Coping with Unwanted Thoughts

Most of us have uncomfortable or unwanted thoughts sometimes. We know from research that trying to control or suppress them typically makes them worse. Think of the “don’t think of the pink elephant” phenomenon. Here’s an interesting article of a recent study that sheds more light on this and what to do.

Can we control unwanted thoughts? New research says, yes

Most people experience unwanted thoughts from time to time. Some, known as intrusive thoughts, can be linked to psychiatric disorders. A new study has found that most people use reactive thought control to deal with unwanted thoughts once they have occurred.