The below excerpt is from the self help psychology book, Be Your Own Therapist.|
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.
|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.|
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