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Causes of emotional numbness

What causes emotional numbness? There are many causes of emotional numbness. Two of the most common causes are depression and anxiety. Often, when we do not deal with our emotions and suppress them, numbness follows. We become so accustomed to learning how to ‘not feel’ that we end up numb. The problem with feeling numb is that we live a …

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Give yourself permission to feel

    Give yourself permission to feel I call it being “unplugged”. When life has hurt us so much, we learn to detach emotionally. This strategy or defense mechanism works for a while but the long term consequences are a life of feeling numb. No highs, no lows just plateauing. I see it as a waste of life. We are …

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Are you ‘Unplugged?’

Are you ‘Unplugged?’ Every time life deals us a negative blow, we withdraw a little. We toughen up, we cultivate a thicker skin. Our emotional baggage begins to grow and so we buy more suitcases. One labelled “emotional unavailability”, another named “lack of empathy” and perhaps another tagged with “I won’t let anyone get emotionally close to me ever again”. When …