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What is... psychology series

What is… Repression and Suppression

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's terms are repression and suppression. This is a follow-up to a recent post on defense mechanisms, which are based on the work of Sigmund Freud.  Suppression and repression are both examples of defense mechanisms, and they serve the purpose of… Continue reading What is… Repression and Suppression

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Mental health

Suppression of Unwanted Thoughts

I was browsing the web for interesting therapy materials, when I came across the worksheets for Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders on the website of one of the authors, Dr. John Forsyth.  I've never done ACT, but I've done a lot of reading about it, and it makes a lot of sense to… Continue reading Suppression of Unwanted Thoughts