Although hacking, varies widly depending on what field it is referring too , all relative back to the "gaining of unauthorised access" whether that be to data and computer systems, or in this case, neurological health.
Over time, the concept of hacking has traveled far from its origins, finding its way into a number of domains like Neurohacking, Biohacking, Consciousness Hacking, Flow Hacking and Life Hacking. Each is a kind of hacking because each shares this ‘hacker’s ethos’ and a commitment to using it to find the most effective ways to optimise the human experience.
We call the common thread that links these hacking communities together, ‘empowered responsibility.’
This notion expresses the dual recognition that we are no longer able to rely on external authorities to take care of us (in any domain) but through a combination of information and open collaboration, we are increasingly empowered to take responsibility for ourselves and to put our health in our own hands .
In the Biohacking community, encompases empowered responsibility in the process of optimising one’s biological health and overall performance. Biohackers learn to modify their nutrition, exercise and overall movement, sleep, and mindset to achieve the well-being and overall health they desire.
The Consciousness Hacking community takes empowered responsibility in using technology as a catalyst for emotional, psychological, and spiritual growth. They utilise mindfulness techniques and biofeedback tools, taking personal responsibility for their conscious experience through their life.
Emerging from within and alongside these movements, we are observing the growth of the ever important Neurohacking.
Whereas biohacking concentrates on the body, and consciousness hacking explores the inner experience, neurohacking is somewhere in the middle, focusing on the mind-brain interface - the crossway of neurology and consciousness. Specifically, neurohacking involves applying science and technology to influence the brain and body in order to optimise subjective overall health and wellbeing and of course life experience.
The desired outcomes of neurohacking covers everything from a more restful sleeping pattern and focused productivity, to expanded creativity, reduced anxiety, enhanced empathy, and anything else that contributes to the psychological well-being and emotional health of a whole, thriving human beings.
The technologies of neurohacking from chemical technologies like nootropics and entheogens, probiotics to support the gut-brain connection, bioelectrical technologies like neurofeedback and transcranial stimulation, photic therapies like low level laser therapy and all the way to embodied practices like somatics and meditation. So long as there is a scientifically accessible biological mechanism for effecting subjective experience, it belongs in the domain of neurohacking.
Now Neurohacking didn’t just come from anywhere. For years there have been many movements and communities out there, playing in and pioneering some aspect of the neurohacking.
Some of these domains include:
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Some Neurohacking in the clinic include Applied Movement Neurology, The Wim Hof Method, Access Bars, Naturopathic Medical Nutrition, and of course the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber (just to name a few).
Of course if you're confused on where to begin book in for a short initial and we can guide you on the right path x