Thoughts are real and have a real impact on how we feel physically mental and emotionally. I trained in the 1980's in Neuro, Linguisitc Programming which really is a study of how our thinking programmes us. Neuroscience shows us that our thoughts actually cause chemicals called neurotransmitters to be released and every thought produces neurons firing.
So in effect who you are can change from moment to moment simply by changing your thinking.
This is the really good news for healing. It may seem a bit far fetched but this is backed up by science and research.
Lets look at gratitude
There is an antidepressant called Wellbutrin that boosts the neurotransmitter (hormone) called dopamine. What is so interesting is so does gratitude.
Gratitude toward others for example, increases activity in the social dopamine circuits, which in effect, makes social interactions more enjoyable.
This causes a positive feedback loop in your relationships. Have you ever had a day of just being nice to someone and they are nice back and so the cycle continues?
Another antidepressant Prozac boosts the neurotransmitter serotonin. But once again, so does gratitude.
To help you appreciate that this really does work. Think about the placebo effect. Being given a sugar pill and told it will help your symptoms and hey presto, you feel better!
So to start the process of changing your thoughts, look at some words that you may use and just change them slightly. For example change;
Worry v concern
Concern is reasoned and purposeful you may have a concern about keeping your home safe and have window locks, but you don't waste time worrying about it
Worry concentrates on pointless wishing and attracts and magnifies free floating anxieties It becomes a background buzz in your mind.
yes these are mind games, but healty ones. Have fun!
Once you've mastered your thoughts, then you can move onto beliefs. I can pass with anatomy and physiology course with flying colours! Now that would be a really empowering belief! Good luck!
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