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As my good friend and colleague eloquently suggests in his recent blog post, “Understand Yourself”, being able to develop and employ self-supporting mantras can be invaluable in changing old worn out thought patterns that no longer serve us or limit our journey towards durable, healthy and happy lives.
If I may, I would like to add to this excellent insight, a mantra that I use on a daily basis and with clients, which starts with, “My mind is powerful, therefore….”. A very simple phrase that can be used to attach positive meaning to any concern or issue. For example, “My mind is powerful, therefore today will be a great day!” or “My mind is powerful, therefore my body will heal!” etc... The reason this works so well is because your mind and heart will listen to your own voice. If you say it in the mind or out loud, it will become your reality! Furthermore, it helps to set the tone for self-awareness, empowering us to be mindful of what we are thinking and affording us a chance to use new tools to change behaviors and thoughts we no longer need or want.
If we can be of any help to you, a friend or love one in working through mental health concerns, please give us a call or stop by during our office hours of 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. We are here eager to serve and assist you in making change happen in your life. You deserve to be happy and healthy!
Rick Reboiro, MS, LPC, CCTP. Well Spring Counseling, LLC.