Destructive and Constructive Expressions of Self

Destructive and Constructive Expressions of Self

When you feel emotionally overwhelmed, one of the first responses you will likely have is to ask yourself how to get rid of the feeling, how to overcome that state, or how to find a solution.

It is a response that is very deeply ingrained because everything we experience in the world around us is built on that problem-solution paradigm; however, when addressing your inner world—your emotions—that problem-solution approach doesn’t seem to work very well.

Perspective of Core Emotions

Your fight, flight, and please responses—which relate directly to your core emotions of anger, fear, and sadness—aren’t necessarily destructive.

When contained and calibrated, they can work for you as opposed to working against you.

That change in perspective—that emotions can be constructive—can help cancel out the self-defeating effort of trying to overcome your mental-emotional condition as there is nothing inherently wrong about emotions.

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I am currently living in Barcelona, Spain, with my lovely wife.

My travels and living in different countries forced me to learn various languages which include English, Dutch (native language), French, German, and now also Spanish. I started working with people one-on-one when I was 22 and was initially interested in resolving and working with chronic pains. For more about Dr. Roland Bal go to