Ever feel like Eeyore? The grey donkey in the Winnie-the-Pooh books by A. A. Milne. Eeyore’s the ‘poor-me’ one, the pessimistic, gloomy, depressed, never-gonna-happen one…. I know I have from time to time, especially right before and after my diagnosis. Negative thinking, old beliefs that no longer serve us, and things like stuck emotions can contribute to problems such as social anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, and even poor health outcomes.
Staying positive, upbeat, and thriving can feel like a day-to-day challenge; that’s why I invited Dr. Charryse Johnson, LCMHC, NCC, author of the best-selling book ‘Expired Mindsets: Releasing Patterns That No Longer Serve You Well’ to share with us her thriving autoimmune story and how we too can change those negative thoughts that ooze up into helpful and even empowering thoughts and actions to live our best life yet.
Together, let’s explore the intersection of non-judgment, self-witness, and mindfulness with what the negative thoughts and other disempowering symptoms are trying to tell us. Dr. Charryse shares that the key to changing our negative thoughts is to understand how we think, the unempowering thoughts we may hold (and the problems that result), then use success strategies to
• Stop negative self-talk and non-helpful habits,
• Replace thoughts, patterns, and behaviors that no longer serve us,
• Let go of the common habit(s) that are holding us back,
• Become aware of how our thoughts are impacting our emotions and behaviors,
•Practice self-compassion, understanding, giving ourselves space and grace to recover, and much more…
More About Our Guest: Dr. Charryse Johnson, LCMHC, NCC, is a veteran psychotherapist, #1 bestselling author, and mindfulness practitioner whose work focuses on the intersection of trauma, somatic integration, spirituality, and social justice. She is the author of ‘Expired Mindsets: Releasing Patterns That No Longer Serve You Well,’ and is the founder of Jade Integrative Counseling and Wellness, an integrative therapy practice where personal values, the search for meaning, and the power of choice are the central focus. Dr. Charryse holds a B.A. in human development and family studies, an M.A. in professional counseling, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in crisis and trauma. Learn more at www.drcharryse.com
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