Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Talking to Yourself in 3rd Person & Emotions

The study "talking to yourself in the third person can help you control emotions" reveals that this form of distancing oneself from emotions can alleviate emotional suffering.  This is not particularly surprising given that this is a very literal form of de-identifying and detaching, similar to the goals of meditation.  It also reminds me of one of my recommended practices, thinking out loud, which in itself is related to noting practice (link at right).

Part of the study included an inquiry type practice of "what is [ParticipantsName] feeling right now?"

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