Extra Vitamins of Knowledge
Brain, Thoughts & Body
Thought-provoking questions are questions kickstarting new thoughts.
It is like an adventurous journey in the world of thoughts.
This can bring good new ideas - also for problem solving.
You can ask thought-provoking questions to each other and to yourself.
Often we think very fast.
For most of the time that is okay.
But if something Is difficult
We need more time to think.
Set the pace down or hold a break if something is difficult.
This will make it easier to solve problems.
A little more about…?
What do you think about that…?
What can that mean…?
Brain seen from above
Brain seen from below
Normal brain function
Brain functions affected by alcohol
Move the thoughts
Get a piece of paper and draw two thoughts bubbles with numbers 1 & 2.
Right now you have simply practiced decision making over your thoughts. This power - to decide which thoughts you want to have - you can be practise just like anything else you have already learned - walk, talk, read, write, etc. Every time you decide to move from one thought to another, your thoughts become stronger. This is very helpful when you want to move from a difficult thought to a useful thought.
Our body, our thoughts and our feelings
communicate with each other.
Our thoughts and feelings affects
the cells in the whole body
Quarrel and scolding
can delay wound healing
by 24 hours!
We all have an I inside
I experience the world
With the help of the attention.
The attention works like
the spotlight on a stage
The ligt-attention puts focus on
whats important right now
The world I discover with my attention
consists of 3 parts
I experience my
thoughts & feelings
I feel my body
I sense the world around me
I see, hear, taste, smell & feel.
The attention can only focus at one place at a time
Sometimes the attention gets stuck
in one place for a time.
It can be amazing to immerse yourself in one thought
and everything else disappear.
It can be terrible
If the attention I stuck in one thought
which is not good for me or others.
I may feel like EVERYTHING is terrible.
Pain is an important signal
That is the simple reason why pain attracts Attention.
Physical and emotional pain is located
in the same area in the brain!
Therefore the same thing happens in the brain
when I feel Alone
or when I kick myself in the head with bad thoughts ,
As if I keep on knocking myself in the head
with a hammer:
It continues to hurt.
The brain is affected by serious insecurity
The feeling of being Alone
Neglect, bullying, abuse,
violence & witnessing violence
The brain bar (corpus callosum) become thinner
It becomes more difficult for the two brain halves to work together.
The left part of the brain works lin a linear and analytical way.
The right part works in a holistic and creative way.
Both are important for optimal function.
The Thinking Brain is reduced
It becomes more difficult to think -
and to think about ones own thoughts and the thoughts of others (mentalising)
Short term memory is reduced
It become difficult to learn, remember and understand the world you live in.
The language center is reduced
It becomes more difficult to understand what other people say
And it becomes more difficult to express oneself.
The Alarm Brain is enlarged
You feel more unsafe. You become more anxious and angry.
The Thinking Brain is turned down.
Witness to violence: The Visual Center is affected
Visual impressions are interpreted differently.
Sexual abuse: Nerve pathways are changed
The sense of touch in the genital area are diminished
The brain is affected by alcohol
Alcohol reduces the ability to think carefully
Alcohol anesthetize the Alarm Brain
So pain is felt reduced…
That is tempting.
When you are no longer able to think carefully
and the Alarm Brain is anesthetized,
your thought may change from light & dark thoughts
to completely black thoughts.
Here suicidal thoughts may turn into a suicide attempt!
Knowledge about suicide
- and what helps
Suicide can be contagious
Relatives have a higher risk of mental problems and suicide top to five years after the suicide of a spouse.
Media talks about actual suicide and general information about suicide increases the frequency of suicide.
Media information about where you can get help and what you should do if you have suicide thoughts
reduces the frequency of suicide.
TV-series about suicide increases the frequency of internet searches about suicide up to 44 %
(“how to commit suicide”).
Teenagers are sensitive to binge watching
Teenagers are 15 times more sensitive to media talks than adults.
Risk of suicide attempt
increases with the number of trauma types
4 trauma-types: Physical violence, Emotional violence, Sexual abuse, Neglect.
0 trauma types: 2,9 % risk of suicide attempt
1 trauma types: 13,5 % risk of suicide attempt
2 trauma types: 26,6 % risk of suicide attempt
3 trauma types: 38,9 % risk of suicide attempt
4 trauma types: 72,2 % risk of suicide attempt
Persons in risk of suicide
can are identified with MRI Brain scans with 94 % security.
Words and pictures about ‘death’ raised lesser ‘sadness’
in the brain than in other persons
(Thinkinuk is a mentalisation-based knowledge- and inspiration program for all people)
Psychiatric research with intensive mentalisation-based training of patients with borderline personality disorder (who have very sensitive Alarm Brands and greatly increased suicide risk) has documented that suicide risk can be reduced by a factor 10, use of health care services by a factor 30 and medicine consumption by a factor 100, and 3 times more go in to education and job.
Help from others
Talks with specially educated professional
Practical actions and practical thoughts (Thinkinuk and the like)
Contact after suicide attempt:
Letter/Postcard/telephone can reduce the risk of a new suicide attempt up to 45 %.
Bad quality sleep affects our mood regulation.
Bad sleep increases the risk of suicidal thoughts
78 % of people in risk of suicide has sleep disturbances and night mares.
Poul & Louise