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Rumination: Wounds

There are 4 psychological wounds caused by rumination:

  1. Supersizing Our Misery. Rumination leads to sadness and being upset, and sadness and being upset lead to rumination, in a loop.
  2. Anger Inflation, as such loops can be caused also by anger. And, in these cases, they often have consequences on our relationships and interactions.
  3. Cognitive Leakage, as rumination consumes large amounts of our mental energies, impairing attention, focus, problem-solving abilities, and motivation.
  4. Strained Relationships, as rumination will have effects especially on the closer ones.

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Rejection

Rejection

The Emotional Cuts and Scrapes of Daily Life

It's the most common emotional wound, and some are so severe they create deep cuts. Also, we tend to always underestimate its pain: but, if untreated, it could affect thinking and erode self-esteem. And it rejects reason and logi...

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Low Self-esteem: Exercises

  1. Adopt Self-Compassion: take an event that caused self-criticism; imagine it happened to a dear one; think of how you would talk to that person.
  2. Identify Your Strenghts and affirm them, even if unrelated to the problematic situation! Make a list and w...

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Conclusion

Create your own personal psychological medicine cabinet, to overcome the little wounds life offers us daily.

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Loneliness: Wounds

The psychological wounds are:

  1. Painful misperception, with a more negative assessment of our social network and self-worth.
  2. Self-defeating prophecies, as self-protection and avoidance will push away people we hope to engage.
  3. Atro...

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Rejection: Wounds

Rejections can cause 4 different psychological wounds:

  1. Emotional pain based on evolutionary past, as we are social animals.
  2. Anger and aggressive behaviours towards others and ourselves.
  3. Damaged self-esteem, carried on b...

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Loss And Trauma

Loss And Trauma

Walking in Broken

Loss and trauma are inevitable parts of life. Most of them have only short term effects, however the same loss can have different meanings to different people.

We all face similar challenges when it comes to recovery, reset and go back to full functionality

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Guilt

Guilt

The Poison in Our System

Guilt is a useful feeling, as it helps us maintain our individual standards of behavior, and protects our most valued relationships.

But when it gets too much, not proportional to the "wrong" action, and persistent - it becomes a psychological...

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Rumination

Rumination

Picking at Emotional Scabs

When we face painful experiences, we typically reflect on them, hoping to understand and move on. Sometimes, however, we end up trapped in rumination, replaying the same event forever in our mind. Running endlessly but getting nowhere. And only ne...

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Low Self-esteem

Low Self-esteem

Weak Emotional Immune System.

Self-esteem includes both general self-worth and how we feel about ourselves in specific domains of our lives - and the impact of the second one on the first depends critically on how important we consider that domain.

Low self-esteem mak...

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Rumination: Exercises

We must interrupt the rumination cycle.

  1. Change Your Perspective: think of the events from an external POV, and focus on the why, more than on the how it happened.
  2. Distract Yourse...

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Guilt: Wounds

It's urgent to treat unresolved or eccessive guilt, as it ends up making us condemn not only our actions but our entire selves, leading to self-loathing and low self-esteem.

There are 2 types of wounds:

  1. Self-Condemnation, preventing us from feeling good anymore, ...

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Failure

Failure

How Emotional Chest Colds Become Psychological Pneumonia

We face failure thousands of times in our life, it's not avoidable. The difference is in our reaction: we may give up too quickly; we may become frozen, passive and helpless; we may become so stressed that we can't th...

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GUY WINCH

Ask a ten-year-old what you should do if you catch a cold and the child would immediately recommend getting into bed and drinking chicken soup. Children also know that if you break a bone in your leg you need to get a cast on it so it mends correctly.

GUY WINCH

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Failure: Wounds

Many of our failures cause unnecessary psychological damage, because we don't treat them properly. Three are the wounds:

  1. Shrinking Self-esteem: failure can make our goals seems larger and more difficult, while making us...

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Low Self-esteem: Wounds

There are 3 wounds that come with low self-esteem:

  1. Ego Under Siege: it makes us more vulnerable to (and less able to adapt to and overcome) failure, rejection, anxiety, stress, depression...
  2. No Dessert for Me: it prevents us from engaging to po...

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Loneliness

Loneliness

Relationship Muscle Weakness

In the era of connection, we are more lonely than ever. It's not the quantity of relationships, but their quality.

Chronic loneliness has an effect on healt similar to cigarette smoking! And it's contagious!

Loneliness cause...

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The Medicine Cabinet

The Medicine Cabinet

  • While in every house we have a medicine cabinet full of stuff for treating basic physical illnesses, we have no such toolkit for the minor psychological injuries we sustain in daily life.
  • Consequently, we do little to treat the small ...

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Guilt: Exercises

  1. Effectively Apologize, with 3 basic ingredients: a statement of regret; a clear "I'm Sorry" part; a request for forgiveness. Validate the other person's feelings, listening and trying to change your perspective. Offer compensation. Acknowledge that you violated norms and exp...

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Failure: Exercises

  1. Get Support and Get Real, looking for both emotional support and critical and realistic Outlook. Failure is a great teacher, provides new opportunities, can make us stronger...
  2. Regain Control, defining realistic and specific goals, intermediate steps...

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Loneliness: Exercises

  1. Challenge Negative Perceptions by purposefully visualizing realistic success scenarios, not jumping at conclusions, and taking action actively.
  2. Identify Self-Defeating Behaviours by stopping and reflecting mindfully on our ways of interaction.

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GUY WINCH

Once we know psychological aspirins do exist, we'd be foolish not to use them.

GUY WINCH

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Loss And Trauma: Exercises

  1. Soothing Emotional Pain following our Natural inclinations, sharing thoughts or feelings at our own pace.
  2. Recovering Lost Aspects of Self, overcoming avoidance of situations and interactions that were a significant aspect of our lives, but that could...

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Rejection: Exercises

  1. Argue with Self-Criticism with suitable counterarguments; useful as thoughts arise, or as a written exercise.
  2. Revive your Self-Worth by writing a list of your traits you highly value, and explain why they're important to you.
  3. Replenis...

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Loss And Trauma: Wounds

There are four psychological wounds:

  1. Life interrupted: we face a series of new "firsts" without the lost person, or after the trauma, each of them evoking memories and pain.
  2. Iden...

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