Protection Becomes the Problem

Not processing difficult situations to release frozen energy can cause later problems. 

Almost every addiction, whether it is to alcohol, drugs, food or even work started as a way to help you feel better when you had an uncomfortable experience.

The experience could have been the stress of living in a home where you witnessed emotional or physical violence, and drinking alcohol or using drugs helped you relax. Or you could have learned to distract yourself from the stress with work.

Or perhaps when you were small, each time you experienced difficulty you were consoled with cookies and you learned that food was the way to feel better.

The problem in each case is that it takes more and more of the pain-relieving substance to produce the same amount of relief and you then need the substance just to feel normal.

Healing from an addicition is a complicated process. Often releasing your energy from the original problem reduces the pressure to use the substance to try to feel better.

This paragraph is a comment I wrote about a passage on page 58-59 of Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®.)

You can see the passage in the book. You can also see the excerpt here. This link will take you to where I regularly publish comments on parts of this book. This is a site where authors share of their work. You can subscribe to my musings, there, as well as to the musings of many other authors. It’s a great place to learn about new books and I recommend that you visit.

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