I’m going to continue this trend of posting bits and pieces of what I’m reading, for both the benefit of my clients, and getting to share what inspires me.
It’s amazing what insights I can gain from such a variety of books and bring these back into my practice for my clients.
I’m still reading “The Organized Mind” By Daniel J. Levitin.
“Daniel Gilbert has gone on to show that this fundamental attribution error is produced by information overload. Specifically, the more cognitive load one is experiencing, the more likely one is to make errors in judgement about the causes of an individuals behavior.”
So the more things we are mentally keeping track of, or thinking, or stressed out about, the more often we make snap judgements or quick decisions about peoples motivations behind their actions.
This example is given as a means to illustrate the necessity in our day to day world that is far more stressful and full of making many more decisions then generations behind us otherwise known as task switching or multitasking. (http://www.epsi-inc.com/multitasking-the-work-efficiency-m…/)
“What did the experimenters find? The students who were in a hurry were six times more likely to keep on walking and pass by the visibly injured person without helping than the students who had plenty of time. The amount of time the students had was the situational factor that predicted how they would behave. ” (http://faculty.babson.edu/…/o…/soc_psych/darley_samarit.html)
Illustrating that our rushed society is impacting our ability to be the supportive persons that we may desire to be. Fascinating.
What can Hypnotherapy do to address this?
Often times, we may have gotten into habits of taking too much on, or differing tasks “to do later” these habits eventually cause us more stress in the long run. Though they are just that habits. Hypnotherapy can be used to address these and uncover the motivations of continuing the habits. As well often times just getting to talk about our troubles and stresses helps to release our mental stress and cognitive burden.
I would love to work with you on those!