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Stress may be defined as the inability to be in the feeling center with whatever is happening, regardless of the nature of the event; the feeling center is blocked.

The accumulation of suppressed negative energies also results in stress. If we knew how to dissolve and avoid the buildup of negative energies, we could avoid stress.

The buildup of suppressed energy can vary over short or long intervals. Short-term emotional suppression can happen with fears, sexual impulses, or any feeling that cannot be dissolved immediately. For example, a person may experience frustration in the workplace and not know how to release it, and then go home and take it out on the family. The attempt to release the energy by venting on a neutral party is known as displacement. Displacement is common, resulting in hurt feelings, miscommunication, and damaged relationships.

Long-term avoidance of feelings builds a structure of a quite different and unsuspected magnitude. It can build to the extent that a person’s whole life is shaped by internal forces of which there is no conscious knowledge. Conditions that were unresolved in the past have a way of recurring with new faces or circumstances, and we have the choice of taking responsibility and experiencing, or avoiding and suppressing once again.

 
 

© 2004 John Ruskan / The Institute for Integrative Processing