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Our recent radio interview with JaiKaur on Blog Talk Radio on January 22, 1010

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via “Shift” authors Tracy Latz and Marion Ross join JaiKaur.

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Study: “Self-Help Books Make You Feel Worse”
July 8, 2009 by shiftyourlife

This is an excerpt from the BBC News Health article on Friday, July 3, 2009 titled “Self-help ‘makes you feel worse’” based on findings in a study appearing in the journal Psychological Science:

“ Repeating positive self-statements may benefit certain people, such as individuals with high self-esteem, but backfire for the very people who need them the most ”
Joanne Wood University of Waterloo

The Association for Psychological Science issued a press release on July 2, 2009 titled “The Problem with Self-Help Books: Study shows the negative side to positive self-statements” in which they described a follow-up study where psychologists allowed participants to list negative self-thoughts along with positive self-thoughts. They found that low self-esteem participants’ moods improved when they were allowed to have negative thoughts than when they were asked to focus exclusively on affirmative thoughts.

The psychologists suggested that unreasonably positive self-statements, such as “I accept myself completely” or other self-praising thoughts, can provoke contradictory thoughts in individuals with low self-esteem. These internal powerful negative thoughts can readily overwhelm the positive thoughts. And, if people are instructed to focus exclusively on positive thoughts, they may find negative thoughts to be especially discouraging.

This is not surprising to me since most self-help books do NOT address the self-sabotaging subconscious (or conscious) negative thoughts that keep people stuck in repetitive negative thought patterns and relationship scenarios. The study essentially reaffirms what I was quoted as saying in the January 2009 issue of Good Housekeeping. For an affirmation to work, you must at least believe that the affirmation is possible for you.

The most frequent and pervasive obstacles that cause subconscious limiting beliefs that create self-sabotage, low self-esteem, and repetitive negative relationship patterns include: feeling unloved, anger/resentment, guilt/shame, abandonment, how we define our self, lack of self-love, inadequacy/powerlessness, heartache, fear of the unknown, stress, and habit. It is imperative that these issues be addressed to be able to achieve freedom from self-sabotage. Most self-help books do not address the faulty, limiting thoughts/beliefs that keep us stuck.
The tools and techniques in our books do!

Loads of Light to you all- and Godspeed in your journey to Shift Your Life!

Tracy Latz, M.D. & Marion Ross, Ph.D.

http://www.12keystoshift.com

Twitter @TracyLatz and @docmarion

Tags: Transformation, Body/Mind/Spirit, Tracy Latz M.D., Marion Ross Ph.D., Consciousness, Law of Attraction, Self-Help
Posted in Alternative Medicine, Body/Mind/Spirit, Energy Medicine, Inspiration, Law of Attraction, Self-Help, personal transformation

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In an effort to support the Global Coherence Initiative (http://www.glcoherence.org) to raise consciousness both on an individual basis and for the planet, we set up a group on Twitter. My tweet has been “We are looking for heartfelt leaders to join the Shift to global coherence via http://twib.es/5B5 Join in the shift!” We have a group of 85 people who have joined in 5 days! I then ask the members to post suggestions regarding their perspective on how to create both personal and global coherence. What a forum this is for seamless global communication to shift consciousness!
Please let us know if you have any ideas how to expand this concept. We need your support! Let’s create peace, joy and harmony together through inspiration and action!
Looking forward to your comments.
Enjoy your weekend!
Marion

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I confess that I was a skeptic until I saw the results for myself yesterday when I added a thousand friends and 600 followers. (yes, I am blocked for 24 hours or more? Haven’t read the rules yet). Like minded folks can connect at the speed of light seamlessly across the continents. We can create almost an instant sense of community, unite in our feelings and share our awareness and create change. Of course the intention and consciousness of the tweeter  is an important element. Twitter is often used as a sales tool, but don’t discount the fact that it is a wonderful way to  also share our passions and connect to create spiritual community as well.

I set up a twibe, yes a twibe on Twitter to promote Global Coherence. We have 11 members after just 24 hours interested in raising  and tweeting about global consciousness together. It’s a start!

Join us on Twitter: www.twibes.com/group/Global-Coherence

Just a tweet away!

Docmarion

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