(Glasser, William 1998 p.335)
Hello and wecome to my blog, which are brief personal reflections which I will post from time to time in the hope that they will give the reader "food for thought".
All of our behaviour is chosen.
Please take the time to think about that for a moment or two.
As soon as we become aware that we have choices we take the first step onto a path of personal freedom and ownership of our personal power.
When we learn to become aware of and accept that we have direct control over our actions/behaviour and our thinking style (helpful/unhelpful) we can begin to accept that we also have indirect control over our physiology (e.g. muscle tension, stomach problems, rapid heartbeat or shortness of breath that present and been checked out by your G.P and have no underlying medical basis) and our feelings (e.g. sad, irritable, nervous or depressed mood) by the choices we make in how we act and the way that we think.
When we make more satisfying choices in what we do and in our thinking style (as awareness is developed through the counselling process we can learn to re-frame our thoughts from an unhelpful thinking style to a more helpful thinking style) we then make better choices in our total behaviour and gain more personal freedom in the process.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and I hope you found it useful,
Kay O'Connor M.I.A.C.P. B.Sc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy, Dip.Counselling & Psychotherapy, Mont. Dip. Ed.