of my clients and some famous people, like Cher, are
completely ignoring the war with Iraq because they disagree
with it or can't emotionally handle the trauma of war.
Is this good for their emotional health?
at war is stressful because of the uncertainty it engenders
within us regarding our own security. Apprehension about
reprisals against the American people by extremists,
negative effects on the economy, concerns for people
losing loved ones in the war and a host of other disquieting
elements can add to our overall stress level. If this
level is already high because of negative forcing functions
already imbedded in our subconscious minds, the added
stress of the war can tilt us into illness, both emotional
people choose to cope with this added stress by simply
pretending that the war doesn't exist and wall themselves
off from the reality of what's going on by consciously
burying their heads in the sand as the ostrich does
when it doesn't want to see what's going on in it's
reality. As the war goes on, this approach becomes increasingly
more difficult to maintain because of the inundation
of media news and the interests of other people who
are glued to their TV's watching what is happening.
we like it or not, life goes on with or without our
participation. If you choose to not involve yourself,
you may, at least on the surface, keep your stress down
But, does disregarding reality really protect you from
stress? I think not!
our wall of self-protection, at some level of consciousness
we still know what is going on. We cannot truly divorce
ourselves from reality no matter how deeply we bury
our heads in the sand. The uneasiness is always still
there, the fear is still there and so the stress is
still there, albeit concealed temporarily by our avoidance
behavior. We cannot truly escape the stress and it is,
most assuredly, affecting us.
far better to accept reality and the stress of life
openly and deal with it. If your stress level is already
too high, then find a good hypnotherapist who can help
you uncover and release the stressor sources buried
in your subconscious and accept ongoing reality as it
unfolds. We learn and grow by accepting actuality and
not hiding from it. This makes us stronger as we overcome
adversity in life and release our deeply imbedded stress
sources within. After all, we are adults and not children.
We don't have to live in a never-never land of deluding
fantasy for protection. Instead, grasp life for what
it is, solve your problems and become stronger and wiser.
This process is called maturing.
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