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Be aware that you are not helpless; you are just learned helpless

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Dr Martin Seligman

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Unlearn “Learned Helplessness” IV, Do something-do anything

By taking an action (any action) we mobilise our body to mobilse our mind.  Alternatively, the more we do the more we want to do. The Seligman’s dogs would not learn to tolerate the state of pain, if they jumped … Continue reading

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Unlearn “Learned Helplessness” III, Sleep well!

It may sound awkward, but sleeping well, in long term, can work miracles. It helps in two ways. First, it gives us the energy, health and vitality to create the best stimuli for our lives and at the same time allows … Continue reading

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Unlearn “Learned Helplessness” II – Question your beliefs

The power of beliefs in humans lies on the fact that the former can be the cause and the outcome at the same time of learned helplessness. Not only the external stimuli, but also the unique way that individuals interpret  things around them, … Continue reading

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Unlearn “Learned Helplessness” I.

In 1967 Martin Seligman conducted an experiment (in simple words, it has as follows): he put some dogs in cages giving them a certain amount of pain by means of electroshocks. The dogs, in the beginning, reacted intensely. However, as … Continue reading

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