When difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences emerge, clients who often turn to worry and rumination find acceptance-based strategies to be attractive and useful, particularly if they’re able to get some distance from the discomfort that comes with overthinking.
Clients who struggle with low self-esteem will find that dealing with these unsettling times can rock their sense of confidence even more. Isolation, health and safety fears, and economic challenges can wreak havoc on an already fragile sense of self.
Would you believe that a Google search on “stress management” brings up 27.5 million hits?
There are so many ways to talk about stress and how to manage it but an area that gets almost no attention, in fact so little that we could call it a “secret,” is one of the most impactful and positive tools—and it’s free.
How many times a day do you experience disappointment? It can be as simple as discovering Dunkin’ Donuts no longer carries your favorite toasted coconut donut to not getting a promotion. Maybe your child or spouse’s behavior has really let you down, or a serious health issue has been revealed in a friend or yourself. How long do you stay disappointed?