Coping skills training Session -2



Our thinking, feeling and acting

Aim:

1.      To be aware of our thought feeling and actions

2.      To identify links between thinking, feeling and acting and its outcome

3.      To improve consequential thinking

4.      To know more about helpful and unhelpful thought feeling and actions.

 

            Everyone thinks, it is our nature to do so. However, much of our thinking, left to itself is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed and prejudiced. Critical thinking is the art of analyzing and evaluating thinking with a view to improving it. Critical thinking helps us to be more successful and experience more positive emotions.

Nature of thinking, feeling and acting


Check it whether you react or respond

 

React

Respond

Thinking

Reflexive

Thoughtful

Feeling

Unpredictable

Predictable

Action

Out of control

In control

Possible outcome

Dissatisfied

Satisfied

 

Reflexive – impulsive, habitual without much awareness

Unpredictable – without assuming the likelihood of the probable out come.

Out of control – not much awareness of your action and its probable out come

Dissatisfied – the end result of thinking, feeling and action

Fig: 3 shows the link between thinking, feeling, action and its outcome

    When a stress event occurs, first we have to be aware of our thoughts, feelings and actions. Next check is it helpful to deal with the situation, and then we make a change if necessary. We all differ in how we perceive, express and manage emotions. We need to understand and regulate our emotions so that they are most appropriate to the task or situation at hand. Different emotions create different information processing and vice versa. Coping with our own thoughts, emotions help us to cope better.

 

Check your thinking

 

Flexible

Rigid

Realistic

Unrealistic

Helpful

Unhelpful

 

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