Katie Alexander, MA LPC
This research goes hand-in-hand with what we know about how the brain functions. I understand the want for difficult emotions (like anxiety and depression) to be gone in the blink of an eye; however this is simply not how the brain works. It takes time and repetition for the brain to learn a new way to operate. Imagine the self-compassion that would be experienced if we accepted how our brains function and became curious about the ways we attempt to manage those difficult emotions rather than judging ourselves for a 'lack of progress’.