it. (WHAT A SCARY THOUGHT!!) Perhaps the “dumbing down” is the current Government’s plan?
Either way, I cannot tell you how much of the below information from Carlos Mencia was 100% TRUE as witnessed first hand by me… (minus the insults)…
Schools stopped teaching handwriting due to typewriters starting in 1973, then it was wordprocessors, and now computers. So why not take away math classes because of calculators?
Ridiculous isn’t it?
Many have removed art and music classes too. I mean, why bother… these are only two more of the most helpful things for healing and emotional intelligence.
Then in college, we are forced to take a bunch of bullsh*t classes that have absolutely nothing to do with our career goals. So we graduate college with a $100,000+++ loan that we can never pay back because we can only get a measly $16 / hour job with a Master’s degree and 20 years of experience. When a high school graduate with no college can make that in fast food and grocery industries, why would our youth ever consider college?
To make matters worse, the Department of Education’s loan servicers want $1400+ / month. Yeah, okay. Realistically, we could have only had a $30,000 student loan without the unnecessary, bullsh*t classes. Just think of how much money would have already been paid back!
I mention all that because I think we could likely agree that these things have suffocated and stressed our society’s infrastructure. In short, that’s all just examples of f*cked-up reasoning.
If you ask me, the entire school system across the USA should be scrapped and the handwriting class curriculum should be rebuilt by handwriting therapists (those with significant training in both handwriting and psychology!!). For the rest of the classes, each curriculum should be designed in a streamlined approach by other experts in the applicable fields – but only those experts who actually give a damn about society now and for future generations. Instead, historically it’s all been about how much $$$$ they can add to their bureaucratic-lined bank accounts.
… I’m sure you can see how passionate I am about this topic and how important this is for current and future generations!
Now… back to the handwriting info…
A common question I receive by mental health clients is, “You mean all I have to do is change my handwriting and my personality will change too?”
Yes! but to illustrate this more…
I have played piano since I was 4 years old. I did not play for many years, and had to reteach myself. As long as I was consciously thinking about where to place each finger on the keyboard while reading the music, I was able to proceed slowly and sometimes painfully, even though I still made some mistakes. However, after repetitious practice, my fingers responded automatically and permanently while eliminating the mistakes… all without conscious awareness. In other words, once your handwriting changes pass the state of consciousness, the changes become automatic, permanent and habitual.
I know, “changing handwriting to effect behavioral changes” sounds too simple to be true theoretically. However in application, it is deeply profound and requires a strong self-commitment. It is definitely not easy, but it is very powerful.
In closing, whether you choose my evidence-based CG program as an option or not, I urge you to consider the other various options of taking a deep-sea dive into your own mind. Then if you decide to seek therapy elsewhere, show the reports to your therapist. This not only will streamline your treatment plan but it will also save you a lot of time and money!
Just please do not use your insurance for any mental health treatment, here’s why.