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Survivor Sunday
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“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”


― Epicurus #ThursdayThoughts #ThankfulThursday
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This is a very interesting article
Study reveals for first time that talking therapy changes the brain's wiring
A new study from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) strengthens specific connections in the brains of people with psychosis, and that these stronger connections are associated with long-term reduction in symptoms and recovery eight years later.

CBT - a specific type of talking therapy - involves people changing the way they think about and respond to their thoughts and experiences. For individuals experiencing psychotic symptoms, common in schizophrenia and a number of other psychiatric disorders, the therapy involves learning to think differently about unusual experiences, such as distressing beliefs that others are out to get them. CBT also involves developing strategies to reduce distress and improve well-being.

The findings, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, follow the same researchers’ previous work which showed that people with psychosis who received CBT displayed strengthened connections between key regions of the brain involved in processing social threat accurately.

The new results show for the first time that these changes continue to have an impact years later on people’s long-term recovery.

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https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-01/kcl-srf011617.php

Journal article:
https://www.nature.com/tp/journal/v7/n1/full/tp2016263a.html

#neuroscience #research #brainwiring
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Christianity Today
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lorenzo neal commented on a post on Blogger.
The pastor spoke of persons living in "known unconfessed sins" attending church. That is rather discriminating and highly legalistic because we all have some known behavioral sin that we aren't comfortable confessing publicly that in no way takes away from God's compassion and grace towards us. When preachers do things such as this from the pulpit, it's usually to reinforce their own sense of righteousness against their sinful nature. It's the same as the Pharisees using the Law to justify their behaviors while condemning that of those they deemed unworthy (Luke 18:9-14).
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