Today, each of us has had many losses, and painful memories make life difficult every day. Psychologist talks about how to let go of difficult memories and continue living.
Resistance is a psychological term that Sigmund Freud originally used to denote the patient’s blocking of memories from conscious memory, and distinguished five forms. Later, this term passed to a more modern interpretation – psychological resistance. Such a phenomenon is characteristic when a person has experienced certain traumatic events.
Why do we need it?
So we supposedly protect ourselves from the situation associated with the inevitability of painful experiences, because we do not want to experience it again.
It should be noted that when a person turns to a psychologist/psychotherapist to work through his trauma, this phenomenon can become an obstacle.
After all, in the course of work, when a person approaches his injury, his protective mechanisms begin to move in the opposite direction, so as not to open the problem and experience pain again.
How not to succumb to this condition and continue to live?
Understand yourself, and for this, try to find an answer to the question “Why am I resisting?”.
Give yourself time, don’t expect to get everything right away. Large-scale projects always start with small steps.
Set achievable goals for yourself. Plan.
Give yourself time to relax. This is very important in modern realities. Remember: body resistance often occurs as a result of overtiredness.
Listen to yourself and your body.