Since September 28 of this year, I’ve been attending a group therapy program every Monday and Wednesday all day to help me better manage my Emotional Regulation Disorder. It’s run by Mental Health therapists and psychiatrists and while the work is challenging, it’s making a difference for me. I’ve had a few “A-ha” moments already and I’m thoroughly taking advantage of having access to the psychiatrists and their insight and wisdom.
One such moment for me was coming to the understanding of my fear of feeling emotions fully. I have such difficulty with dealing with “negative” emotions such as fear, anger, and even sadness that I have a tendency to stuff all these emotions inside of me and turn them into shame. To put this in perspective, here’s a simple example of how easily I turn the emotion of anger into fear:
I’ve asked someone to perform an important task…
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