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I am often asked an important question. "How do I learn to float and accept when one person makes me anxious?" This question is asked by people that will often explain that they experience anxiety or even panic when in the presence of a specific person or group of people. Often, there is a history of abuse, or there is ongoing abuse of varying types (mental, emotional, or even physical). So the question I am really being asked is, "How can I float through being with someone that has harmed me or is harming me right now?"
The answer is simple. You are not required to accept and float through abuse. Not now. Not ever. I am teaching you how to become non-reactive to irrational fear. Fear that feels real, but has no basis in reality. This is why we learn to accept that fear and float through it. This is why we surrender to it. Because in doing so we learn that there is no real danger, and that we no longer have to be afraid. When in an abusive relationship, there is REAL DANGER. REAL HARM is being done. Your fear and your anxiety are justified! I am not teaching you how to float through that.
My old friend Joe Ryan joined me to discuss this important topic and share his experience with abusive relationships.
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Music Credit: "Afterglow" by Ben Drake (https://facebook.com/BenDrakeMusic) with permission
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