Dr. Margaret received a fascinating question from a listener recently. “How do I learn to feel my feelings, when I’ve been suppressing them for years?” The key is self-compassion, and it’s vital in healing from depression, anxiety or what I term perfectly hidden depression. Dr. Margaret focuses on self-compassion, giving examples from her own patients of people who struggle with having compassion for themselves, and includes four steps in learning how to feel painful emotions in a healthy way. The listener email for the day is from a hurricane survivor, who asks how to try and ensure that her children aren’t overly traumatized by these events.

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