Q&A: Is Conscious Complaining Helpful?
Our latest question comes from a reader about a practice (suggested by her life coach) called conscious complaining.
She wonders whether it’s helpful to air negative thoughts, or is it contradictory to everything we’re taught about the power of positive focus? Here’s the question:
My life coach introduced me to something called conscious complaining, which extolls the value of expressing negative thoughts out loud in order to free yourself from them.
The idea behind it is that it helps you cut through the repressed negativity by airing and releasing it.
However, this doesn’t fit with what I’ve learned about law of attraction. Wouldn’t focusing on the negative just create more negative results? Or is there a good reason to practice “conscious complaining?”
Any insight is greatly appreciated!
For readers who aren’t familiar with the concept of conscious complaining, you can read more here. Karla McLaren explains that complaining doesn’t make you feel worse – rather, it has the opposite effect since it breaks through stagnation and actually serves as “quick lube for your soul.”
What do you guys think? Is there value to voicing your negative thoughts? Or could a conscious complaining session derail deliberate creation efforts?
Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts!