A 4 step approach toward changing your mental attitude.
1. Welcome the unwanted thought (or fear)
2. Imagine a carton character *
3. Give it a squeaky voice
4. Have the cartoon character speak out the thought (e.g. "do you remember when....") * the result of cartoon imagery is to reprogram the initial fearful emotional reaction - and take out the power it has over the person.
The less fear of the thought..the less likely it's to occur during the day. The emotional reaction's been neutralised.
For best results –“horses for courses” applies. Some might find one tool or technique helpful, others will experiment with another that proves helpful. All are available to try and it’s often about finding “what works” for you.
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