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Sharon Begley, author of “Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain” explains how training your thoughts actually changes the hard matter of your brain. She writes, “Something as seemingly insubstantial as a thought can affect the very stuff of the brain, altering neuronal connections in a way that can treat mental illness, or perhaps, lead to a greater capacity for empathy and compassion. It may even dial up the supposedly immovable happiness set point.”

In this video I demonstrate, as usual.

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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 23 May 2009
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Borchard, T. (2009). Video: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Brain!. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 20, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2009/05/23/video-change-your-thoughts-change-your-brain/

 

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