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State Dependant Learning or… why do I still have the sa

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State Dependant Learning or… why do I still have the same problems?

Today on Health Mind & Body radio… State Dependant Learning or… why do I still have the same problems over and over?

Everyone has a one or even, several THINGS, PROBLEMS, SITUATIONS that repeat over and over. The same argument, spouse or significant other, with the kids or family, and that “something” that happens just before it seems you were going to climb out of the financial hole… So what’s causing this? It’s caused by “state dependant learning”.

So what is STATE DEPENDANT LEARNING?
What does this mean? It means that humans learn randomly. The learnings, education and information we retain is based on the current emotional state and it’s intensity, that we were in, during the learning. And the ability to retrieve that learning is dependant on re-accessing that emotional state often enough that we can generalize that learning into long-term memory so it will be available during time that we AREN’T in that emotional state

Translation:
If you were a happy person when you were a when you grew up then, when you’re in a happy mood you can remember all those happy times and things. And when you’re in a rotten mood you can remember all the “rotten times” in your life. 

Which isn’t really a problem, UNLESS you have some information or resources in your head THAT YOU NEED. It’s one of the reasons many people, that show up in my office, can’t remember parts or most of their childhood. Let’s talk about this today and how you can begin to access those memories and information in whatever state that you may in… 

Talk to you soon,
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