Soulful Psychotherapy

When coping mechanisms become avoidance

Uncategorized Nov 08, 2018

We all want the shortcut. The problem with the shortcut is; you need to acknowledge the big pile of muck you’re standing in if you're going to move past it. Coping mechanisms provide you ways to hold your nose, spritz perfume and sprinkle glitter so that the mess is less offensive and more manageable, but that won’t ultimately change the fact that you’re still standing in a pile of crap. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and dig deep into your underworld, you might find that everything you’ve been avoiding – what you’re most ashamed of, where you feel most in pain, most stuck- turns into your gold.

"Our task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious" Carl Jung

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