For so many of us, life is a struggle filled with anxiety, anger, frustration, depression and other psychological problems. How can we change the script and move to a calmer, happier and more fulfilling future? By creating a more positive mind-set.
Our mind-set, the way we see the world, is not fixed. Our brains are constantly adapting to our environment. That ability to adapt is why humans have been so successful as a species. The ability of the brain to “rewire” is known as “neuroplasticity” and it is amazing. We can unlearn unhelpful habits and behaviours and take on new attitudes to life.
At ONE LIFE, we help our clients create a more positive future by helping them to make more and more positive connections in the brain, reducing their tendency to react to life with anxiety, anger or depression.
How do we achieve this? With the “four point plan”. This plan is designed to enable our clients to start to reduce the amount of stress chemicals they produce (such as adrenaline) and simultaneously increase the amount of “happy” chemicals (such as serotonin). Over a period of time, the new chemical balance of the brain becomes permanent and life is then much more enjoyable.
So what is the four point plan?
- Positive activity. Exercise does a remarkable job of creating serotonin, our happy chemical. But it needn’t be pounding the treadmill at the gym. A walk in the park, with or without a dog, will get that feel good feeling going.
- Positive interaction. We’re designed to be social creatures. Keeping our relationships with friends, family and work colleagues as positive as possible increases our levels of happiness.
- Positive thinking. This can be the toughest nut to crack, but being able to notice the good things that are happening in your life becomes a habit that will change your mind set beyond recognition.
- Hypnosis. Hypnotherapy is extremely effective at accelerating the journey towards a more positive mind set and also drastically reduces feelings of anxiety.
Future blogs will discuss each part of the four point plan in more detail. So stay tuned!