What's the F***ing Point?

WholeYou Podcast Episode 03 - Dealing With Difficult Thoughts

Episode Summary

(No new WholeYou podcast episodes are being recorded, but archived episodes will be saved under Valerie's new podcast feed, "What's the F***ing Point?") xo! We’re on our third episode of WholeYou! Thank you all for your comments and thoughts on our first two shows. In Episode 3, we’re talking about how to deal with difficult or 'unhelpful' thoughts. Just like emotional literacy, this is stuff that we usually are NOT taught in school or as a part of growing up , which is why it’s such an important topic for channels like this podcast. Here's what we chat about in this episode: <br />-Why we don't label unhelpful thoughts as "negative" <br />-How avoidance can make things worse <br />-"What we resist persists." <br />-Does “thought-stopping” work? <br />-Why you can't just “affirm” your way out of painful experiences <br />-Physical, mental, and spiritual tools to help you “defuse” from unhelpful thoughts <br />-The power of curiosity and just observing your thoughts <br />-Lauren's experience in a float tank We’re interested in how you relate to this topic and what resonates with you from this episode — so if you take a listen, please leave a comment with your thoughts, questions, or as always, ideas for future episodes. Thanks for listening!

Episode Notes

(No new WholeYou podcast episodes are being recorded, but archived episodes will be saved under Valerie's new podcast feed, "What's the F***ing Point?") xo!

We’re on our third episode of WholeYou! Thank you all for your comments and thoughts on our first two shows.

In Episode 3, we’re talking about how to deal with difficult or 'unhelpful' thoughts. Just like emotional literacy, this is stuff that we usually are NOT taught in school or as a part of growing up , which is why it’s such an important topic for channels like this podcast.

Here's what we chat about in this episode:

-Why we don't label unhelpful thoughts as "negative"

-How avoidance can make things worse

-"What we resist persists."

-Does “thought-stopping” work?

-Why you can't just “affirm” your way out of painful experiences

-Physical, mental, and spiritual tools to help you “defuse” from unhelpful thoughts

-The power of curiosity and just observing your thoughts

-Lauren's experience in a float tank

We’re interested in how you relate to this topic and what resonates with you from this episode — so if you take a listen, please leave a comment with your thoughts, questions, or as always, ideas for future episodes. Thanks for listening!