Our mind is a wonderful tool. It can take in data, store data, create new data, fill missing gaps in our data, enable pop up data, perform predictive analytics, and many more other things.
Like the internet, it’s super useful but there is a big price to pay. In there, hide a lot of inaccurate or outdated information.
Helping our patients to pause, defuse, and be present enough to observe our thoughts and feelings in our mind, is a very important skill to cultivate.
It allows that space before action, to ask ourselves and our trusted others.
Is this outdated news, made up news, or useful news?
Then, we let that guide us.