This article invites us to reflect upon the importance of acceptance, compassion and empathy. Dr. Greenberg considers that in many occasions when things are not going our way–:“…The only solution is to learn to accept our circumstances, adopt an “attitude of gratitude”, and put our best efforts into improving areas of life that we can control…”
“…Based on the groundbreaking work of Dr. Daniel Siegel, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and founder of the field of interpersonal neurobiology, we now know that caring and empathic interactions with other people can literally shape or reshape the neuronal pathways in our brains. In positive and healing ways…”
This article opens a debate on the positive and negative aspects of positive thinking. It is important to learn to accept the present, but it also is important to explore such present situation to its maximum, find out if there is really nothing we can do to preserve it, if this is what we really want. It also seems important for us to practice identifying those moments or situations where we we may find more benefit in letting go and accepting or in looking for change, instead to keep fighting to maintain what we have and we think we want so much. it is interesting to keep monitoring all those aspects of our lives and to learn to decide for ourselves when and why it might be better in some occasions for us to fight, when other times it may be better for us to accept or seek change. We are able to decide for ourselves every time, perhaps differently from everybody else. This is one way in which we learn to use our critical thinking. Hypnotherapy can offer help in learning to relax so that we can use our cognition to its maximum potential, as well as in observing, shaping or modifying our thoughts, emotions and behaviour.