We all have thoughts that we consider "ugly" - thoughts that we're ashamed of, or that we think will be judged by others. These thoughts can be about ourselves, about others, or about the world. They can be about our fears, our regrets, our insecurities, or our anger. We might find ourselves keeping these thoughts inside, for fear of being rejected or misunderstood.
But what if there was a way to express these thoughts and find inner peace?
One powerful approach is to make time to speak with a HOLD Listener - someone who is Honest, Open-minded, Non-judgmental, and Direct. A HOLD Listener is someone who will listen to your thoughts without judging you, who will understand your perspective and offer constructive feedback if you ask for it.
Here are some tips to seeking an untrained listener. (HOLD Listeners are held to a higher standard.)
Identify trustworthy people: Look for people in your life that you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts with and who you trust to be honest, open-minded, non-judgmental, and direct.
Communicate clearly: Make sure to express yourself clearly and directly when speaking with a friend or family member. Use "I" statements and explain your thoughts in detail.
Practice vulnerability: Being vulnerable is not easy, but it's essential for clearing your mind.
Of course, you could always go the easier route. Every HOLD Listener is trained and held to a high standard of compassion and confidentiality. Booking is simple here.
It's important to remember that everyone deserves to be heard, and that expressing our deepest, darkest thoughts can be a powerful step towards inner peace. A HOLD Listener can offer emotional support and help you process your thoughts in a healthy way.