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Today’s article is a short one, but it’s a powerful one. It’s just an experiment for you to do for 7 days. It’s based on the premise that the world as we see it is based on what you believe (a common point here). Change your belief, and you change your world. You don’t have to do it permanently, but why not try it for 7 days and just see if anything changes? Think about all the “what if’s” that float into your mind on any given day. I’d be willing to bet that the majority of those thoughts are about something negative happening, instead of something great happening. “What if I get sick?” “What if I lose my job?” “What if Bob ____?” Instead of thinking negatively about the future, let’s incorporate something positive. What if all those long-held beliefs you hold about yourself are wrong? You know those…

I’ve spoken a lot on this blog about the benefits of changing your mind (thoughts, beliefs, etc) to improve your physical body, your relationships, your experience of the world, and your life in general. One way to help you change your thinking is by using your body and environment. Here we’ll look at what research has shown in the fields of embodied cognition psychology, and a subset of it called enclothed cognition psychology. Let’s look at what they are and how you can use these insights to help you change your mind. What is Embodied Cognition Psychology? The prevailing view of science over the last couple hundred years involves the idea that the brain is the “control center” of the body – sitting there outputting commands – and that the mind and body are separate, distinct entities. This theory of “dualism” was embraced by Rene Descartes in the 17th century,…