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Train Yourself to Override Negative Thoughts with One Brain Exercise

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Train Yourself to Override Negative Thoughts with One Brain Exercise

There is a section of psychology that focuses on rewards. Most of us are familiar with the process that a psychologist used to train dogs. Pavlov used a treat to reward a dog for accomplishing a task. In the process of giving the dog the treat, he would add some audible command. Eventually the dog would mentally transfer the reward with the command. The end result is the dog responded to the command without the reward. The poor dog would get to the point of drooling at the command yet never get the treat.
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We do the same thing. We quickly mentally associate something with some physical event. As an example, when you throw up after eating some food, next time you see that food, you mentally revert back to the bad experience and refuse the food. It may have been your favorite and the event had nothing to do with the food but you turn it down.
Here’s the big deal. You can choose to eat the food anyway and continue to enjoy that tasty morsel. After a while, your brain will stop reminding you of the bad deal. You can choose to overwrite a distasteful event with something pleasurable. Or you can yield to what your brain is telling you and miss out on the benefits and mentally reinforce that wrong association.

Action time.

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You can use this deal to your benefit. Think of one of the most positive experiences you had. For me it is skydiving. Now, associate that with something important to you, some value you want to remember. Work hard to mentally associate these two things together. Next, take this association and connect it to some small physical action. An easy one is to pinch the skin between your thumb and index finger. Mentally keep working these three associations together. Some call this process setting an anchor or cue.
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After you have set this cue, think of something all together different; say the last two numbers of your phone number.  Now, quickly do the cue. See if the mental image doesn’t come back and override the distraction. This is a great process.
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Why bother? Well, next time you get into a stressful situation, use the cue to override the stress to get back to where you mentally want to be. Check it out! I would look forward to hearing your cue and how you use it. I would enjoy working with you to use cueing and other mental exercises to help you accelerate you being all you have been created to be.

 

 

 

 

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How Forgiveness Frees Up Your Brain Memory

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How Forgiveness Frees Up Your Brain Memory

A psychologist was seated at a table in café in France, watching a few skilled waiters and waitresses take orders from the tables. They did so with stunning recall and accuracy. Day after day she noticed they could collect the orders and, by free memory, keep them organized and accurate. Now, if you are like me, you would be wondering when the memory bucket would get full or the orders overlap and the waiters loose it completely due to a filled “hard drive”, but such was not the case. So, some questioning and processing followed and a very interesting conclusion followed. The waiters/ waitresses only remembered the orders of the clientele who didn’t pay. When the tab was paid, the short term memory released the hold on the information and opened the path for a new or different order. So the cup never overflowed. The hard drive had an automatic “control, alt, delete.”
Ok, fine. So what is the big deal?
How often have you heard of “closure” regarding situations? It may be an accident or death, a misunderstanding, or willful act that is either quickly forgotten or ruminated over for, perhaps years, due to the lack of “closure.” If an issue is dealt with fairly quickly and parties come to some common and agreed upon ground, the mind can allow the memory to gradually fade and people move on, just like the waiters in that French café. It is often the one where the bill isn’t paid that we can’t get out of our heads.

Action Time!

Forgiveness is something that comes to my mind in thinking about this. Forgiveness can be that mechanism that closes the deal. It may not take away the consequences but it allows the human mind to get closure and go on. Want to do your hard drive a favor? For the one negative thing that comes up against the three positives that happened to you today, forgiveness may be your means of closure. It can be a freeing and opening mindset that will allow you to experience a broader, more fulfilling lifestyle. Check it out for the next couple of days by writing the event in your journal and putting on paper your position, your desire, and position of forgiveness. I would look forward the hearing the results.
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How to Improve Your Memory ASAP

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Need to Recall Information Fast?

Cool Brain Exercise to Improve Your Memory

Before you read this blog, get together with someone just for a moment.  Ask them to keep track close track of where your eyes go as you read and remember what we are going to briefly chat about.  Got someone?  OK.

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Be Proactive, Not Reactive

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How To Be Intentional With Your Actions and Not Simply Go with the Flow

Practice Self-discipline

As part of my exercise routine, I walk our Boxer every morning, 3 days a week. I go through a calisthenic routine, starting Monday with a lesser routine and building up to a heavier routine by Friday to rest over the weekend and start again on Monday.   As I walk, I listen to audio books of various types.  I listen to them two or three times before moving on to another book.  I find my attention wanders as I walk so it takes a few times of listening to gain extra insights (some might call that aging).
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I am listening to a book by Dr. Dan Siegel called, “The Neurobiology of WE.”  In making a point about how our brain functions, he briefly overviews an experiment with a monkey.  A part of the monkeys’ brain responded in a certain way when eating a peanut.  The same area responded when the monkey observed another monkey eating a peanut or seeing the lab person eat a peanut.  Dr. Siegel suggests that this offers proof for the reason of our unconsciously mirroring the actions of those around us. In one vein, it explains the trait of empathy and how our mind  is hard-wired to follow the activities  of others and thus empathize with them.  In another vein, it can also explain the actions we take when responding to a crowd and thus follow the crowd, be it in panic, anger, or elation.  It is a normal structural condition that is complex in both design and implementation.
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In and of itself, it is an interesting observation.  The reason I would have you consider it is twofold.  One is to have you consider developing the skill of empathy as it can bring a sense of meaning to life and strength to relationships.  The second is to help us both understand that this hard wiring can be trained and controlled.   I would have you consider the first responders to a tragedy.  As the event is taking place, a select few are moving opposite to the masses.  These responders have gone through some mental exercise or training to overcome this strong internal urge to follow the masses.  What I would have you consider is that there can be a process to both train and overcome our natural inclinations and do so for our good and the good of those around us.
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Action Time!

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Before I can understand others, I need to monitor my own responses.  Over the next week, when in a conversation or situation, make a note to listen to how different parts of your body are reacting.  Is your heart racing?  Do you feel a fluttering in your stomach?  Are you getting goose bumps?  During any of these processes, what is going through the mental part of your body?  How are these different areas responding to one another?  How would you, as the person you want to be, respond to a similar situation in the future?  As you hear your whole body responding, consider it as a yellow flag to be used as a signal and proceed with thoughtful awareness rather the reacting to events taking place.  Then, think how you would like to respond based on the things you consider most important and valuable to you.  Try practicing these mental reactions when the stakes aren’t high.  Let me know what you experience and how you deal with it.

 

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How to Build a Strong Relationship

Positive Feedback Leads to a Stronger Relationship

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That’s what friends are for

Having been in the financial services industry for a number of years, I have developed close ties with many of my clients.  It is a delightful time to revisit how some of those relationships began and how they have developed over the years.
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