‘Positive experiences can also be used to soothe, balance, and even replace negative ones. When two things are held in mind at the same time, they start to connect with each other. That’s one reason why talking about hard things with someone who’s supportive can be so healing: painful feelings and memories get infused with the comfort, encouragement, and closeness you experience with the other person’ and then ‘every time you take in the sense of feeling safe, satisfied, or connected, you stimulate responsive circuits in your brain’ (Rick Hanson)

Rick Hanson: We become more resilient by repeatedly installing positive experiences at:, (useful slides I came across while searching the net; easy to read if one is a little acquainted with Rick Hanson’s work))

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