Emotional Baggage: What is it doing to me?

If you are carrying excessive “emotional baggage” from your childhood or family of origin, it can really weigh you down. It may be time to unload it! Like it or not, all of us unconsciously carry unwanted or even quite destructive consequences with us. 

It may be time to unload and unpack! In psychotherapy, there are many tools and techniques that can help accomplish releasing negative patterns, revealing destructive tendencies, burdens you carry as a result of family experience filled with trauma, abuse, alcoholism or worse. 

Once you begin to acknowledge the damage caused, you can begin to unload it. Unburdening yourself can help lighten your load and free you up. Are you projecting anger? Holding back from really trusting someone? Feeling damaged or unworthy of love?  Throwing up walls? Focused on past hurts? Can’t forgive? If any of these are true for you, you are carrying baggage. Taking a look inward may help you find those hidden or blind spots. You psychological past determines to a great extent, your personal health and vitality. If your health or relationships are not what you want them to be, perhaps it is time to take a look inside.

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Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor brings thirty years of experience in practicing counseling psychology with individuals and couples. His approach is cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. Specific specialties include; anxiety and stress management, chronic pain & chronic illness management, depression, substance abuse evaluations, employee assistance and executive coaching for workplace performance and leadership.