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January 25, 2022

"There is no doubt that the human being lives more and more, how can this longevity not be an accumulation of illnesses and illnesses, but a vital stage full of experiences and personal development?"

For Dr. Juan Hitzig, emotional management is key. That's why he developed the "emotional alphabet" It helps us to be aware of our own emotions and to understand what happens in our brain when we do "bad blood". For example, some emotions begin with "s", like serenity, which helps us to release serotonin, a neurotransmitter that favors tranquility, improves mood, improves the quality of life, moves away the disease and slows the speed of cell aging .


To understand Dr. Hitzig's ideas, you can watch the video shown below.

Understanding the emotional alphabet

This week, the team of the Mensalus Psychological and Psychological Assistance Institute helps us understand the importance of emotion management and what the emotional alphabet means.

How can the "emotional alphabet" help us?

Dr. Hitzig's work is an intelligent way to summarize beneficial information for the physical and emotional balance of the individual. The speed and clarity offered by the explanation helps the viewer to remember the value / cost of his thoughts and emotions management.


Actually, we all know the behaviors and attitudes that the video describes, we know which suits us and which do not. Even so, it is not always easy to get away from the "R" to get soaked by the "S". To raise awareness about our approach to life, we can ask questions that work as a "meter". Let's see some examples:

  • Today, how much time have I invested in the "S"?
  • And, in the "R"?
  • Are there any "S" or derivatives that are missing? Since when?
  • What thoughts are those that trap me in the "R"? Do I associate it with any specific situation / s?
  • When this happens, how do I feel?

The video highlights a phrase of the Hindu poet Rabindranath Tagore: "If you have a remedy, what are you complaining about? ... And if there is no remedy, what are you complaining about?" How can we apply it?

From the outset, reflection reminds us that, if we leave complaints and negative thoughts aside, it will be easier to direct attention to those positive aspects that we are not considering; of any situation, we can always make a profit.


The complaint has a finite function: to express the discomfort. Once expressed, what is the complaint? The problem appears when we feed it back and move away from its first objective. Getting stuck in the complaint translates, as we have seen, into a stress well. This leads to an increase in cortisol levels and a decrease in serotonin levels (we stop investing vital energy in that which produces well-being). It is what the video presents as the "recipe" to become "bad blood".

Thus, the "S" are those that increase serotonin through attitudes that promote positive thinking. How can we enhance the connection with these behaviors?

Exact. The video presents the behaviors "S" (serenity, silence, wisdom, taste, sex, dream, smile, sociability and seduction) as the engine of love, encouragement and rapprochement among others. If we revise our own "emotional alphabet", we are sure to find a multitude of behaviors that we associate with "S" types, behaviors that generate positive thoughts.

Even so, we often tend to think "what went wrong" since "what went well" is taken for granted. Well, the famous "is taken for granted" is the one that deprives of own and other people's recognition. Without recognition it is difficult to generate thoughts related to what works, what we do every day and that others do well. In short, it is difficult to increase the levels of this neurotransmitter, which, for many scientists, is one of the basic hormones of well-being.

Specifically, serotonin as a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system plays an important role in the inhibition of different states related to depression. Precisely, antidepressants are responsible for modifying the levels of serotonin in the individual.

What are the other "wellness hormones"?

Dopamine and endorphins play a fundamental role. Dopamine is the pleasure hormone. The role of dopamine in the experience of pleasure has been associated with anticipatory desire and motivation (commonly referred to as "wanting").Endorphins are hormones that promote calm, reduce pain and improve mood among others. Likewise, they counteract the high levels of adrenaline associated with anxiety and delay aging.

Today we opened this article with a phrase from Dr. Hitzig associated with aging ...

Yes. The Doctor is asking a big question:

"There is no doubt that human beings live more and more. How to do so that this longevity is not an accumulation of ailments and diseases, but a vital stage, full of experiences and personal development? "

Reflection encourages us to review our hormone levels of "well-being" or discomfort (as is the case of cortisol) by increasing self-awareness about our behavior and attitude. We are what we think. Therefore, the more flexible our thinking, the more faces and ways of acting we will reflect, and the more opportunity we will have to connect with positive thinking.

The flexibility of thought is what makes us decisive people. This opens the doors to the world in a safe way; The more decisive we are, the less alert and stress we generate.

That said, we end the article with the question of the principle: "R" or "S" ... And you, whose are you?


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