“Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind”
Ovid 43 BC
Sometimes we reach a point in our life where life’s challenges seem to overwhelm us and our usual coping mechanisms no longer work.
Frequently, when we feel overwhelmed, we can no longer recognise the difference between another person’s emotions and behaviours, and our own. We might blame the other, but more often we blame ourselves and feel increasingly at odds with ourselves, questioning our self worth.
Such self blame and internal conflict can be painful and destructive not only to ourselves, but also to the relationships in our family and with friends or to professional relationships at work.