Neurographics: How to Manage Life by Drawing

Neurographics: How to Manage Life by Drawing

Do changes in your life often happen the way you want them to? Does it happen that you’re moving toward your goal using all possible resources, but you can’t move in any way? Why does this happen and is there a way to fix it? You can, and there are special and uncomplicated techniques for this.

Most of the daily actions we perform automatically. We all have patterns of behavior formed and reinforced by time, which we use in one situation or another. They are based on our own and others’ experiences gained during our lives. For example: boiling water is hot, electricity can hit, and not knowing the answer to a question is fraught with a bad grade.

Each pattern is associated with a specific response, and each such pattern is a neural connection in our brains. The more often this pattern knowledge is used, the stronger the connection becomes. The accumulated neural connections form a large neural network in the brain, which is similar to a knowledge base, from which the necessary information is retrieved at the right moment, after which we make some decision.

Neurographics: How to Manage Life by Drawing

It turns out that every concept and related action is a part of the neural network, a certain neural code, a pattern of neurons in our head. It is tightly connected with the impressions we have ever received in connection with similar tasks.

In life it is a pattern of behavior formed, a program that the brain runs to solve the problem
If you can’t get a personal life or find a job to your liking, not enough time for everything you want to do, these are programs in the mind, our internal limitations that we are not aware of, but which strongly affect our life. Let’s imagine that two people with exactly the same knowledge and experience go for a job interview at the same company, where the manager will ask them the same questions and select the future employee.

The first goes in thinking that he will be evaluated, that he doesn’t know how to answer correctly, remembers that he has failed in similar interviews before, and is afraid of repeating himself. The second goes with the idea that he will answer the questions quickly, get the information he needs, then do a couple more personal things and get the job tomorrow.

It is easy to guess that the employer is more likely to choose the second applicant, because his pattern of behavior in this situation was more advantageous. It turns out that all the decisions we make depend on the behavioral pattern or neural code we have. And the obvious conclusion arises: if you are not happy with the result, then you need to change the program. But how to do this?


If you say to yourself, “Today in a meeting you feel confident and behave this way,” will it work? Will the brain pick up such a message? This is very unlikely, as practice shows. The pattern formed in the head is much stronger, and it is more likely to work, rather than a sudden attempt to tune in to a different wave. And so we repeat it again, and we fall on the same rake.

The good news is that there is a language that is well understood by the brain in which we can rewrite existing patterns or create new programs of behavior. This allows us to open up new possibilities. The language is called neurographics and was invented by Pavel Piskarev, PhD, psychologist, coach and graphic facilitator.

Neurographics: How to Manage Life by Drawing

Neurographics is a graphical method of organizing thinking, transforming one’s state and attitude to the problem without words and conceptual process. It is a contact with one’s inner space through drawing.

We express our experience of the problem and transform the problem through drawing.
Language is based on 4 archetypal elements: a circle, a triangle, a square, and a special neurographic line that has two characteristics. It is this line that allows changing patterns and opening new opportunities on the way to the goal, transforming established neural connections and creating new ones.

When we begin to give meaning to figures, the consciousness fixes this connection, and we have emotions in relation to each figure. By creating compositions of simple shapes on the sheet and connecting them with a line, we form impressions. In this way we create a simple graphic code of change for the mind. Neural connections are reconfigured, and we begin to think and act differently, which naturally changes people’s attitude to us, the environment, makes it possible to take unconventional decisions.

Neurography provides an opportunity to remove internal restrictions and form a new neural code, which will correspond to the task at hand. Drawing, we change our impressions of reality, forming new ones. We “animate” this new reality for consciousness and begin to control circumstances. Neurographics is a train ticket to a new reality built by our hands.


Exercise 1. Drawing Your Thoughts

This exercise shows how much you hear yourself and are able to transfer control of the process from your head to your body.

Place a marker anywhere on the sheet of paper and begin to draw a line on the sheet of paper, just following your hand. You can close your eyes for simplicity. Tune in to the desires of your hand and just go after that desire – where it pulls, that’s where we go. Follow the line on the sheet, turning and changing direction until you want to stop.

There are no rules or prohibitions; the line may or may not cross itself in several places. The main thing is that the line is not a segment. It is infinite, so you can easily fill the entire sheet with it.

Were you able to draw something on the sheet? Was it easy for you to follow your hand? Did the line change directions chaotically or did you follow some sort of structure? If you were successful – congratulations, you can hear yourself and you are ready to translate your desires and thoughts into the world through your body. And you were drawing your thoughts now.

By incorporating kinesthetics, you have transferred thoughts from your head to a sheet of paper through a marker. You have transferred one of your neural codes onto the paper. Now you can work with it with the help of neurographics: transform it, complete it, and bring it to a state you like.

Neurographics: How to Manage Life by Drawing

Exercise 2. Are you ready to change your life?

For this exercise you will need the skill of drawing the main asset of neurography: the neurographic line. By learning to draw this line you will automatically begin to create new possibilities for yourself and take a step toward a new reality.

Put a marker on a sheet of paper in any place, start drawing a line on the sheet, following the desires of your hand. As soon as you can do that, start drawing a line that changes direction often. The moment you want to change direction, go in any other direction than where your hand is pulling.

So you will begin to draw a neurographic line that does not repeat itself at every movement and always goes not where we expect it to go. By drawing such a line, you connect the desires of the unconscious – the patterns of behavior – with conscious decision making. You begin to lay new pathways in your consciousness, preparing it for the fact that changes in your life are normal, and they bring positivity.

The easier it is to draw the neurographic line, the better prepared you are for change in your life. Next, you can think about a topic that bothers you. What would you like to change? Career development, family relationships? Start drawing those lines. First, you’ll check how ready you are to change something now, and second, your mind will begin to prepare itself for the possibility of change in a given topic.