Working with Difficult Emotions
Difficult emotions are labeled that way because they are difficult to feel, difficult to experience, to name, to own, and to overcome. Some of the emotions that might come to mind as you think about the most difficult things you feel include shame, guilt, fear, rage, grief, regret, and unworthiness.
Since these emotions are so difficult to work through, it’s not uncommon for you to adopt behaviors to cope with feelings like these. Some of these coping behaviors may be more or less helpful or adaptive for you. In this post, we’ll examine ways that you might avoid working through difficult emotions and alternative ways to cope and ...