SEFUL TO KNOW COMPASSIONATE SELF[MENTAL HEALTH] ARTICLE1,2
Earlier, we learned that we can stimulate different parts of our brain and body systems by deliberately generating images and thoughts . Remember we used the example that we can get ourselves aroused by deliberately creating erotic thoughts.
What about if we use exactly the same idea , but with a focus on compassion and balancing our minds?
Not it turns out that actors can deliberately stimultae things in their minds and bodies so that they can reallt get into a role . In fact , if we put good actors into brain scanners and ask them to get into an emotional role , we see that the areas of their brain linked to those emotions light up. If they ‘re trying to become angry , sad , anxious, or happy character , they can stimulate those parts of their brain.
So it is the same…
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