In their groundbreaking research, prominent neuroscientist Andrew Newberg, M.D., working with Mark Robert Waldman, has discovered a valuable strategy called Compassionate Communication. Be the first to ask a question about Words Can Change Your Brain. Dr. Andrew Newberg is Director. ([PDF]) Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust , Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intimacy pdf By Andrew. Words Can Change Your Brain - Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or view presentation slides online. brain.
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Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Andrew Newberg, M.D., is the director of research at the. Words Can Change Your Brain. Genre: Science. Words Can Change Your Brain12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase. In our default state, our brains constantly get in the way of effective communication. They are lazy, angry, immature, and distracted. They can.
However, a single negative word can increase the activity in our amygdala fear center of the brain and release dozens of stress-producing hormones and neurotransmitters, which in turn interrupt the functioning of our brains, especially with regard to logic, reason, and language. According to the authors, using the right words can transform our reality: By holding a positive and optimistic [word] in your mind, you stimulate frontal lobe activity.
This area includes specific language centers that connect directly to the motor cortex responsible for moving you into action.
And as our research has shown, the longer you concentrate on positive words, the more you begin to affect other areas of the brain. Functions in the parietal lobe start to change, which changes your perception of yourself and the people you interact with.
A positive view of yourself will bias you toward seeing the good in others, whereas a negative self-image will include you toward suspicion and doubt.
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Some great insights into thinking about HOW you communicate, how you affect the people in your life and how you can have more successful, constructive interactions in your personal and business lives. Also, useful for thinking about core values and staying true to them in your day-to-day conversations and decision making. Would be constructive for anyone who might feel like they are strug Jedi Mind Tricks! Would be constructive for anyone who might feel like they are struggling on the "gets along well with others" part of their report card.
We all have moments when it feels that way Perhaps a little extreme in its bias against anger and negativity. Would be difficult to credibly execute in a lot of environments.
Might seem pollyannaish, But coming from such an extreme approach might help people consider their frustration more critically and work through it more constructively. Jul 26, Jenny Reading Envy rated it liked it Shelves: Good parts - application of very recent studies by neuroscientists and business scholars to interpersonal communication, using personal values and strengths to make job decisions and cut down on stress, Not anything new parts - active listening repackaged as 'compassionate communication,' progressive relaxation repackaged as 'compassionate communication,' and meditation repackaged as 'compassionate communication.
There were a few studies mentioned that I will read more closely, and I directed some colleagues to the section on values reflection, because I found it personally useful.
I marked a lot of pages, which I will discuss more in my blog review. Jun 26, Marjorie Elwood rated it liked it Shelves: I had very mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, it had some very good ideas, such as: There were certainly portions that I would like to try out.
There were also numerous studies quoted about the power of words and how we say things. On the other hand, it was very proscriptive with its 'step program'. This can actually change the way your genes express themselves.
Say no to genetic determinism. Thinking of yourself negatively causes you to think of others negatively. The author would say that this trend should be reversed, but I am cautious to believe that people will be less sinful than I would otherwise think. Self-delusion is a possibility that should be guarded against. Telling yourself that 3x If you want to relax, lean back, take three deep breaths, yawn, and then think of calming words.
Telling yourself that you are entering into a mutually beneficial exchange will help you to act that way. To encourage empathetic resonance, imagine that you are in the situation as the person with whom you are speaking, ie. If I understand you correctly you mean x, is that true? Jul 14, Warren rated it liked it. Just not sure it needed to be in the form of a full book, as it was repetitive in several parts. Still a valuable resource and worth the time, though.
Oct 30, Hesham rated it did not like it.
May 20, Mady Asa rated it it was amazing. It was very exciting book, I would recommend it to my class. The book has some very good ideas, but I found it hard to read because at some point I was getting bored. There aren't many examples in the book and the ideas aren't very well revealed.
Everyone Improved my way of thinking and communicating with my loved ones. I feel like i. Jul 13, Major Doug rated it did not like it. Listened to this book: And now, as then, she would probably be right. I must admit that the initial claims of potential benefits outlined in this book reminded me of the pitch for Transcendental Meditation, how it and the Maharishi were going to make the world a nicer place way back when. But the studies the authors keep referring to and not naming , studies I recognized because I had read of them myself, that part held my interest.
The results of those studies that they utilized in refining the approach outlined in this work is part of why I believe it really can change the world. Or at least mine, and that bleeds into yours, and The other part of the I-believe equation is the feeling I'm left with after actually trying this.
Yes, I did. I'm one of those.
I'm not sure that just words on a page could demonstrate to the same effect what the audio CD does in depicting a new way of speaking. Seriously, it's a different part of your brain that processes it. Actually, not just a new way of speaking, but communicating.
Maybe relating is an even better term to accurately describe it. It's odd, but just playing it again and listening to the recording while imitating bits and pieces with my inside voice leaves me in a better mood than even my previous go-to classical music. Never would I have believed that anyone could best Mozart in this respect, especially not just with spoken word, but the effect is even longer lasting.
This compilation of bits and pieces from recent discoveries in neuroscience is reminiscent of The Brain That Changes Itself , and though short on the same inspirational storytelling quality, this does go a step further by introducing detailed how-to. I can't speak to the lasting quality of any changes, as I have only just started this, but if it is good for nothing else besides pulling me back off that slippery slope when the dark side is calling, well then it's truly golden any way you cut it.
A valuable addition to your quiver in the struggle for freedom from the oppression of a bleak perspective. I'm eager to see what sustained effort with this will yield. Will it change the world? Will you? Feb 14, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
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Jun 18, Whitney Sanders rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 31, Eve rated it really liked it. The material presented in this book is very interesting; I listened to the audio book format and must confess if it weren't because I was listening to it on my commute to work I would probably never have finished it. I am glad I pushed through, because halfway or towards the end of the book I find out spoiler alert that studies have shown that when you speak slowly and using a monotone voice, the message is carried across "neutrally" and won't feel "aggressive".
That explained why the b The material presented in this book is very interesting; I listened to the audio book format and must confess if it weren't because I was listening to it on my commute to work I would probably never have finished it. That explained why the book was read in a monotone voice speaking very s-l-o-w-l-y. I loved that this book was based on neuroscience.
Words like: Good for me to know Newberg shows us the power we have with our words.