Tag Archives: Defense Mechanisms

Emotionally Driven Coping Strategies

We spend a lot of time in our podcasts talking about hormone replacement, making good medical decisions, and preventative medicine. (See biobalancehealth.com podcasts with Dr. Kathy Maupin.) Today, I am going to share some thoughts on coping strategies, and the … Continue reading

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Freud, the Super-Ego and What You Should Do

A Question for Those Who Are Bound by Their Shoulds: How do you distinguish between the “Have To Shoulds” VS. the “Choose to Shoulds”? I was talking with a client who is trapped and emotionally very upset because of the … Continue reading

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The Understanding And Treatment of Anger in Therapy

We use defense mechanisms to protect ourselves from anxiety. That is the simplest formulation of what they are and what they do. They protect us, or at least, we think they do. We intend for them to protect us, but … Continue reading

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The Cartesian Split in Therapeutic Thinking

Renee Descartes said: “I think, therefore I am.” In saying that, he lead western thought away from the body and its information channels. His “thought” process and structured style of thinking helped our culture learn to not value and not … Continue reading

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