Counselling in Dublin

“This too shall pass”.

When things are bad,  remember: it won’t always be this way. Take one day at a time.

When things are good, remember: it won’t always be this way. Enjoy every great moment.

 

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Stress Management

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”
It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down! -author unknown.

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Negative Thinking & Mindfulness

Unhappiness is the result of negative feelings which come from negative thinking. This can then result in negative behaviour. For example someone in work does something to offend/upset you. You deal with it in that moment but later driving home you begin to replay the event in your head, what you should/shouldn’t have said/ what they should/shouldn’t have said or done……..At this point it is not the situation that is causing your upset, you are actually doing it to yourself with your own thoughts. Bad enough to have the upset once in the day, why keep doing it to yourself again with your own thoughts? Instead practice Mindfulness, bring yourself back into the present moment by using your five senses.

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Psychotherapy and Counselling in Dublin

Remember your thoughts cannot think themselves, you have to keep feeding them your attention to hold them in place. Whatever you focus on grows. You are the boss of your thoughts, so decide right now what you are going to think about for the rest of the day. Why not focus on all the good things you have in life or focus on all the good qualities of people in your life. No need to pay attention to any of their bad points, too many thoughts have already gone onto their bad points. Put the same focus onto their good points and watch that relationship quickly transform.

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