The Silent Scream
I don’t know about you, but there are days when I look relatively normal on the outside while I scream silently inside. I’m an equal opportunity person so sometimes I want to scream about work, sometimes about home, sometimes about my health, and sometimes about me. I don’t show any favouritism. I allow myself to be irritated by about anything. Even better, I don’t necessarily limit my irritation to be about one thing at a time. I’ve been known to allow the emotions associated with multiple negative events/people to build up until I’m not even sure why I feel tense, why I’m suddenly angry at everyone, and why I react so strongly to an every day event.
Reasons for the scream
There are many reasons why we may have silent-scream moments. The following are a few examples, but I’m sure you have some of your own:
I used to use the hide-under-the-blankets technique but it’s never really worked. It’s been a way to give myself some privacy and the mistaken belief that no one can find me.
However, since I’ve already told you that it doesn’t work, the following are a few techniques that you may want to use:
Do you sometimes experience a silent scream? If you do, what helps you to deal with it? What prevents you from dealing with it?
Don’t be silent when it comes to your mental well-being.
2/10/2019 11:27:51 am
Very well researched and written. Hit the nail on the head.
2/10/2019 10:13:14 pm
All very good ideas for dealing with the silent scream. I'd like to add meditation to the list. Sometimes you need to be able to observe your thoughts and feelings without getting all twisted up in knots inside, and meditation can teach you to achieve such a state of mind.
2/10/2019 10:18:22 pm
Thank you Laurie and Fei Min for your comments. I'm glad to hear when I've described something well and when I could have given an additional suggestion.
2/20/2019 07:58:01 am
Your blogs always come at the right time!! Thank you!
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