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Posts Tagged ‘Emotions’

How to Improve Your Intuition

Intuition is when we know something without knowing exactly why we know it. It’s knowledge that isn’t based on conscious thinking or reasoning, but a “deep down” understanding that can be difficult to verbalize or share with others. Often our intuition is accompanied by certain physical sensations – like a gut feeling, or a tingling […]

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How to Change the Way You Process Negative Memories

The way we think of past events in our lives is very flexible and subject to change. Whenever we look back at our life story, it can change based on our perspective and what information about our lives we choose to pay attention to and find important. We can take this flexible nature of our […]

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When You Should Do The Opposite of What You Feel

Emotions can be very useful when they guide us to act in helpful and constructive ways, but sometimes they can be misleading and dangerous. In certain situations, it’s better to disengage from our emotional instincts rather than act on them impulsively without questioning them or challenging them. One technique used to challenge these destructive emotions […]

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Labeling Negative Emotions In The Moment Can Help You Overcome Them

A new study has found that labeling negative emotions as you experience them can help you overcome them. Researchers at UCLA recruited 88 participants who all had a fear of spiders. The aim of the study was to test which “emotional regulation” strategies were most effective in overcoming this fear. In the first part of […]

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How to Completely Forgive Yourself

“Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” – Oscar Wilde We have a natural tendency to blame ourselves when something goes wrong in our lives. This is because we have evolved to experience emotions like shame and regret, especially when we behave in a ways that violate the expectations of ourselves […]

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