Just don't think about it! - the backfire effect (Wellbeing)
Suppress that thought, crew, that’s an order!
• You can’t just push thoughts out of your head - indeed, that usually makes them worse.
• Realise that a thought is not a problem: you don’t have to believe it or act on it.
• The less you fight thoughts, the more likely the distressing ones will float away of their own accord.
- Inside Your Head Workshop Guides
- WBG-ESS Inside Your Head Infographic
- Wellbeing Essentials Summary Infographic