mental well being and coping strategies

sp331yi

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But you got it -- that's what's important.
Carl Jung and Emmet Fox are inexorably tied to AA. . . and you mentioned both, including a snarky comment, So you asked for it.
Won't bring it up again unless implied and apropos.
I do
hope life is getting more tolerable for all involved here.
 


wizardfromoz

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I wonder if you two are really serious about self-examination.
I can only speak for myself, and I might ask if you are familiar with the expression "Don't tell your grandmother how to suck eggs"?

My 8 Mental Health Disorders are all

Familial - that is, from my parents and grandparents

Incurable

Lifelong and

Manageable, under medication and coping strategies

Had my first mental breakdown 33 years ago, and the last 19 years ago.

I eat, sleep and crap self-examination.

Friday here in Oz, so

Avagudweegend

Chris Turner
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captain-sensible

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So be it.
I do believe that you will find Carl Jung's concept of the Collective Unconscious intriguing. Especially since sharing with @Rachmani3652 how unsettling to you a bout with the subconsious via hypnotherapy was in another thread.
Best wishes!
hypnotherapy for me was about 17 years ago; if the person is "ready" and in the right hands of a competent clinical hypnotherapist it can do wonders and "solve" issues. yes solve- how simply by dealing in a controlled way what comes up under supervision of a professional. When i say ready , i mean the person has to be at a stage when they are truly willing to acknowledge the stuff that comes up, previously hidden and suppressed. It takes a few weeks and during that time its unsettling. Afterwards everything calms and there is a +ve conclusion.

In a state of being truly ready is probably incongruous with denial ?
 

captain-sensible

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I eat, sleep and crap self-examination.
Ha ha!

For the conditions that can not be changed there may be also emotional baggage due to what was experienced , maybe in earlier life due to the condition.

IN other words say a child can not easily communicate, lets say due to an inherited condition. When they get older they will still have that inherited condition, but they will also have hurt and baggage due to the way other children treated them due to that condition when they were a child.
Negative emotional experiences may be suppressed and hidden but like an iceberg have influence and may surface from time to time. When i said to @Rachmani3652 about knowledge this is what i mean. I an talk credibly about the subject of hypnotherapy because I've been through hypnotherapy and experienced cathartic releases during sessions.

I then read up on belief systems and did a de-brief on myself to understand how that changed me. The therapist also took it gently and also expressed their knowledge along the way !
 

captain-sensible

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So be it.
I do believe that you will find Carl Jung's concept of the Collective Unconscious intriguing. Especially since sharing with @Rachmani3652 how unsettling to you a bout with the subconsious via hypnotherapy was in another thread.
Best wishes!
I read it - yes there is obviously inbuilt innate behavior ; thats plain to see bees, ants etc and must play a part in us. Interestingly new age thinkers talk about "tapping" into an entity they describe as a "collective intelligence"
 

sp331yi

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@wizardfromoz -- touche! I've got a tough skin, so bring it on! Good to hear from you and @captain-sensible !

@(the latter) -- Yes, I have encountered New Agers through the years. In the experiences I've had with but several of them and their beliefs and practices, something ancient (like the Native American sweat bath) is adopted with a perverting twist and then called New. However, as I have found with religions, one cannot 'throw the baby out with the bath water' since wisdom comes in many shapes, forms and sizes. So I must be cautios in stating such things.

A new perspective could, even if this happens seldomly, prove to be useful to our modern thought processes, which themselves have been perverted through time. An awareness that we modern humans know so very little can be called nothing but humbling. From one ancient source I draw from and I'll paraphrase it -- "Act justly, Love mercy and Walk humbly . . ." It's a KISS thing for me.
 

captain-sensible

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KISS seen that quoted a lot with slackware being "keep it simple stupid" ? I prefer gino d'acampo philosophy "minimum effort maximum satisfaction" which has served me well with slackware .
 



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