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Sometimes, clients share with me that they have trouble identifying what a particular emotion or feeling "should" feel like. What is "sadness"? How do you know you're sad? What do you do, in that case?
Sometimes it's hard to identify what it is we feel, and how to describe that. We can always go back to how things "feel" in our bodies, as the body often gives clear indications of what is going on.
This video delves a little deeper into the difference between emotions (e-motion: energy in motion) and feelings; the difference between physical sensations (emotions) and the labels we stick on them (feelings). This can help you to become more adept and able to identify what it is you are feeling, and how you can deal with both the bodily expression and the thoughts that come with it.
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Here is an awesome takeaway from the last Live Hive.
The Law of Polarity “For anything to happen, you need to have an idea of the equal and exact opposite.”
Reflecting back on what Marc said, we have made a document that you can use in your own free time to try out the technique Marc showed us in our last Live Hive about Contrast.
↓We have posted the file in the Adult Live Hive Group in the Link below ↓
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In May's Live Hive for Spirit Hive, Carren Smith and I discussed Contrast, the Law of Polarity, and how our "don't wants" and "don't likes" can actually help us to get into a better "feeling space" and "goal setting space".
When we KNOW what we DON'T want (anymore), we have created more clarity about what we DO want. It's then a matter of getting into the feeling space of that, and taking action towards it.
The Law of Polarity is one of those Universal Laws we cannot escape. We may as well use it to our benefit!
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I have often said: "the day I don't want to learn new things anymore is the day I will die". A tad dramatic, perhaps, but there is a core of truth in it.
Now that Uni's over, I've decided to go "private". I am going to "immerse" myself in one of the most AWESOME counselling and coaching modalities out there, at the moment:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I LOVE Steven Hayes' work. Accept "what is" and Commit to "what's valued". So Simple. So powerful.
If you want to know more, hit me up. In the meantime, I'll be immersed.
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Oh Marc de Bruin how exciting! I ADORE ACT and although I am still teaching full time atm I’m starting up with ACT as my primary modality in practice later this year too, it just ticks every box in my opinion ☺️ All the very best with everything! 🥳
As a lawyer, my motto was always to "stay in control of the conversation"; meaning: being pro-active; prompting; not waiting or expecting, or assuming. Chances of the (legal) conversation not going my way were seriously minimised by that attitude.
In life it is the same. If we want to be treated a particular way, the best strategy is to start treating others in a similar fashion. We reap what we sow.... Be pro-active rather than reactive.
This pic reminded me of that principle. It's so simple.
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