Modern science has discovered dormant powers encoded in the human body, unrealized and unexpressed, in the form of genetic potential. In recent large-scale clinical studies, wherein test subjects were inserted into unfamiliar and stressful situations (i.e. being called on to make a public address without warning), latent genes were switched-on that manufactured new parts of their brains.
Neuroplasticity is the ability of neural networks to change through growth and cortical remapping. In simple terms, when a person experiences optimal stress by pushing themselves into the world, they incorporate information from that journey, changing their biological structure on a microscopic level, merely as a consequence of being thrust into a new situation.
So in fact there’s more to us than we’ll ever know, but the way to actualize this potential is by challenging ourselves voluntarily in as many directions as manageable.
Learning to cope with a disability, even temporarily, is undeniably stressful. The process often demands new skills, disrupts routines and old habits, and forces us to face our pattern dependence. That said, disability also presents a tremendous opportunity for personal and professional growth. Blue Collar Consulting helps your injured workers make that leap.