Understanding Emotional Repression as a Coping Mechanism


Emotional Repression is a very common coping mechanism that can prevent us from experiencing healing and authentic self expression. When we believe that it is not ok to express certain emotions we will repress them, which means our conscious mind will reject what we are feeling. When we repress our emotions it is often because we are afraid of what it might mean or what might happen if we acknowledge them openly. Repression is often based on a fear that we will be judged harshly or punished for expressing certain emotions or aspects of ourself. It is a sign that we believe part of who we are is unworthy of being openly expressed to others.

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