Angie Capretti Non-Featured Articles

Process Emotions Better Now – Angie Capretti

There are two common errors when processing emotions. Error One: the experience of negative or painful emotion triggers a lower level or maladaptive defense mechanism that shuts down the processing and bottles, or represses the emotion. This can take the form of invulnerability, denial, distraction, withdrawal, avoidance, escape into fantasy, numbing oneself, cutting off emotionally […]

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Marital Wounds

Marriages can be brutally hurtful and emotionally bloody places to be. They have the ability to unearth our deepest pain-rage, abandonment, betrayal, depression, tears that won’t stop, hatred, reactivity, defensiveness, saying horrible things that you don’t really mean, feeling unheard, hopelessness and that awful crackling tension in the air. As a therapist I have been […]