Our actions are largely based in a context of environment combined with mental feedback. We often do the best we can with whatever tools are available. It is not necessarily that our thinking is "wrong", nor is it as simple as mentally "flipping a switch", and suddenly thinking positively. On the contrary, life can be full of challenges. Realistically, some of the situations that we will find ourselves in, may very well be emotionally (or even physically) painful. Many people are surprised when I inform them of the following possibility: "It is not necessarily the case, that your thoughts and feelings are totally "wrong" or "irrational", or even that these thoughts need to change." "Instead the unhealthy relationship with your thoughts and feelings may be what need changed."
Chris McClish, LCP is a psychology provider who practices in Peculiar, MO. He is 48 years old.