Have you ever noticed how repetitive the evaluations of our minds are? It tends to be the same broken record playing again and again. What's the record that your mind is playing? It's very difficult to switch off the noise isn't it? How about if we were to stop trying? What if we could just let… Continue reading The Record Stuck on a Loop
The Curious Scientist Have you ever noticed how much easier it is to get stuck on a negative thought than on a positive one? It isn't that you really enjoy negative thoughts! It's due to our amazing brain and it's negativity bias. Basically, our brains are "a stay as safe as possible machine!" So when… Continue reading Defusion Strategies 3
Take a sticky thought. A really typical one for many of us is: "I'm not good enough." It shows up in a myriad of ways - our minds have endless creativity for different versions of this one! Here's an exercise from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy that can help. Write out a short list of the… Continue reading Defusion Strategies 2
It occurred to me that it's a term that may not be all that familiar. I'm sure though most people have heard of Velcro? Super sticky; it hooks and clings and is hard to shift. A bit like our thought world.