Psychological Resources

Psychotherapy and Performance Psychology in Clapham and Balham

Psychological Resources
28th July 2017 
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In order to attain a degree of contentment and fulfillment we need to understand how to manage our emotions and feelings effectively. Central to our mental wellbeing and general health is the ability to regulate our moods, feelings and mental states, using healthy and nurturing psychological resources.

Without these resources or skills we tend to resort to destructive measures and addictive behaviour patterns to manage our feelings.

These behaviour patterns can manifest in a multitude of different ways, such as using:unhealthy relationships, poor eating habits, obsessional behaviour and activity, alcohol, and drugs etc to 'calm' or 'medicate' our uncomfortable feelings .

However, if we learn to self-regulate using healthy, psychological techniques, we gain a sense of empowerment and confidence, whilst simultaneously living with greater vitality and wellbeing.

Effective self-regulation allows the individual to track his/her moods and feelings, moment by moment, and manage those states accordingly. This is a process which involves two stages: firstly the ability to be sufficiently aware and tuned in to ones internal experience (we are often too 'numbed out' to do this) and secondly, the capacity to draw upon the requisite psychological resources to regulate these states.

Hence, much of the work we do together will involve me teaching you a range of psychological resources and skills to enable you to manage your own feelings and fluctuating psychological states spontaneously in different situations.

Psychological Strategies and resources:

  • increased awareness (thoughts,moods,behaviour)
  • increased somatic awareness
  • mindfulness
  • relaxation
  • grounding
  • visualisation
  • focusing(felt sense)
  • cognitive restructuring
  • core processing
  • mind/body (thought/feeling) connection and processing