(NaturalNews) In today's world of quick psychological fixes and tick-tacky techniques, those who know and speak the truth about what it takes to heal are few and far between. When one of them shows up, like psychotherapist Peter Michaelson of WhyWeSuffer.com, he is worth listening to.
This week on Mental Health Exposed, special guest Peter Michaelson joins us to talk about the deeper aspects of well-being. A specialist in depth psychology, Peter has a unique perspective on why people suffer and how to alleviate suffering.
He also claims that much of human suffering is not necessary. Listen to the November 28, 2012 episode of Mental Health Exposed to hear this unique perspective.
Let's contrast a typical self-help quick fix with a deeper approach
Suppose you have problems with feeling rejected. If someone doesn't like your ideas or agree with you, you overreact. You go through life hypersensitive to signs of disapproval from others.
A shallow approach to dealing with rejection would treat the symptom. You might be told to think of the issue while tapping on your cheekbone or various "energy points" on your body.
You might be told to visualize yourself with white light all around you, perfectly protected from others and free from their opinions.
You might be told to affirm to yourself over and over that you are "strong and free, never affected by what other people think."
All of these approaches attempt to treat the symptom and not the cause of the issue. Even though they might provide temporary relief, they fall short of a lasting solution.
A deeper approach
Permanently resolving the rejection issue requires you to become aware of the deeper conflicts in your psyche that typically form in childhood. For example, if you were rejected repeatedly by a parent, you'd most likely be forced to suppress your pain and anger, as you were dependent upon parents for survival.
Over time, you developed a pattern of anticipating rejection. You learned to enter situations prepared to be rejected. It became what you expected, (LOA advocates should appreciate this one) even as you denied the hurt you felt.
Essentially, this pattern leaves you confused at best. Worse, you walk into situations inviting rejection and perhaps even blatantly doing things people are likely to reject - thus creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.
How do you heal from this pattern that you probably don't even see?
This is where healers with real skill are required. You have to deal with your underlying issues, including the pain you've been suppressing for a lifetime. This is what Peter and I discuss on the show. Don't miss this one!
Listen to this episode of Mental Health Exposed to learn more about these deeper aspects of emotional health and healing.
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