The below excerpt is from the self help psychology book, Be Your Own Therapist.
    Book (Table of Contents)    Chapter Quiz - E-IQ Test    All Quizzes   


STUCK FEELINGS

There are several so-called emotions that are inherently stuck. Feel them and you stay in them. They remain around forever, unless the real truths beneath them are felt. Some inherently stuck feelings are: guilt, jealousy, depression, humiliation, shame and degradation. Feeling them for any longer than it is necessary to recognize them is not productive. Be on the lookout behind these stuck feelings for other unwanted feelings (such as childhood hurt, love, fear, rage or grief) which, if felt, could help change the immobility.

The ultimate in personal responsibility: "If I am unhappy in any way, I need to change myself."

It is often but not always true that: (1)guilt indicates repressed anger at early parenting figures, (2)jealousy indicates a fear of loss of early parenting figures, (3)depression indicates repression of difficult feelings, and (4)humiliation, shame and degradation indicate difficulties with self-esteem (or with judging others if others are judged as humiliated, shamed or degraded). It is suggested that you use this paragraph as a likely starting point for exploration of your own stuck emotions.

Next Excerpt

The average two-year-old is a great beacon for emotional health, displaying a full range of emotions and moving beyond them once they are expressed.

More Excerpts This Chapter
   EMOTIONAL HEALTH = MENTAL HEALTH
   ANGER AND OUTRAGE
   HOLDING ON TO THE RAGE
   ANGER KEEPS COMING BACK
   LOVE 1 2
   SADNESS
   FEAR
   STUCK FEELINGS
   SKEWED EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION IS RAMPANT

STUCK FEELINGS © 1995-99

    Book (Table of Contents)    Chapter Quiz - E-IQ Test    All Quizzes   

 

Past Survey
Q: The inherently stuck feelings I sometimes get stuck in
guilt
jealousy
depression
shame
2 or more of the above
I have no difficulty with stuck feelings

View Results
Next Emotions Poll