Thursday, June 23, 2005

Are ANT's Taking Over Your Life?

One of the first things that I work on with people having
trouble with communication is to look at what and how
they are communicating with themselves.

One area that stops people are ANTS.
These are automatic negative thinking.
There are several different ANT's and they can be so strong,
they stop people from succeeding.

Daniel G. Amen M.D. talks about them in his book,
"Change Your Brain Change Your Life".
He explains about the different types of ANTS and how they can
literately hurt your whole body system.

These negative thoughts actually affect your deep limbic
system in your brain. This can cause anxiety, anger, obsessiveness
and more creating a downward spiral.

Two of the deadly ANT's are, "mind reading" & "fortune-telling".
Guessing what the others persons actions are and re-acting on
that assumption. This creates a self-fulfilling prophecy.

A self-conversation can go something like:
"Jane didn't come and talk to me today. She must be
made at me. What did I do? Maybe she is avoiding me.
Maybe, she wants to promote Sally or Ted before me.
Why would she do that. I work hard and deserve the
promotion. I'll show her, she can't do that to me and get
away with it."

However, the truth is, we don't know what is happening with Jane.
She might not be feeling well. Maybe she is concerned about a family
member or friend. We just don't know,which is why it is important not to guess and to clarify with the person.

Overcoming your ANT's can help you move forward into a more creative and prosperous way of thinking.

Doug Bench, who teaches the neuroscience for the brain, understands just how dangerous these ANT's are and has created several tools to help people change their thinking including one called, "Stomping the ANT's", because he realizes the importance of removing them.

More and more this is being taught, because of the consequences that come from ANT's. and how many people's lives they destroy.
Take the time, to stomp, kill and remove those pesky ants from your life now.

To read the extended story on ANT's go to:

P.S. If you like what you're reading in this
newsletter, you'll love the book,
"Perceptions, How to discover what you are really seeing
and how it affects your belief system."

It's an interactive manual that takes you through the
steps to help you overcome challenges in communicating and connecting with others.
Perceptions-Understanding What you are Really Seeing.

To Learn more about Doug Bench's Science for Success Program, go to:

All the Best!
Maria Boomhower
The Master Communicator
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