NOTHING uses more brain activity than the act of handwriting, except for language itself. The act of handwriting uses 80% of the brain's cerebral cortex, and nearly every sensory and perceptual system other than taste and smell. "The act" also incorporates all receptive and expressive processing, verbal thought, reading, visual-spatial and massive complex voluntary motor movements and patterning. "The act" includes all underlying mechanisms of stopping, starting, ratio, complex feedback, information-gathering, processing, modifications, monitoring, balance, precision, and more. As you can imagine, the act of handwriting engages a complex mix of cognitive and motor functions, under the principle of neurobiology.
Did you know that handwriting is also a litmus test to measure intelligence as well as the brain’s acidity and alkalinity? Did you know that handwriting is also used alongside many neurological and physiological evaluations, such as the Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test in which to employ the principle of convergence? All science aside, this book is taken in part from the author’s powerful Transformational Grapho-Therapeutics (HTT) program, combining Gestalt Theory with Traitstroke Analysis. But other than HTT helping people around the world transform their lives since 1987, how can this book help YOU?
The Capital I is the only letter in the alphabet which represents YOU. Starting at birth, you interacted with various individuals including hospital staff, school bullies, dysfunctional family members, abusive partners, backstabbing coworkers, spouse, neighbors, and children. Unbeknownst to you, a portion of their being (energy) remained within your subconscious. As a result, these residual energies became the passengers of your i-Train. Because each passenger wanted to sight-see at different locations, you developed anger, anxiety, depression, fear, or addictions. Perhaps you chose a career field because you were expected to. Maybe you settled for relationships that made you unhappy, or you remained in a dead-end job far too long. This toxic potion combines with your life's events, causing you to attract "project people", struggle to forgive, or succumb to self-sabotage. So if you are ready for a change, grab your pen and climb aboard.
As of 2017, approximately 42.6 million adults over age 45 struggle with feelings of chronic loneliness. Twenty-five percent of the population lives alone, and over 50% of the population is unmarried. Results from a recent study of 300,000 participants prove that individuals with weak or non-existent social connections actually increase their risk of early death by up to 50%. As a result of these shocking statistics, more social outreach programs have been put in place to help conquer this nearly-imminent worldwide loneliness epidemic. Since life began, we have had a strong sense of belonging. Whether to a small family or a large community group, this fundamental need powerfully affects our mental and physical health. However, even if we interact with co-workers all day, surround ourselves with a large family, and are in a decades-long marriage, we can still feel very alone. With the click of a button or the help of social media, within seconds we are provided with more opportunities than ever before. Logically we know that reaching out for help is key in combating this deep, pervasive feeling, yet we don’t do it. Why?
Typically, we dislike admitting to ourselves and others that we feel lonely for fear we may appear unlikable and vulnerable. Moreover, we have been conditioned as a society to not show our feelings.Instead, we try to ignore our uncomfortable thoughts and emotions, hoping they will go away on their own. They usually don’t. Consequently, we feel anxious and rejected as if a fence separates us from the popular crowd, thereby allowing us to secretly obsess over our perceived defects. Despite all of us having an innate need to connect with our fellow humans, the degree of that need varies. For example, you may feel lonely when not around people. On the other hand, I may feel completely exhausted when I am. Yet, despite our individual differences, our DNA strands are programmed to satisfy our need for belonging.
So, to help determine if you are feeling lonely, ask yourself the following questions:
If you answered yes to any of these, this book is dedicated to you. The Girl Behind the Fence brings together some of the top female gurus from around the globe. Take a peek into their diary as they share a personal account of a time they felt alone, and how they prevented the self-destructive wheel from spinning out of control. Written for individuals, this book is a useful resource for sociologists and psychologists as well.