Let's face it.... we were not created to live on an island or to be isolated from other individuals. We were born into this world with a need to develop relationships. This innate need to develop secure attachments is often disrupted during infancy and childhood. This disruption causes long-term effects that impact our personal and professional relationships. The long-term effects of toxic relationships impact our mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
In these classes, you will have the opportunity to identify and address those fears that are developed throughout your lifespan. Through exploration of the development of these fears, you can begin to identify specific areas of your life that have been negatively impacted and caused a disruption in your emotional development. Learn how you can begin the process of overcoming these fears to live a more fulfilling life!
"The Fear of Intimacy"
Have you ever been overwhelmed by the fear of becoming too close to others or felt uncomfortable when people share intimate details of their life? Learn how previously frightening and painful experiences have impacted your ability to make emotional connections with others. Explore how life experiences can influence the feeling that the odds of developing healthy relationships are stacked against you. Find out why people withdraw from any resemblance of having an intimate relationship.
If you are still unconvinced of the importance of overcoming the fear of making connections with other people, consider the following negative outcomes of the fear of intimacy. Individuals who are fearful of intimacy may engage in the following behaviors that prevent them from pursuing a potentially rewarding and satisfying relationship:
1. They miss the opportunity to connect with a potential personal or professional relationship prospect due to 'emotional dumping'.
2. They spoil the chance to communicate their genuine emotions through self-sabotaging behaviors.
3. They listen to the opinions of others who share a similar problem instead of those who have their solution.
4. They fail to follow the insightful guidance of others who are well-informed about the relationship pattern and have proven to have a solution to the problem.