Exhausted by imagined threats
One aspect of the brain's negativity bias is that we tend to overestimate threats and over-learn from difficult experiences. Left unchecked, this default habit of mind can be highly corrosive and depleting. It also results in us regularly misperceiving reality, which is far from ideal.
Rebalancing your brain
We explore this fascinating topic in our Expert Insight podcast with respected Neuro-psychologist Dr Rick Hanson. In this episode on Hardwiring Resilience, we decode why the brain is tilted to the negative and we explore simple yet very powerful strategies to rebalance the brain. We are huge fans of Rick's work (and his many books) and we encourage you to listen to his wisdom and insights.
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If you’re like most of us, your internal panic button can be triggered far too easily, even on those days that are peppered with simple pleasant moments.
When we enter this 'red zone' fear, frustration or feelings of inadequacy can engulf us. This state of mind is exhausting and depleting. As you’ll hear we all have a hardwired negativity bias, largely due to the evolution of our brain. The welcomed news is that we can overwrite this outdated mental habit and the process is really enjoyable.
In this episode of the Leadium podcast, Sharon Longridge interviews Dr Rick Hanson, a psychologist and New York Times best-selling author. His books include Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, Mother Nurture, and the most recently published Neurodharma. He’s been an invited speaker at major universities including Oxford, Stanford and Harvard. His work has been widely featured across global media networks. Rick is a...