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Cultivating positive expectancy
February 04, 2013

For these few months, I am expanding on the twelve warning signs of Emotional Health that I listed in the 21st January newsletter.

These are the first two and today I am looking at number two

  1. Persistent presence of support networks
  2. Chronic positive expectations; tendency to frame events in a constructive light

I have now been practicing as a therapist for more than seven years and if I was to point to just one factor that I cultivate and I believe successfully too, it is positive expectancy. I do expect all my clients to get something from their therapy and full recovery is the default. And I know that I convey this expectancy. I can do this because I genuinely believe it and it is not a fraudulent and easily to be disputed expectation. If it were how could I genuinely believe it?

But what it means is that I can convey this expectation to my clients and so we can both then go on a search for what needs to change. And what you search for you find – if it is anywhere there at all.

To cultivate positive expectancy in any or all aspects of your life, it means looking in the right place. And then you will find it.

best wishes

Andrew Richardson
Feelbetter Counselling East London

94 Malford Grove, London E18 2DQ

Direct Line: 0208 257 0429 Mobile: 07870 104651 Skype: famrichhg

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