Have you ever tried to change a behavior or thought pattern but found yourself getting “blocked”, distracted, or feeling resistance to change? Do you feel recurring depressive thoughts or anxiety that you can’t explain?
You’re likely encountering a protective part of you that is trying to shield a wounded childhood version of yourself from further pain or harm.
In this episode, we talk about how we can begin to create relationships with these “protectors” and help them feel safe enough to put down their defenses and allow us to contact and eventually adopt and reparent the wounded exiles they shield so that we no longer need to engage in maladaptive behaviors to feel safe.
RESOURCES FOR THIS PODCAST:
Alessio Rizzo www.therapywithalessio.com
Richard Schwartz www.ifs-institute.com
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