So exactly what the heck defines a “nice normal family” anyway? In your case dysfunctional or toxic may well be the only norm you’ve ever known!
This time of year you are faced by bubbly friends and co-workers, excited about plans with family. You do your best to put on a happy face since their enthusiasm only serves to amplify your sense of dread.
So how do you navigate and sanely survive the holidays?
It all depends on your situation:
1. The sense of obligation may make you go, in spite of your better judgment.
2.You may be among the brave who have found a way to gracefully bow out, but feel you’ve done something wrong.
3. You might be languishing in guilt or shame, because the holidays are a painful reminder that you chose t...
Persistent anxiety can certainly feel insurmountable, but it doesn’t have to be. If you are saying “Walk a mile in my shoes”, your feelings are genuinely respected. But take heart in knowing there is always a way.
While each situation is unique, if you are at wit’s end there are several avenues to explore. All of them won’t be mentioned here, but hopefully it will be a good beginning for many.
EFT tapping tips are below to help you get started.
In working with people to free themselves, something frequently encountered is the constant anticipation or thoughts patterns that “It’s only going to get worse”, “How bad will it be today?”, and so on. Thinking and feeling this way is very understandable but without a doubt, you may as well be sendi...