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Oct
21
2010

Defense Mechanisms – It’s a Progression.

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There are two types of defense mechanisms; those that are needed and useful verses those that are unwanted and no longer serve you.  Defenses were originally created by the subconscious mind in order to genuinely protect you.  For example, you don’t touch a hot stove, or you may burn yourself.  You don’t cross a busy street without looking, or you may get hit by a car. There is major resistance to change in most people […]

Oct
20
2010

Unwanted defense mechanisms

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Rewrite Your Emotional Past The “Phantom Foe” I agree we need some appropriate defense mechanisms that keep us safe from real danger. Unwanted defense mechanisms that I call a “phantom foe” are similar to a “phantom limb,” where someone has had an amputation and the limb is long gone, but they still feel pain and even feel like the limb is still there!  A phantom foe is caused by inappropriate fears from events that happened […]

Oct
18
2010

Identifying Defense Mechanisms

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Where do you feel stuck, frustrated, and want to change? The following is a brief list of some of the areas that may need help. Weight and food management. Stopping smoking . Relief from stress, tension, nightmares and exam anxiety . Elimination of insomnia and procrastination . To gain self confidence . To overcome shyness, nail biting, bed-wetting, stuttering, anger, fatigue, guilt, health problems, pain, grief, anxiety and depression, and other unwanted habits, feelings and […]

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