Hi everyone. Sean McGuire with New Vision counseling, your marriage counselor Edmond, here today. And I am not going through puberty. I’m still recovering from I think bronchitis. And today I’ve invited some of my most amazing therapists come in today and one of them Caleb cause going to share with us about how to stop letting your thoughts controlling you. How does stop letting your thoughts control you? Now he’s a dynamic speaker, but he’s going to have about five to 10 minutes to share with you how to stop letting your thoughts control you and to take authority over them and change your life. Listen in, they’ll be glad you did. God bless.

Well, I know that as far as counseling goes for me and uh, often I have people come in that struggle with negative thoughts and one of the issues that most commonly occurs is that, uh, their thoughts are usually negative. And I found out that there’s third person perspective is that it’s really interesting for me to need to hear that people hear their thoughts in third person such as, why are you doing that? What’s going on with, with you to do that? You shouldn’t be that way. And oftentimes a really shameful, and that’s something that, uh, I’ve really addressed, um, in the counseling setting. So what we do is we identify the thoughts that are coming in. Now, I’ve asked people in my marriage counselor Edmond sessions, have you ever heard positive thoughts in third person? Oftentimes they tell me no, or if they do, it’s very rare. So, uh, we started paying attention to these thoughts and I’ve seen time and time again for myself and for others that, uh, they’ve benefited from identifying the negative thoughts. So more than that you said is to start identifying the thoughts that they’re positive or negative. Yes. And maybe their source origin, how to determine, yeah.

Where are those thoughts come from? Have you ever shown Hi Neda? Um, and identify where those come from come

from? Is the start to beginning to deal with them and take control of him? Absolutely. Absolutely. So some of the things, um, that we try to do is we try to identify what did thoughts mean? Do they mean that I’m worthless, worthwhile. Uh, so is there a value issue there? Uh, how do we identify who we are? In our identity in comparison with these thoughts. So we really want to pay attention to that aspect as well. Other things that we might look at is, um, uh, how can we tell the difference between the positive than negative voice? Often Times it sounds a little bit different where it feels different. So we pay attention to, um, the body awareness. If it fills it down in our gut are intact nervous system or our heart enteric nervous system. What in the world is that? Our Jaffe? Oftentimes we feel things.

Then we say our gut feeling. So that’s [inaudible] our gut, our gut feeling. Yeah. Did you guys know that? Katie? Did you know that Heather, we’re often times we may feel things in our heart and we say, Oh man, my heart’s breaking or something like that. And we want to pay attention to where we feel things when we hear those terminology, that terminology goes through your mind. So there’s a little bit of neuro neuro science for you. Uh, just being aware of what you feel in your body spiritually. This also means something really significant to a marriage counselor Edmond. Um, spiritually, when we identify these thoughts, we want to realize is it coming from Satan or is it coming from God because why do we have third person thoughts rather than just first person thoughts. I think that’s interesting in itself. And so when I have identified as being a spiritual attack, it really gives us a little bit more awareness of what’s coming against us, whether it’s from childhood, maybe the language came from mom and dad, or also it may have come from situations and we identify certain language that just gives us insight to what’s going on for, for a personal perspective of self.

So being able to be aware of our thoughts is very, very important to changing the neuropathways and being able to feel better about herself, speeds, being able to feel more peace, more energy, more rejuvenation. So it’s very important to take our thoughts captive.

Yeah. So you know, one of the things I’ve discovered while being a marriage counselor Edmond, is when you identify the source, you know what to do with it. If I would identify as somebody as a friend, then I’ll invite them into my house. Then I’ll ask them to go do things with me. I’ll trust them. I’ll give them audience in my mind. But what I have identified somebody as an enemy or their their will and their intention is to harm me. Well good, I know what to do. I need to get them as far away from me as I can. And so what I hear you saying is when we identify these voices, whether they’re third person, first person, or the come from my gut or my enteric nervous system, then I need to discern if it’s something that’s helping me in serving my purpose, oh, then I’ll move forward and do that and I’ll, I’ll give it audience. If it’s making me feel great and encouraging me. But if it’s tearing me down, ripping me apart, then I need to take care, take it captive and make it obedient to God and just get it out of my life, out of my mind. That’s no matter who it’s from. Right? Rashawn that’s right John. And one of the things that we look at is when we take our thoughts captive, it’s really a military term. And we see that scripture first or Second Corinthians chapter 10, take every thought captive for Christ Jesus. So when we’re taking our thoughts captive, that means we’re taking them under control and then we tested, are you from God or are you from somewhere else? That shouldn’t be in my thought. And so that’s very important. Being able to substantiate where we’re receiving our identity from and where we’re receiving in input from a how we engage the rest of the world.

That’s good. All right. Where did you guys think this is? Heather Darby and Katie Mcdougal from Ireland. I love that. I, uh, you know, you were talking about where are these thoughts coming from in that, that the question that I would certainly ask a client is, where have you heard these things before? Has Somebody spoken to you as a marriage counselor Edmond and now you’re speaking them to yourself? Um, is it from God or is there something that you’re, you’re repeating to yourself that you heard from somebody else? If it’s, if it’s something negative, um, and I love that you talked about if being, it could be a value statement. What are you worth? Um, yeah, that’s right. That’s right. It could be a value statement. It could be what are you worried? Um, the other thing is, is sometimes we start with that thought process in a third term, third person and it changes and transforms into first person. We start to own it and that becomes really negative when we own it. You’re really reduces us down to, um, how other people see us rather than maybe how God sees us. Yup. And I think also whenever you’re saying those things to yourself, they start coming out of your mouth to other people. And so it’s changing, changing how you treat others, how you treat yourself. Um, it starts with those thoughts. That’s absolutely right. If we treat herself well, then we’ll treat other people well and we can see how we treat herself by how we treat other people. Here’s three jumps on me. She said that can’t hear, oh, hello. Can you hear us now?

Cause my voice, you know, my voice is Kinda raspy today. Can you hear them? Are you, you hear them? Anita says, hi ladies. So I hope you guys liked this and maybe we’ll work on the sound a little bit next time, but I wanted to give you guys some exposure to some of the team that we have at New Vision because they all have a different level of ways that God moves through their lives. I know this is something that God put on Caleb’s heart that he wanted to share about. So many of us have been taken captive in our minds and then our bodies and our lives are in prison and we never really go beyond what we think or see ourselves as. And so I think that’s great. And in the coming weeks I’m going to invite them, all of our different teams, some level share, something that God put on their heart in ways that they positively impact the people they serve and the people they love. So John, I would love to invite our audience viewers to give us suggestions about what you would like you’re out. No, we want to know what, what interests you and what, um, what things you’d like for us to talk about. What questions do you have for your marriage counselor Edmond?

That’d be great. Yeah, we love your interaction and tell us where you’re from even when it goes. Uh, we end this post. If you want to send in comments of where you’d like to see us go and questions you’d like to see us address a up educated wants to talk about the enteric nervous system. We’ll give you an in depth study of nervous time. I give you a little bit of information, so that’d be fine. Let us know. So guys, Hey, if you want to reach out to us, go to New Vision Counseling Dot o r g and division counseling.org and if you need somebody to walk with you through a difficult time, then one of our therapists, we’ve got the ones in the room. You’ve got the ones that are here today. They would love to come alongside and partner with you during a difficult season of life. Hey, God bless like us on Facebook. You can go to nutrition counseling or Sean mcguire.net. Talk to you really soon.

God bless. Bye. [inaudible].