Category Archives: Overcoming Negative Emotions

An Essay Concerning, “What Is Being Mindful In It’s Fullest Sense?”| Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

To be mindful suggests being a participant in a vast arena of mind where you are audience, actor, background chorus, producer, creative director, scriptwriter and stage manager in the drama of your own life. It is the play of you, … Continue reading

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An Essay on Withholding ~ Letting go and Releasing, Qualified by Cherishing Values | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

Who I am, what I like, what I want, what I don’t want call to us – sometimes softly, sometimes loudly. These inner voices lie deeply within the lifestyles we have woven for ourselves. Here reside our guides; here are … Continue reading

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Introduction to Finding Well-Being in Body and Mind: Settling Down Your Body-In-Distress | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

Finding Well-being in Body and Mind By Settling Your Body-In-Distress What you want: When your body is in distress. When you are consumed by negative emotions. When you are filled with tension. When your thoughts are chasing after and mirroring … Continue reading

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You Are Not A Burden! | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

You are not a burden! “What I want:” When you apologize, you are expressing both what you don’t want and what you want namely, I don’t want to feel bad; I want to be accepted and to feel like a … Continue reading

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You DO Matter! | What I want and What I Don’t Like | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

  You DO matter! “What I don’t like and what I want”: You do matter. If you find that you are often treated as if you don’t matter, meaning, people feel they are “allowed” to upset you, they feel they … Continue reading

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What I Want and What I Don’t Want | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

What I Want And What I Don’t Want – The Mantra To Live By “What I want:” Change yourself, by replacing a negative assumption that someone else is critically judging you, with the positive hope that they could instead, view … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Emotions | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

“…the foundational purpose of emotions is their dedication to the maintenance of life by acting as the guardian of the whole organism’s biological state of physiological well-being by avoiding threat, a better quality of life and by extension, the well-being … Continue reading

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The Conscious Mind | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst |

Consciousness “In interplay with the thalamus and brain stem, the cortex keeps us awake and helps select what we attend to. In interplay with the brain stem and thalamus, the cortex constructs the maps that become mind. In interplay with … Continue reading

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Managing Negative Emotions | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst

Current methods for managing aversive emotions have some counterproductive steps and follow some necessary steps, but even these are not sufficient if the full, necessary sequential and complete array is not included. A specific pattern is necessary and a specific … Continue reading

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Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Master your Negative Emotions Easily as a Pleasant Experience

The power and agency to deliberately change one’s thoughts has had a profound effect on the lives of every-day human beings. We have learned that we can manage and control our thoughts and thus achieve well-being – excepting for thoughts … Continue reading

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