Years ago the research on ‘Learned Helplessness’ by Martin Seligram indicated that as humans we sometimes end up locked in cages even if the way out should be clear and many of us are indeed trapped in our belief systems.
The good news is that Seligram has updated research on what he calls ‘Learned Happiness’ showing that we can move away from fear and learned helplessness and burn into our minds happiness patterns. As you may know ‘learned happiness’ is the foundation of the new and inspiring Positive Psychology.
For me it is always worth nothing the FEAR acronym (False Evidence Appearing Real ) when I am looking at making a response to a situation. Do I really have something to fear or am I just making it up? Is a question I need to always ask myself.
All the best,