By Mary Cook, MA
Whether clients or counselors, students or teachers, we are all imperfect human beings. We are here because we have a yearning to grow.
And the strongest motivator for growth is pain. When we are significantly harmed or deprived mentally, emotionally or physically and have no safe people or role models to help us understand and rebound or heal, our mind creates defense mechanisms and coping strategies to hide our real pain and vulnerability.
This may serve us well over a short time period, but backfires in a longer time frame. When we become habituated to our means to hide painful reality, we forget our true self behind the fabrications.
More at; Anonymous One website