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Episode Info: Guest host: Vanessa Butler The Psychology of Pooh Are you a Tigger or an Owl? How your favourite character from the Hundred Acre Wood may reflect your personality. The Scoop on Your Poop: Why You Should Look Before You Flush How you can tell if your stools are normal? What does it mean if your stools are narrowed or bloody? How and when should you be screened for colon cancer.The Second Question and Second Mantra: What am I thinking? Think on Peace. Dr. Dave takes Vanessa to the next level in his 7 Questions, 7 Mantras Meditation method. We talk about how meditation can help us tame and control our thoughts, and in a meditation exercise we practice observing and calming our thoughts. We explore the meaning of our emotions: why every emotion needs to be expressed. If we ignore or suppress our most powerful emotions, the result could be physical illness, explosive rage, depression and impaired relationships. Every emotion needs to acknowledged and expressed – in a healthy, adaptive way. Calming Our Emotions: The Principles of Cognitive Therapy Cognitive therapy is an approach that can help us control our emotions by becoming aware of the thoughts that underlie and trigger our emotional responses. We talk about the three levels of belief: our automatic thoughts, our underlying assumptions and our core beliefs. Further Reading: Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky http://davidicuswong.wordpress.com/2011/04/14/a-hundred-days-to-happiness-change-how-you-feel-by-choosing-what-you-do-and-changing-how-you-think/
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