How Smiling At People Relieves Stress

Valerie Grimes, Hypnotist Presents Tip 25 for Dissolving Stress.

You know how darling kids are when they smile and wave at you? And then you smile?

Have you noticed that you immediately feel better? Why is this?

In 1989, a psychologist named Robert Zajonc published one of the most significant studies on the emotional effect of producing a smile.

The evidence all points toward smiling as a cause of happy feelings. Subjects were asked questions that pinpointed their emotional state before and after smiling, and they overwhelmingly scored happier after smiling.

In the study involving the mirror, subjects who watched themselves smile saw an even more pronounced change in mood than those who smiled without the mirror, and the subjects who merely looked at pictures didn’t experience that change at all.

The full article is here.

So my suggestion is “smile at people you don’t know.”

It brings a smile to their face and then everyone feels better, feels happier.

Tip 25 For Stress Reduction

Smile at strangers.

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hypnosis for behavior changeDallas Hypnotist Valerie Grimes provides a fun and easy approach to creating new healthy habits for losing weight, sleeping better, dealing with stress and getting more exercise. This is tip 25 of 52 weekly tips she created to assist you in Turning Over A New Leaf.




About Valerie Grimes

Besides assisting individuals in behavior change and self improvement, Hypnotist Valerie Grimes specializing in dependencies such as alcohol, food, shopping, pain medication, and smoking. She is also trained in the area of hypnosis for PTSD and Auto Immune Disorders. And is a Reiki Level 2 Master. For More about Valerie, Go To Her Personal Web Page.

She is a 2002 graduate of the Dallas Hypnosis Training Institute, and certified by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. Continuing Education is maintained 15 hours per year through Hypnosis Motivational Institute in California.