You ever been in public and saw, smelled, taste, touched or heard something that took you to a thought? Then that thought took you toseveralthoughts which led you to not so good memories? Although there was no perceived or imminent threat, you felt anxious as if something bad was about to happen or you were being watched.Your palms were sweating and your heart beating; you wanted to disappear!
Have you been practicing positive thinking and positive self-talk to help you cope? After all, experts suggest repeating daily affirmations produces a positive life.Regrettably you are reciting affirmations and every word you are affirming contrasts with your thoughts, and feelings. It seems affirmations are no match for your reality.
If you have been repeating affirmations to help with negative thoughts and still have no results, I may be able to help. I am Elease A. Wiggins a mental health coach, who has overcome anxiety and depression. And for the past 10 years I have helped others suffering from automatic negative thoughts. In this time I have come editorialize simply reciting words will not repair the trauma and/or abuse you sustained.However,understanding your senses mental link between your thoughts and your feelings may be a start.
What am I talking about? When one of your senses is stimulated, it evokes a memory that triggers other senses. Studies show that a visual stimulus can activate brain regions associated with a previously experienced smell.Which explains why smell and sound have the power to conjure up entire scenes from your past and manifest physical feelings in your body.
Now that you have learned the possible cause to your uncontrollable, unwanted, automatic negative thoughts,what should you do? I have four techniques to share with you
Your Life is a Gift,
Elease A. Wiggins
Mental Health Coach
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