Unexpected periods of change or difficulty, like the one we're going through at the moment, have the potential to make us feel unsteady, we can lose touch with ourselves and get caught up in what’s going on around us.
Just as we can build physical flexibility in our bodies to protect against injury, we can do something similar with our thoughts. Counselling Psychologist Aisling Leonard-Curtin explains the concept of psychological flexibility and how developing it allows us to hold firm when all around us seems to be shifting.
Aisling shares her top three tips for becoming more psychologically flexible and leads a relaxing meditation to help us get started.
While the concept may sound new or be unfamiliar to some, Aisling stitches together familiar ideas and practices like connecting with our values, connecting with our breath and being in the present moment, to explain the powerful impact of developing psychological flexibility.
Aisling and her wife, psychologist Trish Leonard-Curtin, are currently hosting free online group sessions on Wednesday evenings to help those feeling overwhelmed by the current crisis. Find out more at www.mypowerofsmall.com.