Why am i feeling like this? How our thinking in a sincere effort to seek relief only worsens how we feel.

The thinking mind has countless ways in which to intensify our emotions, investing enormous energy and time brooding on them. In a sincere effort to seek relief, to get rid of that which is judged ‘bad’. This effort only intensifies what we think and feel. It is an autopilot response, problem solving inappropriately applied.

The thinking mind has countless ways in which to intensify our emotions, investing enormous energy and time brooding on them. In a sincere effort to seek relief, to get rid of that which is judged ‘bad’. This effort only intensifies what we think and feel. It is an autopilot response, problem solving inappropriately applied.

I have more than 8 years of experience working with acceptance and commitment therapy. After studying psychology at university and completing my masters, I began training as an ACT therapist. After working in the NHS treating those with emotional health issues I decided to start up my own practice in Northampton. I love working with people, helping them to develop skills and ways of thinking that help them live more fulfilling lives.


 
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