'There is no science to prove that positive thinking works'

Studies show that thoughts are generated 0.4 seconds before the person becomes consciously aware of them.

Positive thinking will only slightly enhance comfortable or neutral emotional states, while positive thinking worsens uncomfortable emotional states, the studies further reveal.

Eusebius McKaiser speaks to clinical psychologist Jeanie Cavé on the curse of positive thinking.

Our attitude is not something we can necessarily change through our subconscious thought.

Jeanie Cavé, Clinical psychologist

Positive thinking is the process of creating thoughts that create and transform energy into reality.

Jeanie Cavé, Clinical psychologist

A positive mind waits for happiness, health and a happy ending in a situation. The problem with that is that it is not the thoughts that we create that determine our attitude. It is the thoughts that are created at the subconscious level.

Jeanie Cavé, Clinical psychologist

Cavé says when there is pressure to think positively, spontaneous negative thoughts are reacted to with anxiety and judgement, making the overall emotional state worse.

The problem with positive thinking is that it doesn't work to create a specific kind of attitude.

Jeanie Cavé, Clinical psychologist

There is no science to prove that positive thinking works, in fact, the opposite is true.

Jeanie Cavé, Clinical psychologist

What is important, I think, is to move away from ideas of binary positive and negative and into ideas of comfort and discomfort.

Jeanie Cavé, Clinical psychologist

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