Learn about some techniques to help you stop and challenge negative thought patterns.
- Have you heard the story of a man…who tells his grandson about two fighting wolves?…One wolf is angry, filled with self-pity and ego.…The other wolf is joyful, kind, and empathetic.…Their battle is fierce.…"Which one will win?" asks the boy.…And grandfather replies, "The one you feed."…Many of us experience that same battle within.…We feed that negative wolf when we think of…doomsday scenarios, or doubt ourselves…and everyone around us.…
We feed the positive wolf when we dwell on possibilities,…strengths, and gratitude.…When we're feeding the negative wolf, how do we stop?…Can we choose our thoughts?…Absolutely.…Viktor Frankl wrote, "The last of the human freedoms…"is to choose one's attitude…"in any given set of circumstances."…Frankl was an Austrian psychiatrist…and a Holocaust survivor.…
If he had the ability to choose his thoughts, his attitude,…don't you think we can too?…We can,…but it's going to take some mental effort.…If you find that you are ruminating on one…specific issue or problem, that is just going…
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- Identify the behaviors associated with particular positivity practices.
- Recall the properties of an active-constructive response.
- Differentiate between a weakness-focus (performance gap) and a strength-based-focus.
- Identify the best positivity strategy for use in particular situations.
- Distinguish between a healthy practice of affirmative bias (positivity) and an unhealthy practice of ignoring threats, challenges, or conflict.