- Introduction: Broken connections lead to depression 1
- Chapter 1: Different perspectives on depression 2
- Chapter 2: Mapping depression energetically 10
- Chapter 3: Living with depression 12
- Conclusion 18
It is a natural social dynamic and it can be fun or even creative to present a mask to the outside world. There is nothing inherently wrong with doing that. The problems start when you have no other choice than to wear a mask, leaving you to always have to wear one.
When you realise you are trapped behind a mask you are probably entangled in a dysfunctional dynamic. You might have identified entirely with a role: maybe you are the very reliable employee, or the dutiful son, the caring wife or the sexy, carefree woman. Continue Reading ->
No, I am not talking about multiple personality disorder, well actually in a way i maybe am….
Did you ever notice that you act different at work then you do at a night club?
We all have many aspects living inside us and that’s perfectly fine.
But when different fragments of us create friction with each other, that’s when we start to feel un-easy, or even dis-eased. Continue Reading ->
A dysfunctional relationship is a relationship that is destructive instead of constructive. In a dysfunctional relationship two people agree to meet each other’s needs in what can take a self-destructive shape.
If, for example, one of the two feels inadequate and the other unable to take care of themselves they make an emotional agreement that if the other person makes them feel good and worthy, they in return will take care of them. This way the relationship becomes transactional and creates dependence in between the protagonists, and the relationship will never feel really secure to both of the partners. Continue Reading ->
Enmeshment is a description of a relationship between two or more people in which personal boundaries are permeable and unclear. This often happens on an emotional level in which two people “feel” each other’s emotions, or when one person becomes emotionally escalated and the other family member does as well. Continue Reading ->