Dealing With Conflicting Thoughts

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Our thoughts can often be conflicting messages; Here's how you can manage them.

Dealing With Conflicting Thoughts

Are you struggling with conflicting thoughts going around and around in your head?

Is your ‘I’m not good enough story’ your negative self-talk, and your anxiety so deafening that is getting hard to function on a day to day basis?

Any of these things make getting through the day agonising. You lose interest in things that used to make you happy and you start to say ‘no’ to invitations because you’re in survival mode. You become exhausted from the constant thinking in the hope that you’ll get answers or solutions.

These thoughts and feelings plunge you into the fight, flight, freeze or appease states in your brain. That’s where your decisions become erratic, logical thinking is unreliable and inconsistent, you withdraw or indecision replaces your normal rational thought processing.

At times, you’ll be more emotional than you normally would be and at other times, instead of your thoughts flowing freely, your thinking is car-parked in a traffic jam. 

The more you try and free your thoughts up, the more annoyed you become with the ‘stuckness’. At times you even feel helpless and hopeless.

Do you feel that you are constantly in fight or flight mode?

These thoughts and feelings plunge you into the fight, flight, freeze or appease states in your brain. That’s where your decisions become erratic, logical thinking is unreliable and inconsistent, you withdraw or indecision replaces your normal rational thought processing.

At times, you’ll be more emotional than you normally would be and at other times, instead of your thoughts flowing freely, your thinking is car-parked in a traffic jam. The more you try and free your thoughts up, the more annoyed you become with the ‘stuckness’. At times you even feel helpless and hopeless.

Can you change your perspective?

Without different perspectives and new tools and strategies, things are unlikely to change anytime soon.

In-clinic, face to face therapy can be the answer. A university trained experienced therapist will help you lower your heightened emotions so you’ll be able to feel better and process information more clearly and freely.

You’ll get new ways of looking at old things so can see the issues with better clarity. You’ll be able to peel away the layers of the problem so you can then solve each part independently. The problem will no longer be bulked into one big insurmountable monster.

Your therapist will walk alongside you every step of the way and all in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. Clients talk about “the mist clearing” referring to the untangling of thoughts and that hazy feeling.

Counselling can help you to turn your life around!

Clearer and more empowered, like your mental traffic can flow freely again. The pain will ease as you gather more knowledge on how to solve things. You’ll be able to see choices and will be able to make decisions without feeling stuck.

You’ll be able to feel interested in the things you enjoy again, and feel hopeful about the future. Through a satisfying relationship with your therapist, you’ll be able to return life to normal or even better than it was before.

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