Friday, January 8, 2021

Counseling to help our patients use feelings more effectively through defusion and “healthy distancing”

If we can write and represent our feelings on a piece of paper or an iPad, some folks live life with this piece of paper/iPad at arm’s length, but still in view to give them useful global information and motivation to act. It guides their actions in helpful ways.

This week, I’ve seen a number of folks who have it too close or even glued to their faces metaphorically speaking, and is unable to see anything else.

Some tried to throw it away completely with other negative psychosocial consequences.

Counseling helps folks to use feelings more effectively by holding it gently, thoughtfully, mindfully, compassionately, and just at the right distance for a given context. 

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