Many people go through life unaware of how their thinking controls so much in their lives. They don’t think about thinking! They are on automatic pilot and work from a very externally focused point of view. They view the events in their lives as having direct impact on them and their emotions without considering there may be a part which thinking plays in how they feel and how they respond to everything in their lives. And of course, they would never stop, take a step back from their own thinking, and review the content of their minds. They don’t question the validity of their interpretation of events. If something happens to them that is “bad,” they must naturally just feel bad and act accordingly. But there is another way, a much better way that provides more control over your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours in life. And the outcome of this is the achievement of what you want, the attainment of great peace of mind, and subsequently lower levels of anxiety, stress, and depression. This is what I try to achieve with every client I see for counselling.
Written by Fox Psychology
David Fox is an author, speaker and registered psychologist with a masters degree in psychology. He believes that overcoming issues like anxiety and depression are best tackled on multiple fronts such as exercise, supplements, working with your thoughts and beliefs, watching your diet and talking to someone who can provide empathy and support while you figure things out. His goal is teach people individually and within organisations in how to help themselves thrive. In addition, David supports patients who would like to eventually reduce or potentially stop taking anti-depressant medication if they are finding major negative side effects from remaining on the medications and looking for alternative routes to a better quality of life. This is not for everyone, and yes some people may need to remain on some amount of medication – especially those with bi-polar disorder or schizophrenia. However, for those whose issues began as anxiety and/or depression, there may certainly be another way to healing other than medication. David is the author of the book Change your Life! Hope and Healing for Anxiety and Depression.