Monday, May 27, 2024

Honesty with self is required for both critical thinking and critical feeling

Internal critical thinking and processing requires one to be honest with one’s objective truths and thinking.

Internal “critical feeling” and emotional processing requires one to feel safe enough to be honest with one’s own feelings and emotions.

The challenge in counseling work is to create an environment/context for our patients to be “vulnerable” and feel safe enough to express these. If we cannot be honest with those, it’s going to be very hard to process them.

The problem is, some may have deeper challenges where they may find it very hard to recognize their own feelings.

Emotional literacy may help with these.

I wonder if you can relate….

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