What we think is not all that matters. If there’s something in our ‘outside world’ that could be changed maybe we should do something about that first. Maybe it’s fixing an unhealthy relationship or addressing a problem at work.
Yet, our brains are like “meaning-machines,’ always trying to understand what’s in front of us – always making judgements and interpretations about what we’re seeing at every moment of every waking hour. Most of the time we don’t even notice. Yet, our thoughts and beliefs are a lens through which we see everything: ourselves, other people, and the world at large. At Think Waterloo Psychology we know how liberating it can be to gain insight into how our own thinking can colour our whole experience: it drives how we feel and underlies the urges we have to either ‘avoid something at-all-costs’ or ‘jump-in to something feet first!’ Not only can what we think clearly affect how we feel and behave, but some conditions are associated with skewed or extreme thinking which make it difficult to break free from being “stuck’ in patterns of unhelpful and repetitive thinking.
If we do need something to change for the better in our lives (or our “outside world’) what our default thoughts and assumptions are about that challenge can further hamper us from taking those all-important first steps.
At Think Waterloo Psychology we believe we’re collaborators who journey with you in navigating life’s challenges. We only make use of research-based strategies which have been shown to be effective. However, no matter whether it’s using Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based strategies, or interpersonal approaches, together we will try and identify all the invisible forces that leave you feeling stuck and prevent you from moving forward in your mind and your life.