Lies, Rug-Sweeping and Denial- The Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms of Negative Emotions

I was asked to write a piece on rug sweeping and lies. The lies people tell themselves and others. The avoidance of the truth that happens when there is shame, fear and pain. Rug sweeping happens when we don’t want to deal with the reality of a situation. Maybe we fear hurting someone we careContinue reading “Lies, Rug-Sweeping and Denial- The Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms of Negative Emotions”

The Drama Triangle-Are you caught in it?

The Karpman drama triangle is a social model of human interaction. The triangle maps a type of destructive interaction that can occur among people in conflict. It’s a tool therapists can use to bring awareness to a client. So what exactly is the triangle: The triangle has 3 roles- Rescuer, Persecutor and Victim. Whilst mostContinue reading “The Drama Triangle-Are you caught in it?”