Mindful Thoughts on How to Deflect an Insult

In being mindful we can choose to see the world and events as they really are. All our cognitions are coloured by everything we have ever been exposed to. We are conditioned as a result.


So when someone is judgemental about you, or makes a disparaging remark, ask yourself…


Is it true?

When we react, without even this amount of consideration, then we are already subscribing to ‘a truth’ based on those people (and events outside of us) based on the colouring of our experience. If we can return to a place where what we see, hear, taste, touch and smell is exactly that, then what we experience in this moment will be exactly that.

For help returning to that healthier way of understanding, contact me, Bob Brotchie, for your own, unique appointment.


About the author
Managing Director / Counsellor at Anglia Counselling Ltd | 07747042899 | [email protected] | Business Website

Bob Brotchie is a counsellor, mindset consultant and creator of "Conscious Living by Design"™. He writes for Anglia Counselling, is featured on various other websites and introduces us to many guest writers all covering topics related to mental health and wellbeing.

Bob provides bespoke counselling services to individuals and couples in the privacy and comfort of a truly welcoming environment at his Anglia Counselling company office, located near Newmarket in Suffolk, England. Bob also provides professional online counselling, for local, national, and international clients. The therapeutic models offered are bespoke to the client’s needs, especially those in receipt of 'childhood emotional neglect' (CEN), whilst integrating a mindful approach to psychotherapy and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) principles. For clients experiencing trauma and/or phobia, Bob offers EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing).