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A breakdown of the 5 Steps to Exploring Emotions
In this podcast I talk you through the key steps to exploring your emotions. Pause, Notice, Name the Feeling, Explore, Validate & Need. Originally there was 5 but I’ve added an extra one. Too often we suppress & push down our emotions. Yet what we resist, has a tendency to persist. This simple, easy to follow practice will help you to acknowledge, validate & experience your feelings more fully. Learning will benefit our emotional & mental health.
A 5 Step Practice to Explore Your Emotions
Most of us avoid, suppress, deny & ignore our emotions. We rarely take the time to fully validate & experience them. It’s perhaps too uncomfortable, unsettling or scary. Yet by resisting our emotions we create another layer of potential struggle & pain. I this practice we notice, acknowledge & allow our emotions to be just as they are.
Getting Out of Your Own Way
It’s easy to get caught up in overthinking. A simple definition of overthinking is to think about something for too long or too much. We all do it. The first step to changing a tendency to overthink is to catch yourself in the act. Notice how your overthinking impacts you. Does it make you hesitate or doubt yourself? Perhaps you end up losing motivation & confidence? Let’s start getting out of our heads & out of our own way. Kayholdsworth.com
Easing Anxiety- A Guided Practice
When we are anxious it can feel like we have no control. Yet we can control our breath. The breath can be our secret tool for helping ease anxiety. This simple practice explains how by changing our breath pattern we can start to send a signal to our bodies that we are safe.
Who Am I? Free-flow Writing Exercise
I’ve just been flicking through an old journal from 2016 & I came across a timed piece of writing titled who am I. On the spur of the moment, with nothing better to do with myself on a Friday night, I decided to share it. My challenge to you is to have a go at a 20 minutes timed writing exercise.
Taking Five Minutes to Calm the Mind
Sometimes all you need is five minutes to calm the mind. It’s surprising just how quickly the mind can start to settle, when we give it the space to do so. So why not a take five minute refresh break right now. Feel free to come and find me over at Kayholdsworth.com