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Self Sabotage Healing the parts that don’t want to heal


by Jacqui Crooks, EFT Master


“All problems were once solutions” Milton Erickson


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n many cases, the attempted solution to a prob- lem has become the problem itself. This is the case in any addiction and in other issues such as anxiety, depression, or anger.


The problem exists because a part of your sub- conscious is holding on to strategies that no longer work. These parts have a positive intention for us, it’s just that the strategy they’ve chosen to achieve that positive intention, is not working.


For example, the subconscious may see us become anxious in a certain situation and then it looks for times when it thinks feeling being anxious might be useful. Soon it will recognise 100’s and maybe 1000’s of triggers that remind it to help you to be anxious, without any conscious thought on your part.


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It’s positive intention is to keep you safe by remind- ing you to look at a situation carefully. It doesn’t rea- son whether it’s self appointed task is useful or not, it just does it. The good news is that the part of you which activates this behaviour will be equally happy to do something more useful for you if you tell it what you would like it to do!


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