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 Being Fully Alive"
Have you noticed that you have worked hard for so long that life seemed to have passed you by? Do you feel that you may have worked so long to make someone else happy in your personal or professional relationships that you have not found fulfillment in your own relationships? The demands of life can conflict with the ability to live life to the fullest as the individual attempts to address factors involving family, work, religion, culture, and society. Learn how being "mature" or "responsible" can prompt the belief that one must curtail their enjoyment to meet the demands or expectations set out by the world. Consider how inhibitions develop out of fear causes the lack of investing in the ability to have fun, feel alive, and be full of energy.
In this class, you will have the opportunity to learn:
- How the development of the "fawn response" or people-pleasing influences the fear of living life to the fullest!
- The characteristics of the "fawn response"
- The implications of the "fawn response" in toxic relationships.
- The importance of addressing unmet emotional needs.
- How to address the "fawn response" in toxic relationships.