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Emotional Dumping versus Venting

Sometimes in my office, I have clients who apologize for unloading a lot of heavy emotions + experiences from their last week--or especially if this is their first session.

I get it, because we’ve been told messages in our society to “not be a burden” “to not be negative” “to not put too much onto other people or they will leave…”

This is all related to our core basic human needs to belong.

But we also have core basic human needs to be seen, heard, + feel safe.

When we don’t express ourselves, it festers in the body.