Affirmation—The White Bear Phenomenon
Take control of your mindset and self-talk to increase your success
"Don't think about the white bear!" Right. Now you find yourself thinking about the white bear even more. Growing up, many people heard seven to nine negative comments for each positive one. With all that negative "programming," many never learned the art and science of an affirming communication style. No wonder they sabotage their own success!
Do you know how to get what you want to accomplish into working memory? Do you know what communication traps to avoid? Do you know when willpower rarely works? Do you know that you can develop a more effective style of communicating and thinking?
Affirmation is the programming language of the subconscious and the most effective way to communicate with the human brain--yours as well as others. Since affirmation is so powerful, you would think that everyone would hone a positive mindset and an affirming communication style.
Think of affirmation as a learned art and skill. If you didn't learn this growing up, you may be experiencing communication problems -- with yourself and with others. Since it is a learned skill, you can learn. It just takes knowledge, commitment, and practice.
This seminar is designed to increase your understanding of the power of a positive mindset and communication style. It explains the White Bear Phenomenon and other deal breakers (e.g., not knowing how to get what you want to do into working memory). It includes examples of helpful versus unhelpful self-talk and offers tips for developing an affirming communication style.
Approximately 50 minutes.
People who are interested in learning more about the empowering impact of a positive mindset and affirming self-talk style.
Note: An expansion of this seminar is available for audiences affiliated with religion. Included are examples of the Apostle Paul's recommendation to "think on these things," along with Biblical references from his writings.
Upon completion of the seminar, participants should be able to:
- Define the benefits of a positive mind set
- List the components of the affirmation formula
- Describe the connection between communication styles and one’s neurochemistry
- Provide examples of helpful versus unhelpful self-talk
Presented by Arlene R. Taylor PhD
Brain Function Specialist, Realizations Inc