Why getting upset over nothing makes perfect sense
Of course, we often tear our hair out over trivialities because we’ve got a headache, or perhaps we’re just having a bad day. But there is a lot more to it than that. The little things that drive us to distraction are often the tips of psychological icebergs. When basic emotional requirements are threatened, such as our need for appreciation, personal freedom or security, we tend to become over-sensitive.
Employing a wealth of illustrative stories, Ernstfried Hanisch makes it clear that we should pay close attention to these unpleasant emotional reactions, and not attempt to pretend they don’t exist.
The book includes a self-test to enable readers to explore their own needs and identify which are being neglected, as well as numerous exercises and clear instructions which will help you find a way out of these impasses and leave such emotional traps behind.
The book offers practical guidance to help us recognise, and satisfy, our intrinsic emotional needs.