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Certain events or times of year can cause a lot of issues for a lot of people. For some, family coming together can trigger all sorts of imbalances to your well-being…and for others the fact that their family doesn’t come together causes just as much disruption. Negative thought patterns can be hard to avoid especially when triggered by someone or a situation close to you and I wanted to share a technique that can help you take a step back from it, get some space and find a more neutral head space.

It’s called the THINK technique. What you need to do is use it to query a negative thought that comes into your head. Remember - just because you think a thought does not mean it is true.

Challenge your thoughts and learn this technique to help you.

It goes like this:

T is for TRUE

First-is this thought true? Is it a fact or is it an opinion?

H is for HELPFUL

Is this thought helpful to you and your well-being?


Does this thought inspire you? Is it important, right now in this moment?


Do you need to react to this thought? Or believe it? Right now, later or at all? What do you actually need right now?

K is for KIND

Is this thought kind to you. Imagine your subconscious mind as a small and vulnerable child. Is this thought kind to them? Is it kind to others?

If the answer to any of these questions is no, try and actively choose a re-focus. I find a breathing technique called 4,7,8 really helpful. Breath in for a count of 4, hold for 7 and breathe out for 8. Do it a few times in a row. Repeat this whole process of working through THINK as many times as you need to.

I hope you find this helpful!

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