14th November, 2008
The world seems to be feeling very unconfident at present. It’s as if there’s been a massive intake of breath and no one wants to breath out. That can be very frightening.
For months and months we’ve been bombarded with ‘bad news’, before anything even happens we are warned, prepared and then left in fear. So what can any of us do?
Well for one we can limit our exposure, it’s like a virus and it is spread by contact. The means of spreading this virus is the airwaves, sound coming from the TV and the radio. It’s powerful stuff, let’s face it if it can sell us some new brand of washing powder it can certainly sell fear! Then there’s the negative person, all doom and gloom. They love to tell us all the world’s woes, so perhaps we can be busy next time they call to meet up?
Finally the newspaper, perhaps we can walk past the newsstand, pick up a nice magazine instead of the newspaper at the newsagent, or just buy a Sunday paper instead. Limit the exposure to ‘bad news’.
And when it all seems too much remember what you have, what you love and how life has provided an abundance. Focus on the good and let the bad move from your focus.
Remember it will all pass and the sun will come out.
Related articles from our experts
Debbie Fletcher Dip Integrative Counselling Reg MBACPJune 11th, 2018
Greg Savva, Counselling in Twickenham & Whitton, Masters Degree, UKCP,June 14th, 2018
Graeme Orr MBACP(Accred), UKRCP Reg. Ind. CounsellorJune 22nd, 2018
Keeley Townsend BA (Hons), Ad.Dip.CP with Distinction, MNCS (Acc)December 14th, 2009
Imi Lo: Specialist Psychotherapist, Art Therapist (MMH,FRSA,UKCP,HCPC)March 29th, 2015
Andrea Harrn Psychotherapist and Author of The Mood CardsMay 13th, 2011
Counselling Directory is not responsible for the articles published by members. The views expressed are those of the member who wrote the article.