Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Helping our patients to reconcile the “feeling mind” with the “thinking mind”

In counseling, we often see folks who have a constant struggle with reconciling their “feeling mind” with their “thinking mind”.  I see these folks often in clinical practice. Their feeling says one thing, and their thinking says something else.

The “thinkers” amongst us trust our thinking more than our feelings.

The “feelers” amongst us trust our feelings more than our thinking.

The reality is, both are important. The feeling guides the thinking, and the thinking guides the feelings. It keeps one another “in check” so to speak to get clarity.

An over-reliance on one system over the other, is like being partially blind or deaf.

We may not get the complete picture.

Can you relate?

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