‘Positive thinking helps avoid family conflicts’

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FAMILIES should not underestimate the power of positive thinking as it helps to maintain harmonious relationships and avoid conflicts, said the first Malaysian female Muslim surgeon yesterday.

Prof Dr Muhaya Hj Muhamed, who is also a motivational speaker, said maintaining a positive attitude and regularly practising self-reflection would avoid placing the blame on others.

“A positive action will receive positive reactions from others, and this equates to a harmonious relationship,” she told more than 500 civil servants during a talk to mark National Family Day 2015.

In her talk on ‘Secrets to a Happy Family’, she said the mind does not only influence social interactions, but also physical health.

About 75 per cent of illnesses are caused by negative emotions, she said.

The speaker went on to say that harmonious family institutions will lead to a better nation.

The Department of Community Development and Green Pearl Marketing and Services organised the motivational talk at the International Convention Centre.

Present at the talk were Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Hj Hazair Hj Abdullah and his deputy, Datin Paduka Hjh Adina Othman.

The Brunei Times