Protecting Ourselves

Protecting Ourselves “We think that by protecting ourselves from suffering we are being kind to ourselves. The truth is, we only become more fearful, more hardened and more alienated”. Pema Chodren.   It’s an interesting thought…. There is that idea that coping mechanisms do shield us from acute psychological distress. Coping mechanisms are perhaps supposed …

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Whatever you resist persists?

Whatever you resist persists? There are many ideas on how to ‘treat’ anxiety but do they work? Have the ‘tools’ you’ve been given worked for you? Breathing exercises perhaps or prescribed drugs, going to a happy place, withdrawal from what makes you anxious, addiction, self medication, going for a run, telling yourself you’re irrational…. Anxiety …

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