The first reality check is that all of us are part of the flow of life; that is to say we are evolved species. So like any other species on this planet our brains and bodies have been built for us by the genes we’ve inherited from our parents, and they from theirs and they from theirs, back and back into the distant past . Because we are evolved species it means that our brains and bodies are designed to feel and think in certain ways. We, like many other animals , are oriented to seek out food and avoid becoming food.
We wish to have some position in our social groups, to be liked rather than rejected . WE respond well to affection but become distressed by rejection. Your brain, with its capacity for anxiety, anger, envy, lust and of course depression , was not built by you but by your genes.
So your brain has a built -in capacity for a whole range of emotions and desires, but also depression – and that is absolutely not your fault- this is something we will come back to time and again.
The second reality check …..
I will complete in article 2 soon.
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USEFUL TO KNOW COMPASSION FOCUSED THERAPY FOR DEPRESSION -REALITY CHECK, ARTICLE 1
Thanks Dr. Fawzy. I’ll be looking forward to the 2nd article.