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Negativity Bias

In this meditation, we'll practice rewiring the brain to savor and appreciate more of the "good" moments in our life, and not endlessly ruminate on the "bad "moments.

Let's begin by finding a comfortable posture. This could be sitting, standing, or lying down. If it's comfortable, you can close your eyes. And we'll take one deep breath together. In through the nose.

And slowly out through the mouth. Invite the jaw to relax. Letting the shoulders be at ease. And letting the belly and hands soften. Just checking in with the body and seeing if there's anywhere that you're still gripping or tensing.

As the body starts to relax, the breath can fall back into its natural rhythm. And let's collect our attention at the breath for a few moments. Just feeling the belly as it inflates with an inhale. And deflates with an exhale. In this meditation, we're working with the negativity bias.

And one way we can combat the negativity bias is by focusing on and really allowing ourselves to feel what is good. So take a moment to bring to mind something that makes you happy. Maybe a relationship or a recent event that happened, sense of pride, connection, love, intimacy. And as you bring that to mind, notice if there's already a state shift and where you start to feel something internally, an emotion, sensations, lightness, warmth. ease, safety.

And instead of turning away from those feelings or dismissing them, really allow yourself to experience it, to even amplify it. What is it like to feel good right now? And feel as though you're, you're taking it in, you're absorbing it like a dry sponge taking in water. Let the sensations permeate your body. And with every breath, breathing it in more deeply. Giving yourself permission to feel good.

Let's take one more deep breath together. In through the nose. Out through the mouth. And when you're ready, you can open your eyes again. Great job.

As you go about your day, notice when the negativity bias comes up or when you feel like you're just dismissing good experiences. This is our tendency. But instead, really try to appreciate them while they're there and feel them more deeply. This will help them rewire the brain to not just dismiss those events as they're happening. Thank you for your practice.

And until we talk again, take care.

Meditation

4.5

Negativity Bias

In this meditation, we'll practice rewiring the brain to savor and appreciate more of the "good" moments in our life, and not endlessly ruminate on the "bad "moments.

Duration

Your default time is based on your progress and is changed automatically as you practice.

Let's begin by finding a comfortable posture. This could be sitting, standing, or lying down. If it's comfortable, you can close your eyes. And we'll take one deep breath together. In through the nose.

And slowly out through the mouth. Invite the jaw to relax. Letting the shoulders be at ease. And letting the belly and hands soften. Just checking in with the body and seeing if there's anywhere that you're still gripping or tensing.

As the body starts to relax, the breath can fall back into its natural rhythm. And let's collect our attention at the breath for a few moments. Just feeling the belly as it inflates with an inhale. And deflates with an exhale. In this meditation, we're working with the negativity bias.

And one way we can combat the negativity bias is by focusing on and really allowing ourselves to feel what is good. So take a moment to bring to mind something that makes you happy. Maybe a relationship or a recent event that happened, sense of pride, connection, love, intimacy. And as you bring that to mind, notice if there's already a state shift and where you start to feel something internally, an emotion, sensations, lightness, warmth. ease, safety.

And instead of turning away from those feelings or dismissing them, really allow yourself to experience it, to even amplify it. What is it like to feel good right now? And feel as though you're, you're taking it in, you're absorbing it like a dry sponge taking in water. Let the sensations permeate your body. And with every breath, breathing it in more deeply. Giving yourself permission to feel good.

Let's take one more deep breath together. In through the nose. Out through the mouth. And when you're ready, you can open your eyes again. Great job.

As you go about your day, notice when the negativity bias comes up or when you feel like you're just dismissing good experiences. This is our tendency. But instead, really try to appreciate them while they're there and feel them more deeply. This will help them rewire the brain to not just dismiss those events as they're happening. Thank you for your practice.

And until we talk again, take care.

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