You can directly experience how mirror neurons generate empathy in you by watching the Empathy Video. This video presents a slide show that screens a number of photographs, one at a time. The images are of people’s faces expressing the basic range of human emotions, from fear to happiness. Each photograph remains on screen for ten seconds before transitioning to the next one. Your task is to look at the face and sense the emotion the face is expressing. Allow yourself to feel the emotion on that face. See if you can enter that person’s experience completely, as if it were your own experience. Be sensitive to your visceral responses, such as the sensation of your heart opening, the stirring of gut feelings, emotional contagion, and the state of your brain. As you read each face, don’t analyze the expression. Just look at the face and wait for a feeling to come up in you. There is an old Zen saying that goes: No need to figure anything out when you can feel your way through it. If at any point during the slide show your mind wanders off, gently bring it back to the task.
You are likely to be surprised by how much empathy you are capable of feeling for another human being. So, right now, watch the Empathy Video.
We all understand that stress damages our health, decreases emotional intelligence, lowers performance, and limits our potential to succeed. Yet studies show that more than 80 percent of us are doing nothing about it.
If you are part of the 80 percent, make no mistake; stress is serious. It can shorten lifespan by 10 years. It isn’t something you should someday do something about. You need to attend to it today. And you can. There is a solution to stress. Not stress management, not stress relief, but the end of stress.
After years of research and testing, Don Joseph Goewey has developed this simple yet powerful 4 step process that you can easily apply to your daily life. One to two months of using these tools and processes, and you will finally be able to say goodbye to the ubiquitous stress that has thwarted your goals and your happiness.
This method, which is based in neuroscience, has achieved unprecedented results in high pressure work environments within large organizations. The shift it facilitates not only alleviates your stress, but also establishes the neurological condition for higher brain function to expand and flourish, leading to greater success with your goals, more joy in your work, and more peace at home. 4 Steps, 8 Weeks, the end of stress.