to Rewire your Mind
(Review by Matthew Ferguson)
interesting article appeared in BBC Science/Focus magazine
recently, entitled How to Rewire Your Mind by Professor
Richard Davidson. It was promoting his new book The
Emotional Life of Your Brain. In the article he says
there are, from the research, six emotional styles,
they are Resilience, Outlook Style, Social Intuition,
Self Awareness Style, and Sensitivity to context Style.
style refers to the major ways in which people interpret
the world and the way they therefore respond to it.
There is of course no one style preferable to another
and they all have a value in context. What I found most
interesting was that he appears to be promoting the
idea that we can learn and develop these styles. Even
though there are genetic set points, much is malleable
and with the right mental skills, techniques and practice
we can alter or enhance the various styles.
speaks of, what we would recognise as re-frames and
mindfulness, two powerful skills that can generate useful
changes in not only behaviour but the actual wiring
of our brains and he has the research to backup his
claims. Although the article doesn't mention self-hypnosis,
hypnotherapy or NLP it seems clear to me that those
skills do not only alter behaviour but genuinely alter
neuron connections and is not so much therapy as rewiring!
See a video of Professor
Richard Davidson talking about The
Emotional Life of Your Brain.
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