Posts Tagged ‘Sadness’

Are you Afraid of Happiness?

How Our Unconscious Fear of Happiness Sabotages Our Efforts to Find Peace

I first became aware of the fear of happiness in my one-to-one psychotherapy private practice, where I experienced three repeating patterns with clients-patterns that my training had in no way prepared me for.

Pattern #1: We Stop Just Before We Get Started

In the first pattern, I would help clients address a particular fear or problem to the point of letting go of fear. Then, when I was convinced they were now ready to let go of their pain and be happy, they would Continue Reading