Amy Cuddy, Ph.D, did a presentation on Ted Talks about her work helping people gain confidence. When I work with people on self-confidence, I like to share this link with them, so they can add these simple and effective tools to their mental toolbox. This link will bring you to her fascinating and moving speech. Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. 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.
Dr. Barbara Fredrickson is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, and Award-winning Director of the PEP Lab at the University of North Carolina. Her research reveals how love and other forms of positivity nourish your health, wisdom, and longevity. Barbara’s scientific contributions have influenced scholars and practitioners worldwide and her work has been featured in the New York Times, The Economist, CNN, NPR, PBS, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, and Oprah Magazine. Here she describes the importance of our emotions and the amazing effect of positivity in our lives:
Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.
Lipton gives an interview on YouTube clearly explaining the power of the subconscious mind, the subconscious programming that affects (and often sabotages) our lives, and – on a positive note – discusses our ability to change ourselves. Oftentimes, change is a major challenge for people, and it has nothing to do with being “weak” or “strong” it’s the nature of the human mind. Hypnosis helps us to effectively create change in our subconscious minds and our behavior, and thus it helps us transform our lives. This link will take you to the interview to learn more about how our minds work.