Episode 4: Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms, Why We Have Them, and How to Overcome Them

Episode 4: Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms, Why We Have Them, and How to Overcome Them

Episode Description:

Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms, Why We Have Them, and How to Overcome Them explains where unhealthy coping mechanisms originate and how unhealthy coping mechanisms get started, including addictions to substances and to unhealthy emotional habits. I relate my own coping mechanisms to this concept to make it understandable.

Then, I share a couple of personal breakthrough experiences that showed me why my coping mechanisms and targeting these didn't work. I wasn't getting to the root of the problem and why I had the coping mechanisms to begin with. Once I was able to understand the reason for my negative and addictive thinking, then I was able to start making progress. I explain how you can too. 

Breakdown of Episode: 

1:44 Introduction to the Topic--How Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms Get Started

10:22 Why Positive Thinking Alone Isn't Enough to Heal the Roots of Coping Mechanisms for Trauma

14:12 My Breakthrough Moment that Showed Me That Where the Roots of My Healing Lay and How My Revelation Can Help You

16:14 What Will Help You Cope, Eliminate Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms, and Finally Heal 

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