Sometimes our emotions can become frozen. This can happen when we’ve experienced something traumatic in our childhood and is an effective coping strategy that protects us from overwhelming feelings. This coping mechanism helped us survive those difficult times without being consumed by sadness, anger and fear .
But for many people not being able to express emotion becomes problematic in adult life. Sometimes it leads to feelings of being an imposter, sometimes it creates difficulties in relationships. When it gets to this point that it’s becoming an issue it’s time to get help. Talking to a trained counsellor in a confidential setting will help release those difficult feelings in a safe and contained way.
Talking is the first step to healing. #dontbottleitup