Talking to Yourself is Not Crazy: It May Boost Brainpower and Improve Your Health
New research suggests you can reduce stress by eliminating negative self-talk “I’ve been focusing on positive self-talk with our patients for quite some time. I applaud these reports.” – Dr. Ronnie Mantin Galison
An April 10 report in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (recently reported in a broadcast on MSNBC) suggests that self-directed silent speech can help guide children’s behavior in a positive way, with kids talking themselves step-by-step through tasks such as tying their shoelaces, which helps them focus on the specific activity.
And a recent Mayo Clinic study shows that positive thinking such as praising one’s self can actually improve a person’s overall health.
Dr. Ronnie Mantin Galison has for many years included positive self-talk in her practice with a program called Look Great – Feel Great – Be Great.
“We need to condition our brains,” said Dr. Mantin Galison, director of the Boca Raton-based ReJuve Wellness Center. “We are surrounded by so much negativity. At the ReJuve Wellness Center, we stress that no one needs to be perfect. The only thing we need to perfect is our attitude.”
According to the Mayo Clinic, studies show that personality traits such as optimism and pessimism can affect many areas of your health.
“It’s important that people understand the importance of positive thinking and self-talk,” Dr. Mantin Galison says. “The real question is: Are you willing to pay the price of adopting the changes that would create positive attitude? Are you willing to make some new positive habits and your lifestyle? Change your mind, and change your life!
Researchers believe that positive self-talk could lead to an increase in lifespan, lower rates of depression, boost resistance to the common cold, reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, and lead to better coping skills during hardship and times of stress.
For now, it’s unclear exactly why positive self-talk improves one’s overall health. It’s theorized that positive self-talk encourages a positive outlook on life and prepares you for stressful situations when they do occur.
Added Dr. Mantin Galison, “There’s no question that positive self-talk can make a significant difference in your life. I have incorporated into my life for many years, and it is definitely worth it.”
ABOUT REJUVE WELLNESS
Dr. Ronnie Mantin Galison is the renowned medical director of ReJuve Wellness Center, located in Boca Raton, and on the Internet at www.ReJuveWellness.com. She is a 1984 graduate of New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Mantin Galison has been practicing chiropractic and wellness in Boca Raton for the past 26 years. She is licensed to practice in Florida and New York.
Dr. Mantin Galison created the popular “Look Great – Feel Great – Be Great” personal enhancement and stress management program. The ReJuve Wellness Center’s dedicated staff helps patients achieve their optimum health in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. The center also offers a unique protein weight-loss program with nutritional supplement consulting, state-of-the-
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