Letting emotions and thoughts flow

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I often hear people saying they cope with emotions and thoughts by avoiding them. Sometimes, it may feel the only option available. Ultimately though, it tends not to work. I think of emotions and thoughts when ignored or resisted as a bit like a toddler...they get louder and more insistent until they are heeded.
So what to do? Perverse or even scary at is may seem, the most effective way of navigating difficult emotions or challenging thoughts is to welcome them in, bringing them close. Truly listening, making time and space to understand what it is that is being communicated beyond the surface expressions, can release the stuck energy, and allow you once again to flow.
This is not to say we need to get stuck with them, this would be equally damaging. The best way past is through, fully experiencing, and then letting go.
Imagine a waterfall is flowing through you, and out into the ground. Emotions and thoughts washing through you, bringing their gifts and insights, and then dissipating into the earth.
For support in finding your personal flow, get in touch.

Fe Robinson, Psychotherapist

Hi. I'm Fe, and I'm here to help you thrive, whatever life brings. I believe every client is unique, I work with you to help you explore, discover and grow in whatever ways are right for you. I work with a wide range of clients, both long and short term. I offer Psychotherapy, EMDR therapy and Couples Counselling to UK clients online and in Gainford, Co.Durham in North-East England. I am UKCP Accredited and an EMDR Europe Practitioner, and offer Clinical Supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists online and in person. Following a career in Organisation Development I became a therapist because it's my heart work. Before having my family and starting my private practice I worked in the NHS and mental health charities.