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Power of Positive Beliefs

I am an educator as well as a coach and am interested in what it is that brings out the best in the people with whom I work. Over the last few years I have read a great deal of research on the power of beliefs. I am convinced that it is essential that I hold, and communicate to my students or clients that I believe in their ability to learn, to heal, and to grow.

We have to hold and project these beliefs even when, or perhaps, especially when the person we are working with does not hold them. In a recent study it was found that teenagers from economically disadvantaged families were more likely to attend college if their parents, especially their mothers, were optimistic about the teens chances of enrolling in college.

I read once about a teacher who was given a list of student names with numbers ranging from 125 to180 after their names at the beginning of the school year. Believing that she had been given a class of gifted students, she worked hard all year to provide opportunities for these students to do well. At the end of the year she asked for another class of gifted students since they had all performed outstandingly. She was told that the numbers were their locker numbers, not their IQs.

In transpersonal therapy the belief held by the therapist or healer about their client is an important component of the therapy. There is solid research to back this up. Marilyn Schlitz at the Institute of Noetic Sciences is carrying out some interesting research on intentionality, which she defines as the "projection of awareness, with purpose and efficacy, toward some object or outcome." In his review of the research on human interconnectedness, Braud claims that the mental and emotional processes of one person can directly influence the mental or physical processes of another person. Hibbard claims that she experiences "the use of intentionality in psychotherapy as an extremely potent form of spiritual healing." Benor, who began as a skeptic of spiritual healing says "Just holding an intent brings healing energies and spiritual awareness into the therapy."

Elizabeth Targ refers to medical research that demonstrates the powerful positive effects of the belief of the physician in the treatment offered. She also cites Braud and Schlitz' work on distant intentionality which dramatically demonstrates the ability of one person's thoughts to influence the physical state of another person.

She urges medical practitioners to "consciously activate their own images of wellness for each patient with whom they work." In order to help our students or our clients to let go of self-defeating beliefs and to hold life-affirming beliefs, we have to hold those for ourselves as well as about our clients. I use Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), which is a powerful process for reducing or eliminating old, unhealthy, negative beliefs and allowing life-affirming beliefs to surface.

Lorna Minewiser, Ph.D has been helping people reduce their stress for more than 15 years. She offers individual and group coaching, workshops, CDs, e-books and Stress Reduction and Relaxation kits. She is available for presentations on the power of beliefs and on Emotional Freedom Techniques. For more information you can reach her at http://www.thestressreductioncoach.com

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Telegraph.co.uk

Positive attitude could halve the risk of dementia, research suggests
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Having a positive attitude towards ageing could halve the risk of dementia, research suggests. The study showed that older people who have positive beliefs about old age are far less likely to develop dementia. The "protective" effect was found for all ...
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Golfweek

Kyle Mueller receives Overcoming Adversity Award with positive attitude after mom's death
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Monica often used the acronym PACE (Positive Attitude Changes Everything), and it's a lesson that has motivated her son since her passing. Kyle has made it a goal to follow his mother's example in creating positive impacts on the lives of others ...


Stanford Medical Center Report

Positive attitude toward math predicts math achievement in kids
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For the first time, scientists have identified the brain pathway that links a positive attitude toward math to achievement in the subject. In a study of elementary school students, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine found that ...
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Futurity: Research News

Dementia less likely for people with positive attitude about aging ...
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Older people who learn to think positively about aging from the culture around them are less likely to develop dementia—even when they carry one of the strongest risk factors for the disease.

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TIME

Your Favorite Tonga Flag Bearer's Positive Attitude Toward Losing Is Just What You Need to Get Your Life Together
TIME
Winter Olympics skier Pita Taufatofua, also known as the shirtless Tongan flag bearer, finished in 114th place during the 15-kilometer freestyle cross-country skiing event, but he's walking away from the snow with a positive attitude. Taufatofua ...
Tongan Pita Taufatofua: 'We were racing not to come last'CNN
For internet sensation Pita Taufatofua, 'this is only just starting'NBC Olympics
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Daily Mail

'What a champ!' College professor is widely praised for starting every one of his lectures by yelling 'HELLO' to all ...
Daily Mail
A psychology professor is proving just how powerful a positive attitude can be, while earning viral fame, with a simple - yet very effective - daily greetings to his students that is helping him to maintain a positive attitude as he battles cancer. Dr ...


CNBC

Stanford University study: Positivity makes kids more successful
CNBC
Schools across the country should dust off their "If you believe it, you can achieve it" posters, because scientists from Stanford University have discovered the brain pathway that directly links a positive attitude with achievement. Researchers at the ...

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Syracuse Journal-Democrat

Random Acts of Kindness creating positive culture
Syracuse Journal-Democrat
... middle school who really feel like the positive energy created through Random Acts of Kindness makes the school a better place. Self said she enjoys putting positive notes in the lockers of students. Just a simple message like, “Have a good day ...

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Drug court members laud positive attitude
Republican & Herald
POTTSVILLE — People in the Schuylkill County Drug Treatment Court are learning to maintain positive attitudes to help them defeat the addictions that made their lives miserable, and they shared their views in their essays at Thursday's weekly session ...


Futurity: Research News

Good attitude about math gets kid brains in high gear - Futurity
Futurity: Research News
Having a positive attitude about math is connected to better function of the hippocampus, an important memory center in the brain, during performance of arithmetic problems, a new study of elementary school students suggests. Educators have long ...
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