In May we looked at "feelings"
This month I "thought" it would be interesting to look at certain attributes that are linked to our feelings. One attribute in particular that interests me is the idea of thinking or thought.
Thoughts and feelings are closely connected because the thoughts we have can definitely trigger our feelings and emotions. Equally important however, is how our feelings can be the catalyst for many thoughts...albeit adaptive or maladaptive ones.
Please believe me when I say that I am not an ogre, however, I love to watch my clients cringe when I ask them "How they are feeling?" or "What are they thinking about?" More often than not, those that cringe are those that find it difficult to access their emotions and thoughts. What really pleases me though, is watching the change in a client who once found it difficult to express themselves. As they continue to work on themselves they find it easier and more comfortable to describe, assess and monitor their thoughts.
As a therapist I am aware that clients come to me with their experiences and entangled within those experiences are a vast array of feelings and thoughts. The work within the therapy is about being able to explore these thoughts, to entangle them; make sense of them. This of course is not easy, but essential for ones development and existence.
At SW11 Counselling it is important to me to assess how a client is feeling; acknowledge their thinking patterns. Of course I am a huge advocate for talking therapies and strongly believe that Psychotherapy and Counselling are excellent tools in getting an individual to understand their inner world.
Right.............that's enough from me, now I turn the tables toward YOU!
I have a few thought provoking questions below that I want you to try and answer. I understand that answering these questions may be more difficult for some than others. Have a go anyway....it'll be interesting to see where your thoughts and feelings take you to.
As per usual your THOUGHTS and comments are always welcome.
What makes you smile?
What makes you frown?
When are we self-improved enough to accept ourselves?
What impact are you wanting to leave on the world?
What does it mean to you to allow another person to fully love you?
What in life, is beautiful to you?
Where do you find inspiration?
What is your quirkiest habit and how long have you had it?
Give your 5 favorite songs. Why do you like each one?
What is your saddest memory?
What is your happiest memory?
Can you describe your life with a six word sentence?