ARE YOU FEARFUL & NEGATIVE? OR FEARLESS & POSITIVE?
We can all easily fall into the vicious cycle of negative thinking, which can affect us on so many levels. This trap of focusing on the negative leaves us feeling tired, overwrought, with a sense of being out of control and finally interferes with out sleep patterns. In effect it is the cycle of anxiety!
HOW DO NEGATIVE THOUGHTS AFFECT US?
It starts with a trigger, followed by our thoughts, then emotions and finally our behaviour. By working collaboratively we find the triggers, and evaluate your response. These triggers create negative or unhelpful thoughts which become negative emotions, and then your behaviour changes and begins impacting on your life.
Change or behaviour can include factors like becoming withdrawn, agruing with your partner, excessively drinking alcohol, or becoming aggressive or irritable. These behaviours have a massive impact on your health!
EFFECT ON HEALTH
How does your body react to stress or anxiety? Do your muscles ache? Sweat profusely? Get headaches? Shake uncontrollably? Or do you get lethargic, tired and have no energy? The long term impact on these physical symptoms can have a long term negative effect.
BREAKING THE CYCLE
In order to break the cycle, first recognise and acknowledge that you are in the cycle, second admit to yourself that you do need help and are ready and willing to make changes. Changing the way we think may sound hard however it is the one thing that we do have control over! Some call it positive thinking- I call it a “reframe”!! My coaching helps you make these changes by:
First I teach you some simple tools to help you regain control of your thoughts and emotions. Next we look at what causes the triggers and look at any other issues that lie underneath the surface and deal with those and then with…
To help give you clarity of mind, we look at what is important to you in your life and how it is shaping up, learning something about yourself along the way. Next building a more “resilient you” to ensure that you can deal with any future triggers before they become an issue for you. Finally build a compelling future looking at how and where you would like to take your life moving forward.