What Is Suppressed Will Be Expressed

What Is Suppressed Will Be Expressed

Suppressing emotions, or just trying to push emotional thoughts and feelings out of your mind, is an emotion regulation strategy many people use. This is sometimes a really effective tool, especially when the problem can’t be immediately solved or you’re attending to...
Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

*PSA: Our thoughts are not facts!* The truth is that thoughts are just thoughts. They are sensations of the brain that come and go. This statement is not meant to minimize the emotional impact that thoughts can have or to negate the factual information often...
Gratitude can flow from sadness

Gratitude can flow from sadness

by Marget Thomas, PsyD Many of us are preparing for holidays that involve some loss–less togetherness, less travel, the loss of job security while we shop for gifts. Sadness is the emotion that comes from loss, yet we often view sadness as dangerous, unwanted,...
Emotions as Messengers

Emotions as Messengers

Think of your emotions as a source of information. If we don’t attend to our emotions, we have no way of receiving the messages. Mindfulness of current emotions, a DBT emotion regulation skill, teaches us how to observe our emotion rather than blocking, keeping, or...