Focusing on positive experiences is a reflex for some, but it’s a skill that all of us would be wise to adopt. Because not only can it be just plain enjoyable to mentally relive good experiences, it can actually rewire the brain.
New findings keep showing us that everything we do affects our brain. But that is in both positive and negative ways.
So wherever we focus our attention, we’re making lasting change, for better or worse.... wherever we focus our attention, we're making lasting change, for better or worse. @RuthBuczynski Click To Tweet
But Rick Hanson, PhD has a way that we can positively influence changes in the brain – and it can even extend our capacity for basic survival.
Check out this short (2:24) video for more.
The more we show people that changing the brain can be both simple and enjoyable, the better equipped they’ll be to transform their lives.
To find out more about how the brain can change through positive experience (and what to do for someone when good things in life just seem out of their reach), check this out.
How have you encouraged patients to focus more on positivity? Please share your experience in the comments.