How to reset the head to enable merge


I am new to working with git and SourceTree, so I need some help. A few information up front: I work together with another collegue on a shared git repository. I made some changes to some files and then commited my changes. When I wanted to push my commits, my colleague had already pushed some other changes, but I didn't pull them before I tried to push myself. So Sourcetree opened up another branch. I wasn't sure how to merge the new branch with my local head without losing my own changes, so I tried out a lot of things including stashing and resetting commits. Now I am pretty much clueless what to do to get everything back to normal without losing my changes. Here is a photo of the current status: 

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Thanks for your help.

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You could try interactive rebasing or squashing.

Alternatively you could delete that 'extra' branch after selecting them and using the "Create Patch…" (From Commits). Then you can just re-apply them on a version clone without any worries beyond the change in metadata.

To reset a merge in progress use the "Reset…" (or "Revert…" for Mercurial) and choose the Reset All tab.

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