Posted by Pdianek on October 30, 2003
In Reply to: 'sticks and stones' posted by jacqueline lloyd on October 29, 2003
Absolutely, words hurt just as much as physical pain -- and recent brain research bears this out. Emotional pain is processed in the same part of the brain as physical pain -- in other words, it hurts! Our brains perceive no difference. And just as physical wounds leave marks (scars, deformities), so, too, do emotional wounds.
A useful thing to do is turn down the volume on hurtful things that people have said to us over the years, and turn UP the volume of the true and real messages about ourselves.