Watch video: The power of positive affirmations

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  • The human mind has a built-in negative bias which is focused on our inadequacies, things we may have done wrong and ways we think we need to better ourselves. 

  • Over time, this can lower our mood, leading to negative thinking and self-perception. 

  • Even simple positive affirmations can change this, boosting our mood and self-confidence. 

For many of us, positive self-talk is a part of our everyday experience. How many times have you told yourself you can do something challenging or reminded yourself of your own value, skills or expertise? 

The truth is, using positive affirmations is a helpful tool in combatting our brain's built-in bias toward recognizing problems, pitfalls and things that are or can go wrong. In this video, Swedish behavioral health expert Katie Choumitsky, LICSW, explains how using positive affirmations can uplift our mood, build confidence and combat negative self-talk.


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Whether it's stress, anxiety, dementia, addiction or any number of life events that impede our ability to function, mental health is a topic that impacts nearly everyone. The Swedish Behavioral Health Team is committed to offering every-day tips and clinical advice to help you and your loved ones navigate mental health conditions.

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