Philippa Perry Quotes

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Philippa Perry Quotes

Our brains do not have to be fixed, they can be plastic.
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As we get older it is our short term memory that fades rather than our long term memory. Perhaps we have evolved like this so that we are able to tell the younger generation about the stories and experiences that have formed us which may be important to subsequent generations if they are to thrive.
I worry though, about what might happen to our minds if most of the stories we hear are about greed, war, and atrocity

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It may help to remember when you receive a complaint that it is only nominally about you; it is really information about the person making the complaint.

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When psychotherapy began, it was about the practitioner listening to a patient and interpreting what the patient said, in order to afford the patient insights about his or her psyche. But now we understand that the main curative part of psychotherapy is the relationship itself. It appears not to be relevant which psychology school the practitioner belongs to. What matters is the quality of the relationship and the practitioner's belief in what he or she is offering.

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Philippa Perry Quotes: Plasticity is an intrinsic property of
Plasticity is an intrinsic property of the human brain and represents evolution's invention to enable the nervous system to escape the restrictions of its own genome and thus adapt to environmental pressures, physiologic changes, and experiences.

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If someone is depressed they tend to retreat within the inner circle of their comfort zone which in the longer term, may contribute to exacerbating a problem rather than soothing it and if not seeking to expand the comfort zone becomes the norm.

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A sense of achievement improves general confidence and self-esteem.

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If we are not using our brains' capacity for challenge it feels to me as though it atrophies like an unused muscle.

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The extreme of flexibility is chaos and the extreme of being structured is rigid and staying sane, or indeed using your creativity, is about being aware of these extremes and steering yourself to areas where you work best which usually tend to be more in the middle than at either extreme edge.

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Philippa Perry Quotes: It seems whether we have a tendency
It seems whether we have a tendency towards being flexible or structured affects how we create, how we parent, how we work.

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If we keep practicing mental skills it is likely we can strengthen neural connections and make new connections.

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In order to stretch ourselves we do need to experience the vulnerability of not knowing the outcome.

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It used to be thought that you stopped making new neural connections in your youth and from then on your brain was fixed and it was downhill all the way. But in fact as we know from our own experience we can keep on learning and learning means changing our brain on a physical level.

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Philippa Perry Quotes: Neurogenesis continues throughout life
Neurogenesis continues throughout life and we have the capacity to establish new neural pathways and strengthen existing ones.

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Our brains do not have to be fixed, they can be plastic.

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After a stroke we can re-learn how to talk, because by practicing we can establish different pathways in the brain, circumnavigating the damaged part.

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Philippa Perry Quotes: Meditators are shown to have thickening
Meditators are shown to have thickening in parts of the brain structure that deal with attention, memory and sensory functions. This was found to be more noticeable in older, more practiced meditators than in younger adults which is interesting because this structure usually tends to get thinner as we age.

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Meditation is focused attention and the more we practise focusing our brains the more connections we build up.

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If you start from a position of I'm a no-hoper, in a paradoxical kind of way you are not risking being vulnerable.

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Philippa Perry Quotes: People tend to slip up and go along the
People tend to slip up and go along the old road before they realise what they've done and climb out of it again.

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If we think of our brains as a map, those early roads are like grooves, tram tracks, easy to fall into.

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Our emotional map is laid down mainly in relationship with our earliest caregiver in the first couple of years of life.

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Beginning a new habit, or ending an old one can feel like letting go of a rope that swings a mile above the ground. So we feel reluctant to let go, after all, we've survived so far doing what we've done, why risk it.

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Philippa Perry Quotes: Sometimes an artists vision may get
Sometimes an artist's vision may get blurred when subjected to a committee because an artwork is usually an expression of something unconscious that is better left in the realm of one person's unconscious if it is to speak to another person's unconscious.

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There are probably times where the creative process is not helped by collaboration.

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The trouble is if we take no new steps to try a new challenge, our comfort zone doesn't seem just to stay still, but retract.

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Two brains are better than one. You've twice the brain capacity and you have two sets of experiences and genes to bring to any challenge.

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