Deconstructing negative thoughts and thinking

So go with me here.  I will explain here in the video that “Negative thinking” is actually a good thing that we do to help us prevent bad things from happening in our life.   The problem is not that we do “Negative thinking”  but that we do it too much, right?

…and it becomes self destructive.

The reason we do that is because it is a useful, positive function and when we worry about bad things happening, it’s our Go-To method to prevent the bad thing from happening.  It’s our ONLY Go-To method.  And we have embedded this idea very strongly in our unconscious programming.  Some more than others.

So, If we can first understand the positive function of “negative thinking,” and then learn more effective methods of preventing bad things from happening, then that overactive function will start to moderate to be used only when it’s useful!

One powerful method for preventing bad things from happening is to realize that some bad things are not bad things. You’ll see what I mean when I post the follow up to this video.

This video is a clip of me working with a teen hockey player but the concepts apply to anyone wanting to achieve a goal and getting hindered by the effects of too much negative thinking.

Tell me what you think below the video and ask me questions,

Craig
p.s. The next video, I will show you a better method to prevent the “bad thing” from happening so you don’t have to do overactive negative thinking. 🙂

 

2 thoughts on “Deconstructing negative thoughts and thinking

  1. Dawn balic

    Absolutely I can relate… Looking forward to the next video regardlmg prevention of fight, flight or freeze.

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