<ul><li>Circle of </li></ul><ul><li>Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>thecoupleconnection.net  © One Plus...
Thoughts Behaviour Feelings It is helpful to understand how our  thoughts, feelings  and  behaviours  are linked.  This di...
So for example, when I  think  that I cannot rely on my partner for support ... I can’t rely on my partner Thoughts
... I am likely to  behave  in ways that exclude my partner from supporting me ...  When my partner tries to help I turn a...
... with the result that my  feelings  are affected – I am likely to  feel  unsupported, angry and probably lonely. I feel...
These  feelings  reinforce my  thoughts  that I cannot rely on my partner ...   I can’t rely on my partner Behaviour Feeli...
.... and so I continue to  behave  in ways that discourage support from my partner ...  When my partner tries to help I tu...
.... and so the circle rolls on ... I feel unsupported, angry and lonely I can’t rely on my partner When my partner tries ...
As a result I become more and more dissatisfied with my relationship, more disparaging of my partner’s attempts to help me...
But the  good news  is that because my  thoughts, feelings  and  behaviours  are linked, if I want  things to   change  I ...
... and any change I make in either my  thoughts, feelings  or  behaviour  is likely to make a  series of changes. Thought...
So, if I choose to change my  behaviour  by allowing my partner to help me ...  I choose to let my partner help me Behaviour
... I am likely to feel supported and that my needs are being recognised ... I feel supported, and that my needs are being...
... and this in turn will influence my  thoughts  – I am more likely to  think  that my partner respects me and cares for ...
As the circles rolls on ... my changed behaviour will show my partner that I am turning towards them, rather than away and...
Thoughts Behaviour Feelings thecoupleconnection.net  © One Plus One
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    1. 1. <ul><li>Circle of </li></ul><ul><li>Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>thecoupleconnection.net © One Plus One </li></ul>
    2. 2. Thoughts Behaviour Feelings It is helpful to understand how our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are linked. This diagram shows how each influences the other.
    3. 3. So for example, when I think that I cannot rely on my partner for support ... I can’t rely on my partner Thoughts
    4. 4. ... I am likely to behave in ways that exclude my partner from supporting me ... When my partner tries to help I turn away Behaviour Thoughts
    5. 5. ... with the result that my feelings are affected – I am likely to feel unsupported, angry and probably lonely. I feel unsupported, angry and lonely Behaviour Feelings Thoughts
    6. 6. These feelings reinforce my thoughts that I cannot rely on my partner ... I can’t rely on my partner Behaviour Feelings Thoughts
    7. 7. .... and so I continue to behave in ways that discourage support from my partner ... When my partner tries to help I turn away I can’t rely on my partner Behaviour Feelings Thoughts
    8. 8. .... and so the circle rolls on ... I feel unsupported, angry and lonely I can’t rely on my partner When my partner tries to help I turn away Behaviour Feelings Thoughts
    9. 9. As a result I become more and more dissatisfied with my relationship, more disparaging of my partner’s attempts to help me and increasingly hopeless about anything changing. I feel unsupported, angry and lonely I can’t rely on my partner When my partner tries to help I turn away Behaviour Feelings Thoughts
    10. 10. But the good news is that because my thoughts, feelings and behaviours are linked, if I want things to change I can enter the circle at any point ... Behaviour Feelings Thoughts I feel unsupported, angry and lonely I can’t rely on my partner When my partner tries to help I turn away
    11. 11. ... and any change I make in either my thoughts, feelings or behaviour is likely to make a series of changes. Thoughts Behaviour Feelings
    12. 12. So, if I choose to change my behaviour by allowing my partner to help me ... I choose to let my partner help me Behaviour
    13. 13. ... I am likely to feel supported and that my needs are being recognised ... I feel supported, and that my needs are being recognised Behaviour Feelings
    14. 14. ... and this in turn will influence my thoughts – I am more likely to think that my partner respects me and cares for me. I know my partner respects and cares for me Behaviour Feelings Thoughts
    15. 15. As the circles rolls on ... my changed behaviour will show my partner that I am turning towards them, rather than away and they too will feel needed by me and think that we are getting on better. I feel supported, and that my needs are being recognised I choose to let my partner help me I know my partner respects and cares for me Behaviour Feelings Thoughts
    16. 16. Thoughts Behaviour Feelings thecoupleconnection.net © One Plus One
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