Mar 16, 2019
More and more science is recognizing the connection between mind
In this episode we talk about a quote from Gabor Mate, MD, where he points out how these two aspects of us are closely linked.
Feelings release hormones in our bodies, and neuroreceptors develop to receive those hormones. When any feeling is experienced over a long stretch of time, such as stress, neuroreceptors increase to process the related hormones...and their presence can cause us to create situations that release the hormones those receptors are used to.
Hence, we can become addicted biologically to situations that cause the release of those hormones.
The good news is, over time, and with practice, we can chose different reactions, and support the development of other receptors that are there to receive calming hormones such as endorphins.
Thanks for listening and be sure to let us know what you think!