3 Tips for Breaking Unhealthy Repeating Cycles – Mental Health Wooster, OH
Laurence Kendrick July 29, 2021
Mental Health Therapist Wooster, OH
1) Keep Track of Your Pattern of Behaviors
Monitor the behavior in question and record it each time. You can write it in a journal, record with it with video or audio, or maybe you'd like to share this experience through a blog or podcast.
2) Figure Out What Your Triggers Are
Triggers are issues your sensitive about and can cause an overreaction in your behavior. To discover your triggers, be aware in the moment when this overreaction occurs and begin to ask questions like, "Why am I having this reaction at this time?"
3) Further Understand Triggers by Being Aware of Your Responses
Take note of your responses and ask yourself why you had the response, was the response healthy and appropriate, and what may have been a better response. Don't be judgmental towards yourself, just be an objective observer.
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Dr. Ann-Louise, Lockhart. “Repeating Cycles and How to Break Them” gottman.com, April 15, 2021, https://www.gottman.com/blog/repeating-cycles-and-how-to-break-them/
Laurence approaches counseling from a broad perspective of non-judgemental, solution-focused strategies that emphasize the individuals strengths and abilities for overcoming life’s trials, turning obstacles into opportunities for growth.
He enjoys working colaboratively within a family systems relational model to maximize success for individuals, couples, and families. Respecting your values, beliefs, and life experience, he looks forward to helping you re-imagine your life story to affirm that which is good, unique, and worthy of the peace and happiness you desire.