The Power of Words to Promote Change

 “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. Scott Adams creator of Dilbert                                       


Every thought/ memory/ word has an emotion attached to it.  What you believe about your thoughts, determines what emotion you will create.  Every emotion has a chemical associated with it that attaches to every cell in your body.  Your thoughts and emotions are energy which affect others.

Words have power. Words are energy.

"The tiniest change in energy, no more than a few words, can lead to massive physical disruptions."

A single traumatic event alters your awareness immediately...much faster than physical conditioning.  Once imprinted, trauma repeats itself obsessively through images, thoughts and feelings.

The highest correlation for reaching 90-100 years of age is emotional resilience.

                                                                                - Deepak Chopra "Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul"


According to  recent studies:

Genes and DNA do not control our biology. DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts.

In a 2002 study at Baylor School of Medicine, Dr. Bruce Moseley was attempting to find out what part of knee surgery was giving his patients the most relief.  He separated people into three groups; those whom he shaved the damage cartilage in the knee, those whom he flushed out the knee joint and a third group who got “fake” surgery.   Those who received “fake” surgery where sedated, cut and sewed up as if they had surgery.  All participants went through the same postoperative care.  The results were shocking.  Those who received surgery improved as expected, but the placebo group improved just as much as the other two groups.  The participants who received the “fake” surgery did not find out until two years later that they did not have surgery on their knee.   

                                                                   - "The Biology of Belief" by Dr. Bruce Lipton

In this world anything is possible when you put your mind to it.  I know that your mind can work miracles.” Statement from Tim Perez, placebo patient who received “fake” surgery and had to walk with a cane and now plays basketball with his grandchildren

"The U.S. Army conducted experiments and through the work of a scientist named Cleve Baxter, has since validated this more recent discovery by taking a DNA sample from a man's mouth and as they manipulated his emotions through various visual productions on a TV while observing the DNA with sophisticated equipment, they discovered that the DNA responded and reacted immediately to the emotions of the man who it was taken from without ANY regard to space and time!" 

- Excerpt from: http://www.abundance-and-happiness.com/quantum-physics.html

Words and imagery stimulate the action centers in your brain and can reduce depression when they are positive.

According to the book "Your Brain and Business: The Neuroscience of Great Leaders" by S. Pillay, studies show that the use VERBS, observatiion and images/ imagination/ visualization when constructing your goals promote action because it stimulates the left frontal cortex. In return, when your left frontal cortex is stimulated, studies show depression is alleviated.

In addition, our brain is primed for negative ideas. Our unconscious brain only hears the opposite of what we are trying to do. If you put the words "do not" in front of an action word, we will only "hear" the word after "do not". For example, slogans like: "no bully zone" may actually make our unconscious brain only "hear" "bully zone".

Can you think of a better TAGLINE?

Your words can physically affect others both positively and negatively.  According to Dr David Suzuki (The Sacred Life), condensed molecules from breath exhaled from verbal expressions of anger, hatred, and jealousy, contain toxins. Accumulated over 1 hr, these toxins are enough to kill 80 guinea pigs.

Mental activity alone can alter the brain. Based on a study of Tibetian Monks who meditated on compassion. During and after meditating, an MRI showed intense activity on the left prefrontal cortex of the brain.  This area is associated with happiness and positive thoughts.  Read more at: http://www.dalailama.com/news/post/104-how-thinking-can-change-the-brain

Love has an immediate affect on the body.  In a Harvard study, participants were asked to watch moving images of Mother Teresa and her work.  Just by observing loving acts, the breating rates and blood chemistry changed in the participants.  They experienced greater calm and less stress.

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Karen Smigelski, LPC, CAADC

Margaret McGuinness, Board Certified and Registered Art Therapist

Kathy Schnur, Board Certified and Registered Art Therapist