Radio Interview: Why People Refuse to Change Their Minds

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I would love your questions and reflections on the topic of why people refuse to change their minds and/or adjust their stance on a political, personal, relationship, or health issue ā€” despite overwhelming factual evidence contrary to their personal opinions.

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1.Ā Have you ever refused to listen to contradictory viewpoints? Why?

2. What type of persuasive techniques does it take to change your mind?

3. Why do you think people prefer comforting lies over unpleasant truths?Ā 


Cognitive dissonance can be reduced in one of three ways:

1) Change one or more of the attitudes, behavior, beliefs, etc., to make the relationship between the two elements a consonant one.

2) Acquire new information that outweighs the dissonant beliefs.

3) Reduce the importance of the cognitions (i.e., beliefs, attitudes).

McLeod, S. A. (2018, Feb 05). Cognitive dissonance.


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Please share your ideas too!

Trust and Believe.

FEAR MAKES BAD DECISIONSĀ was the ā€œhot topicā€ during coffee talk this weekend.

Hot enough to film a new psychology video and write today’s blog post.

Blog discussions are theĀ next best thing to sharing a cup of coffee after all.

I hope this message speaks directly to your heart.

And reminds you that the still small voice within you always knows what to do.

The key is to get quiet enough to listen.

Decisions. Decisions. Decisions.

When it comes to decision-making we might not be able to change the PRESSURE from the OUTSIDE.

But we can always change it from the INSIDE.



Take your time.

Do not be pressured. Do not be rushed.

Take your own sweet time. Literally.

Slow down.

Each decision, each choice, is yours to make.

Big and small equally.

Take a breath.

Take a 48 hour pause.


Decisions made from fear often falter.

Decisions made from love prosper.

Trust and Believe.

Trust thatĀ no matter what happens.

Today. Tomorrow. Two years from now.

Believe that what is meant to be will be.

How do you stay brave under pressure?

Face it – You’re Strong!


Everything you’re afraid of – you’ve already experienced.

Afraid of commitment?

(You’ve been dumped.)

Afraid of failure?

(You’ve failed.)

been there done that

Afraid of rejection?

(You’ve been rejected.)

Afraid of being broke?

(You’ve been without money.)

Fill in the blanks for me..

Afraid of being _________?

(You’ve been _________.)

And then vow to erase that fear in your life.


By facing your fears head on.

Remember – you have been here before.

You have more knowledge and experience than you recognize.

You areĀ braver than you realize.

You have faced this fear before.


Ā You haveĀ survivedĀ this fearĀ before.

And you haveĀ thrived because of it.

(You may not realize it – but you have.)

Face it – you’re strong!

And you have the power to kick this fear right to the curb.

Once and for all!


Your final challenge is to embrace your power.

Full on!

Teaching Stress Resilience at School.

How can educatorsĀ help fosterĀ stress resilience in their students?

Resilience begins with a strength mindset.

At the start of my Ā stress resilience presentationĀ  I discussĀ how openness to challenge is essential for success.

Too much time in our comfort zone stalls growth. Feeling safe is important. But we shouldn’t consider it a resting place. More of a launching pad!

Reframe openness as a verb andĀ challenge your studentsĀ to try something newĀ today!

The healing power of imagination.

What images give you a sense of safety and protection in the midst of fearful thoughts?


Ā I imagine angels in the sky and lions at my feet. You: WhatĀ images shift you from fear to safety?

Related Research ā‡’ The Effects of Guided Imagery on Anxiety