⇛ REPETITION COMPULSION ⇚
Repetition compulsion is the subconscious acting out of previous traumatic experiences over and over again. This concept was proposed by Freud in 1914, fast forward to today we often refer to this as self sabotage.
Repetition compulsion involves engaging in traumatic events or putting oneself in positions where the event will often happen again.
Freud theorized that traumatic repetition was a persons attempt to "master" the original trauma. This begs the question how can we master our trauma without delving into the depths of pain time and time again. This is where awareness, breath work and therapy come in handy!
》EXCITING NEWS 《
A post from me is long over due and a great way to start back up is by sharing exciting news! I am now a therapist with HAVN Collective, a holistic therapy group and wellness community for the curious and courageous.
To learn more about HAVN Collective visit the page @havncollective and check out the lovely co-founders Sarah McLaughlin (@sftherapy_withsarah) and Kat Dahlen deVos (@therapywithkat) who are phenomenal therapists and do amazing work!
"When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
When it is over, I don't want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular, and real. I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened, or full of argument.
I don't want to end up simply having visited this world"
⇁ Showing up ↽
"The willingness to show up changes us, it makes us a little braver each time"
SF Therapist, originally an East Coast native. I lived and worked in NYC for many years in social justice non-profits. My mental health career started on Rape Crisis and Suicide Prevention hotlines. I've now been in the mental health field for 10 years. Check out my stories on Instagram at @therapywithcatharine!