Third-Person Self-Talk Aids in Emotional Control
Talking to Ourselves Helps
As reported in Scientific Reports, two studies of 37 and 52 people at Michigan State University have discovered that talking to ourselves in the third person using statements like, “Why is John upset?” instead of, “Why am I upset?” can help improve our ability to control our emotions.
Everyone occasionally engages in internal monologue, an inner voice that guides our moment-to-moment reflections. Now, scientists believe that the language used in the process influences actions differently. The premise is that third-person self-talk leads us to think about ourselves similarly to how we think about others, which provides the psychological distance needed to facilitate self-control.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
This article appears in the February 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.
More from Natural Awakenings
Anne Wondra of WonderSpirit Soul Sistering has partnered with LakeView Spa, at Bella Vista Suites in Lake Geneva, to add her services for local community members that want a spirit-writing wellness getaway experience.
Milwaukeeans will not have to wait much longer to get fresh, locally grown spring produce such as greens and asparagus, along with honey, flowers and more!
The coordinators of the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference will present Mycelium Mysteries: a Women’s Mushroom Retreat, from September 27 through 29, in Almond, Wisconsin.
Rosie Rain, owner of Sacred Sound Yoga, is now offering women’s wellness in all yoga classes, which provide many exercises and meditations specifically designed for women’s health.
Cindy Carlson Reiki and Energy Healing will have a booth at FM 102.1’s VegOut Health Fest event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at the Miller High Life Theater in downtown Milwaukee.
Naturopathic doctor Mary Simon, owner of Thrive Holistic Medicine, is now fully trained in using the BioMeridian assessment as part of initial and follow-up consultations.
Ananda Healing Collective, a group of wellness practitioners dedicated to emotional, physical and spiritual therapies and has introduced several programs devoted to empowering women to live their authentic truths.
Now in its second year, the FM 102.1 VegOut Health Fest will feature more than 50 merchants and vendors offering wellness information, products and services; healthful food; educational lectures presented by health experts; and beer, wine and cocktails.
This season is a great time for anyone to start experiencing the benefits of meditative, or therapeutic, gardening, also known as horticultural therapy.
Give kids a patch of dirt and a trowel, and they’ll not only have fun but can find a fresh new appetite for fruit and vegetables.
Women in growing numbers are joining together to deal with the long-term, serious health threats posed by saline and silicone implants.
Plants may not be raising an audible ruckus, but scientists are finding they communicate silently with each other through smells, hearing and underground networks.