# denial #selfcompassion
Stuff often comes up in therapy or personal development work that we’re not quite sure how to handle.
We remember stuff of which we weren’t consciously aware before.
We come face to face with habits and tendencies we don’t particularly like.
We realize we have to change patterns and give things up that we can’t IMAGINE changing or giving up.
Not infrequently, the stuff that comes up during therapy or personal development work is so overwhelming or off-putting that we have no idea what to do about it. We don’t like that it exists; sometimes we can’t imagine how to even go forward with our everyday lives if what we’re discovering is true.
It only takes one or two brushes against this kind of stuff to want to opt out of therapy or personal growth altogether.
Very often we’ll have a part of ourselves…
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