Last week I emphasized the need for us to feel our feelings and not deny them. This week I am outlining 10 strategies we use to avoid feelings and how to recognize them.
But initially at least, we need to recognize that such mechanisms protect us from emotional overwhelm and in that sense some of them are necessary. It is only when we use them habitually to dull our feelings and use them long term that they become a problem. Play the video and see if you recognize which ones out of these ten strategies you use most.