I love this post by Ann Betz, professional coach and expert on the neuroscience of coaching. It’s a great, short read on the neuroscience behind affirmations, and how our conscious and subconscious minds work with them.
At BEabove Leadership, we’ve thought a lot about this issue. Affirmations are some of the stock in trade of us coaches, and so understanding whether or not they work from a scientific perspective is important. Here’s our thinking on the matter:
1) Affirmations are a way of activating neuroplasticity and the multi-modal nature of neural pathways. That is, many of our neurons fire when they are doing something, watching someone else do something, or imagining doing something (affirmations fall into this category).
2) As you know, we process on both a conscious level and a…
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