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Why Turning Tension Into a Problem To Be Solved Doesn’t Work (and What Does)
Often our immediate response to tension and other emotional complexes is to view them as problems that we need to solve...immediately! Critical thinking and problem solving are specialties of the rational mind. However, research indicates there are a number of reasons why approaching tension with critical thinking backfires on us, leaving us feeling more tense rather than less. In this post, I look at why our usual problem solving strategies can't resolve tension and what does.