Just wanted to clarify something here…thought work isn’t positive thinking. I’m all for positive thinking. To me, positive thinking is to your brain like eating nutritious food is to your body. It’s a really helpful practice.
Positive thinking is feeding your brain helpful thoughts to think. However, positive thinking doesn’t replace noticing your thoughts and emotions and examining if your thoughts are helpful or not. That’s what thought work is. It’s uncovering what is really going on. It doesn’t mean you have to change it either. Feeling good all of the time isn’t the goal of thought work.
The goal is to truly be in tune with your thoughts and emotions so you can get the results you want. You may think the result you want is to feel good all of the time. But do you WANT to feel good when someone you love passes away, or your child is being bullied at school, or someone is screaming at you? How DO you want to feel? What would be USEFUL? That’s what thought work is…to help you have useful emotions, on purpose.
If you’re wondering what would be a useful emotion in your circumstance, sign-up for a free mini-session with me and I’d love to explore it with you.