Family Looking Up Podcast
We are focusing on using the technique known as “Mind Body Bridging” to help manage our stress. Everyone experiences stress in their lives, but sometimes stress becomes so overwhelming that the stress then interferes with our ability to function. We will identify the cause that impairs our functioning and creates a dysfunctional Mind and Body state. We will also experience ways to help manage this dysfunctional Mind Body State.
Listen to this episode when you have time to participate in the activities with us as you will be pausing the episode to complete some writing exercises. You will need three pieces of paper and a pencil.
We will be focusing on:
Becoming aware of the Identity System that creates the overwhelming stress.
Mapping out our thoughts.
Coming to our Senses to decrease body tension and mind clutter.
Identifying depressor thoughts and mapping them out.
Identifying fixer thoughts and mapping them out.
Understanding how depression and anxiety are natural results of these thoughts.
Discussing the harmful cycle of depressor and fixer thoughts that occurs when our Identity System is awake and in control.
Learning how to cope with these thoughts and end the harmful cycle.
MOM SQUAD CHALLENGE
Become aware of these “depressor” “fixer” thoughts that you are having throughout the week. Become aware of that argument that you are having. Call them what they are…just thoughts. They do not define who we are. They are not our identity. Then interrupt them by using your senses. The more that you do that, the less powerful they will become.