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How to Sit with Painful Emotions


As difficult as it can be, learning to sit with our painful emotions is an essential part of psychological health. Emotions can provide us with important information about ourselves and can help to inform our decision making. Often times our attempts to distract ourselves from our feelings only causes more pain and suffering (e.g., self-injury, substance use). However, when we learn to sit with our emotions we learn that they will eventually pass and that maybe our ability to cope with them is better than we had originally thought. For some tips to learn how to sit with your painful emotions check out this article: https://psychcentral.com/blog/how-to-sit-with-painful-emotions/