I want to thank so many of you who have sent me positive comments about my Positive Prime session, “Retrain your brain to feel pleasure.”
This session is part of a tool that I’ve already shared with you that can make someone feel more positive in as little as three minutes.
The tool is a digital vision board that comes from Positive Prime Technology, an Australia-based company.
It offers audio-visual flash cards of carefully curated images, words and music that are associated with positive feelings.
The session I developed encourages users to replace feelings of persistent pain with those of persistent pleasure by watching images and statements that help change those feelings.
The turnaround can be so dramatic that I’ve witnessed clients with chronic pain watch just a few minutes of my session at the start of treatment shed tears, exclaiming that it’s been so long since they have experienced feelings of pleasure!
If you’ve wondered about the science behind this, I want to now share further explanation about how the vision board can help to create such a powerful shift in your thinking and emotions!
Positive Prime’s technology is based on several basic “positive psychological” and neuroscience principles that can change how the mind works to create lasting transformation.
The first psychological principle is called “priming.” The idea is that exposure to positive images will prime, or prepare, the mind to become more focused on positive thoughts.
The second principle is empathy. We tend to mirror the feelings that we see in those around us. So if, for example, you are presented with an image of a child smiling, you are more likely to feel like smiling, too. That smile brings a happier state of mind.
The third principle is the notion that, the more positive you feel, the greater your success, the better your health, the more you increase productivity, the happier you feel, and so on.
This notion is based on what’s known as the “broaden and build theory of positive emotions,” which has received substantial support from experiments by U.S. psychology professor Barbara Fredrickson.
The idea is that positive emotions, such as happiness or joy, broaden our awareness, mindsets and reactions, leading to heightened creativity, innovation and better problem-solving.
When it comes to neuroscience, the focus is on principles of neuroplasticity, that is that, through repetition, we can create new neural pathways, and retrain our brains to have more positive thoughts, emotions and beliefs.
Positive Prime’s applications have put all of these principles, and others associated with happiness, to work.
Initial research on Positive Prime’s efficacy was done by the Institute for Applied Positive Research, led by Shawn Achor, a U.S. author , and speaker known for his advocacy of positive psychology, and his wife, Michelle Gielan, also a U.S. author who has spent many years researching the link between happiness and success.
Their research on Positive Prime’s application found that just three minutes of watching the positive images it offers on a slow speed led to six to eight hours of a more positive mood. Furthermore, there was an 11 per cent increased likelihood that users in their research would report a positive day, as compared to negative or neutral.
In his book, The Happiness Advantage, Achor shares research over the past 20-plus years that has consistently shown that people who are “positively primed” display key improvements in health.
For instance, among statistics the book cites, they have a 50 per cent lower chance of heart disease, are 39 per cent healthier, and are 39 per cent more likely to live to age 94.
At the same time, they show 23 per cent lower stress levels (along with decreased headaches and backaches), and are 23 per cent more energetic than those who have not been positively primed.
If you want to learn more, please watch the video below that Achor has put together.
Achor advocates turning three minutes of watching Positive Prime sessions into a daily habit, like brushing your teeth, to recharge your batteries and have positive consequences throughout the day.
Like Achor, I’m so impressed with the effects of Positive Prime apps that I will be using my session in an e-course I am now preparing and that will soon be ready for pilot testing called “Partners in Pain Relief.”
If you haven’t yet tuned into my Positive Prime session, I would encourage you to try it for free!
Please go to this link, then use my code, Gwen-31, to take you to my session, Retrain your brain to feel pleasure.”
Remember, there is no cost to you. And you can tune in many times. Every time you watch, the images and statements are shuffled, so the order is never the same.
Further, to help motivate you, Positive Prime offers rewards in the form of credits every time you watch; at 120 credits, you can tune into any other session so that you can build a library of awesome, empowering resources for free.
Feel free to also share this offer with clients, friends and family. I’d be very pleased if you would offer feedback once you have watched.