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Approved 21 November, 2022 @ 3:21pm by Jan Viljoen (version: 2)

Psychological Elasticity

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is the single most commonly proven ability of importance to our mental health and emotional well-being. Whether one suffers from anxiety, depression, addiction or any other kind of mental and/or emotional distress… psychological Psychological Elasticity helps us to deal with these issues more efficiently, productively and move our lives in a meaningful direction.

What does psychological Psychological Elasticity entail? It’s best to think of it as three intertwined core skills operating as one efficient ability.

1. Awareness

The first skill of psychological Psychological Elasticity is awareness. This means noticing what happens in the present moment: What thoughts show up? Which feelings? And what other sensations can you notice in your body? It also means noticing these things from a more spiritual part of you… your witness or noticing a sense of self.

The “now” cannot be experienced with words alone, it needs to be attentively experienced. It’s the difference between talking about the flavour of an orange and actually tasting the orange. The latter is much richer than the former. Instead of being “caught up” in your own head, awareness is about being in the here and now. And even more, it entails the ability to deliberately direct, broaden or focus on different aspects of your experience.

And all of that from the part of you that connects you in consciousness to others.

2. Openness

The second skill of psychological Psychological Elasticity is openness. This means allowing difficult thoughts and painful feelings - exactly as they are - without them necessarily having to change in any way or form before you can move ahead toward the kind of life you want to live. This part is counterintuitive and often hard to grasp because people tend to seek therapy precisely to get rid of their negative thoughts and feelings. Unfortunately, the mind does not work this way. Generally, the harder you try to eliminate pain, the more it will control your life. Instead, openness is about dropping the internal fight, allowing thoughts and feelings to be what they are - merely thoughts and feelings - without them needing to control you. Fortunately, in that open posture, thoughts and feelings often do change in a more positive direction and acquire a state of balanced equilibrium.

3. Valued Engagement

The third and final skill of psychological Psychological Elasticity is valued engagement. This means knowing what matters to you and taking steps in this direction. It involves being in contact with your goals - objectives you want to reach or achieve - and your values… those personal qualities and traits you choose to manifest and be guided by, regardless of a specific outcome. These matters need to be freely chosen, rather than being forced on by others, or mindlessly followed out of custom. But once you have clarity about what really matters to you, you can take action to build sustainable habits that make your life more about what gives it meaning and purposeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLife's Meaning and Purpose

An essential aspect of our overall well-being as humans, are that we need to feel and experience that our lives are truly meaningful and that we have a purpose in life.

refers to the subjective sense that a person’s life as a whole is meaningful, which is strongly associated with the feeling that one’s life has purpose and direction. Meaning in life also relates, to a lesser extent, to the perception that one matters and that one's experiences make sense.CoherenceMa…

Click to visit the Career & Healing Centre websitePsychological Psychological Elasticity is the single most important ability to establish and sustain mastery in life and nourish our mental health, emotional well-being and inner landscape. It institutes a working approach to mindfulness in symbiosis with other processes of change. Psychological Psychological Elasticity and mindfulness are the smallest set of abilities that do the most good for healing in most areas of mental and emotional distress experienced. And it answers the question “Why therapeutic intervention is either successful or not?” with reasonable certainty… it is mostly because of the presence and quality of greater awareness, openness and values-based engagement in life.

When you are frustrated at work, you can notice your frustration, allow it to be, and still take steps to complete your assignment. When you are in a fight with your spouse, you can acknowledge the pain, embrace it as a learning opportunity and build plans to move forward stronger together. Psychological Psychological Elasticity empowers us to seize fighting with ourselves and allows us to orient our lives in meaningful and purposeful directions. This is an ability that is accessible to everyone, right here and right now. And just like any other skill or ability, the more we practice it, the better we will become at it.

Psychological Psychological Elasticity and mindfulness are not the only processes of importance in creating mental health and emotional well-being but the most common and significant ones.

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