The Mind – Body Connection

The law of attraction is the name given to the concept of “like attracts like” and that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, one can bring about positive or negative results (Wikipedia). This perspective infers what we think about we bring about and that there is a mind-body connection. I also believe there is a body-mind connection that goes back the other way. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy says; “Our bodies change our minds, our minds change our behaviour and our behaviour changes our outcomes.”

Body language affects how others see us as well as how we see and feel about ourselves, such as standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident – can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain (Cuddy, 2012). There are a lot of studies that support that body language is linked to our emotional states. If you wrinkle your nose in disgust you may feel nauseous just as smiling even when you are not feeling happy can lift your mood. How we hold ourselves can even affect our memory: studies have revealed that folding arms and legs can reduce retention by up to 40% – another good reason to avoid folding your arms if you can help it. 

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About Bridget Dunn

A real estate professional since 2012, Bridget is known for integrity, diplomacy and sincerity in all her dealings. She has first and foremost strived to be someone in whom her clients and colleagues can put their trust and faith. Treating clients like family is both a guiding principal and way of life for Bridget. She is dedicated to listening intently to her clients needs and providing the best possible advice, from how to get the best sales result for their home, to matching individuals and families with the properties that best suit their needs.
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