Dealing with Nightmares in the Real or Dream World
What should your attitude be after you have had an intense nightmare or have gone through a horrific experience in real life?
When most people begin working with what is happening with themselves, the first goal they have is to get rid of the recurrence of the negative feelings. When you are feeling a great deal of fear because the memories of some horror like being in war or being with an abusive person get triggered constantly, the actual experience in your body of the negative emotion can be so awful that the only thing you can think of is getting rid of it as quickly as possible. Most people do a lot of coping strategies like alcohol or drugs or relationships to forget the pain.
As awful as the feelings are to cope with, the goal is NOT to completely forget the nightmare or keep it from recurring. Nightmares…
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