The Neurobiology of Willpower

Dr. Keith WittNeurobiology0 Comments

There’s been a lot of research done in the past fifty years on willpower. Willpower is our ability to decide on a course of action and stick to it, and it’s associated with lots of positives like success, self-esteem, and high SAT scores.

But how does willpower play out in the brain? As it turns out, willpower involves a complicated arrangement between our left and right frontal lobes.

Intimacy and Evolution Are Relational

Dr. Keith WittPsychotherapy0 Comments

I believe that humans—using conscious focus and intent—extend energetically even farther into direct communion with fields of subtle energies that comprise all knowledge and form in multiple dimensions. It’s all relational, it’s all evolution constantly progressing, and it all leads to human self-aware consciousness joyfully expanding.

The Physics of Mood

Dr. Keith WittPsychotherapy0 Comments

We all want to feel better. Sometimes, this can happen instantly with insight, attention, loving acceptance, or shared understanding. But more often than not, feeling better takes time.

I call this the “physics of mood,” because our feeling states are based, to a significant degree, on our hormonal systems. Rage, shame, terror, and high anxiety create endocrine baths in our bloodstreams that often don’t instantly disappear when we address them.