Therapists are often challenged as to what is the most productive focus of the therapeutic conversation. Clients have the need to spend time on the issues and negative thoughts that bring them to another for help. Sometimes, however, if we focus only on these we may be missing the opportunity to learn new ways of thinking and disrupting rumination patterns that cause much anguish.
This article about the ‘social Broad Minded Affective Coping (BMAC)’ technique some insight on the value of raising positive memories. Regardless of your approach, there may be something of interest here for you.
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