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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Change Your Posture, Change Your Mind

  

It is often said that Adult Children Of Alcoholics "guess at what normal is". We may try to behave how we think we "should" in spite of past conditioning. Another way to say this is "fake it til you become it". Rather than just a shallow attempt to fit in, assuming the behavior and posture of a successful person actually helps to transition one into integrating and "owning" that very mindset.

Research shows that just by changing your body posture for for 2 minutes, you can profoundly change your hormones, brain chemistry and how others perceive and respond to you. Your physiology can actually change your brain!

In the Ted Talks video above, Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.    


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