This video by Ron Gutman is definitely worth watching because smiling can definitely reduce your stress and this claim is supported by sound scientific research. Click here to go to TED Talks if you cannot see the embedded video.
Archive for May, 2011
photo credit: mynameisharsha By adopting physical actions of a positive nature — that is, acting contrary to your depressed feelings, the body is often tricked into a more positive mode. To do this, just apply some action that you know will produce good feelings – for example, actually making some appointments or spending a few [...]
photo credit: learningexecutive Some animal research suggests that when rats help or protect their kith or kin the action causes the altruist’s brain to produce endorphins. Antisocial behaviour has the opposite effect. While these studies have not been applied to humans, it makes evolutionary sense that we are built in such a way that when [...]
Julie Verner-Mackay has been presenting her outstanding successful Choices Program since 1974. Her company is VM Learning which is located in Brisbane, Queensland. I spoke to her about her program which has produced transformational changes in thousands of men and women. Julie, what is the primary objective or outcome of the Choices Program? In two [...]
photo credit: swanksalot Our emotions are delicately balanced. The balance can be disturbed when we over-extend the nervous system. In times of high arousal the nervous system is working overtime and we are using a lot of psychic energy. The brain can’t remain in this state of accelerated activity so the nervous system tries to [...]