Learning to shift from worry to wonder releases conscious struggle and makes more energy available for rapid recovery and healing. Reframing worry as a request from the unconscious mind for a plan to survive an anticipated crisis can reduce stress hormones and muscle tension while enhancing immune system health. Knowing you can access a deep unconscious wisdom and support frees the conscious mind and prepares it to receive a therapeutic surprise.
Define worry to a client as a helpful process that seeks a pan for survival and self-acceptance.
Describe two effective ways of responding to the “Yes, but” and the “What if”-voice of the client’s worrying mind.
Neil Fiore, PhD, is a psychologist in Berkeley, CA, speaker, and the author of six books including The Now Habit at Work, Coping with the Emotional Impact of Cancer, and Awaken Your Strongest Self. His work has published in The New England Journal of Medicine and been cited in The New York Times, The London Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He is the former president of the Northern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis and is the president of The Fiore Productivity ProgramTM that empowers people and businesses to reach superior levels of performance on the job and to live a more satisfying life.
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