Though we are inclined to think that we think with our head, we really think with our whole body.

Also see Eye accessing cues.

This is the reason why simply repeating an affirmation mechanically is not sufficient. Your whole body needs to be involved in the process. Called as chanting or incantation, the following video from Anthony Robbins illustrates this point better.

We tend to think with our whole body. Even in Stephen Covey's literature importance is given to the four aspects of self namely head, heart, body and spirit. When we engage the whole body in a process, we tend to engage all the aspects of self. Whereas when we just keep telling ourselves affirmations we are using only the head.

The terms "head person" and "heart person" are stereotypes. We always learn with our whole body. If we use only our head to learn, we do not learn much. What we learn through experience (not "whole brain learning", but experiential learning) is what sticks to us and permeates our being. What we learn from live experiences last in the heart longer. We almost never forget what we learn through our whole body.


It is interesting to note that when people are in alignment, when they are experiencing congruence, their physiology is symmetrical. When they experience an absence of congruence, they show signs of asymmetry. (for example bending towards one side, the hands in different directions). Not surprisingly, in Parts Integration, there is an unconscious, automatic drawing together of hands.