THE SCIENCE AND ART OF TALKING TO ONESELF
The observation of someone talking to them-selves has traditionally carried with it the label of an insane person who has lost touch with reality. However, science is beginning to show that talking to oneself may not be so crazy after all. It’s beginning to become apparent that the act of giving ourselves verbal messages can help us learn, remember, understand, pay attention and perform better. Articles are beginning to appear in major scientific journals about the benefits of talking to oneself.1
SELF TALK is a form of intrapersonal communication …a type of internal 2 communication occurring in the mind of an individual in a model, which contains a sender, receiver, and feedback loop. This inner form of communication also includes writing and the internal monologue that runs in our minds more or less all the time.
One of the latest crazes in the motivational world is the concept of positive affirmation. Expressing positive thoughts and intention can increase he chances that they will occur. However, instructional self-talk is even more important than typical motivational or positive affirmation . This is the kind 3 of running commentary that goes on inside our minds when we’re trying to carry out a difficult task like drive a car or operate a sophisticated piece of equipment, or have a conversation with a best friend.
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Talking to Yourself: Not So Crazy After All | TIME.com http://ideas.time.com/2012/05/23/talking-to-yourself-not-so-crazy-after-all/#ixzz2tHKLVjcF 3
Over time, of course, giving instructions becomes unnecessary, but while learning, it does three important things. First, it enhances our attention, focusing us on the important elements of the task and screening out distractions. Second, it helps us regulate our effort and make decisions about what to do, how to do it, and when. And third, self-talk allows us to control our cognitive and emotional reactions, steadying us so we stay on task.4
Colleagues at the University of Thessaly in Greece recently found that self talk is most effective when incorporated into a cycle of manifestation that begins with imaginary thought, which becomes expressed into the real world where action can be taken to materialize it. First comes the intention and goal followed by a plan of how to achieve it. That’s followed by the enactment of the plan and a post evaluation of the results in order to do it better next time.
The Manifestation Cycle from Harmonic Law: The Science of Vibration
SELF TALK can play a key part in this cycle. During the forethought phase, careful consideration must be given to the script of what is being said to
oneself. A set of instructions must be created that define the scope of the intention. The better articulated those instructions, the more chances the intention has of manifesting. The most specific, beautiful and expressive language ever created is the vocabulary and phraseology of formal mathematical algorithm. The creation of an algorithm of transformation
specific to a particular manifestation is a superior way of designing a set of instructions to get any job done. In-formalizing such instructions into your 5 native tongue and repeating them during internal dialogue is a superior method of self-talk. Developing keywords that relate to the change and motivate the speaker to accomplish the change also add an element of quality that can increase the chances of success.
Consideration of the outcome and results can be used to make sure that the next time the same intention is sought; it will be easier to accomplish. This can be used to change the way one talks to them-selves.
Since the manifestation cycle runs both ways, there is a “learning cycle” that runs contrary to the manifestation loop. Observation of the outcome accelerates the learning process because our brains are able to map results onto our own mental representations, making the instructions more detailed and more accurate.6
A circuit called the “action observation network,” in the brain that gets stimulated whenever we experience something with any of our sensory mechanisms, does so whether or not we are actually engaged with it or simply observing or even imagining it. Speaking that imaginary thought into reality via self-talk sets into motion the building blocks that set out to manifest the intention.
It’s even been suggested that talking to oneself may be the highest form of intelligence. Talking about something helps consciously articulate it better. 7 It reframes it in different ways and possible outcomes so you get difference perspectives and directional options. Questioning oneself is a higher form of problem solving and a great way of relieving stress. It balances the vertical as well as horizontal (left, right) hierarchy in the brain.
The Portacle Transform Protocol, Don Estes, Psiometric Science Inc., 2013 5
Annie Murphy Paul on How Learning Can Be Passive | TIME.com http://ideas.time.com/ 2012/02/29/couch-potatoes-rejoice-learning-can-be-passive/#ixzz2tHL40UUL 6
What if there was a way to dramatically enhance the already powerful technique of talking to oneself? Since the 90’s what has been variously referred to as binaural beating, entrainment and frequency following response has proven itself to dramatically balance the vertical hierarchy of of the brain. This process uses different frequencies in each ear to force the brain into specific brainwave states.
However, an equally important power structure of the human brain is the left to right balance that determines whole-brain integration. It’s been known for a long time the two halves of the brain code for different functions of human thought, feeling and activity. Whereas the right cortex is relatively liberal with diffuse attention and freer to express itself, the left side is more narrowly focused, conservative, rigid and reserved.