I'm sorry to hear that you're struggling with violent impulses towards people who are aggressive or impulsive. It's important to recognize that experiencing these impulses can be distressing and may indicate the need for support. Can you tell me a little more about your experiences? What specific situations or triggers tend to provoke these impulses?I've the impulse to engage or even turn violent with/to people that are violent, aggressive and/or impulsive. What do you think about that?
Thank you for sharing that. It sounds like witnessing people engaging in unsafe behaviors is triggering for you and can lead to the emergence of violent impulses. It's important to remember that it's natural to have emotional reactions to such situations, but it's essential to find healthy ways to manage these impulses.People expressively behaving in unsafe manners
It sounds like when faced with situations where people behave in unsafe manners, you go through a sequence of emotional and physiological responses. The anger you feel initially is followed by a flight response, where you may feel the impulse to escape or distance yourself from the situation. This is then followed by a freeze response, where you feel immobilized or "shut down" emotionally.I get angry but then my flight and then freeze responses kick in and so I shutdown.
I'm sorry to hear that the usual coping strategies, such as deep breathing and self-care activities, are not helping and that you're experiencing physical discomfort when trying these techniques. It's important to listen to your body and not push yourself to do something that causes pain or discomfort.They don't work anymore as I feel a psychological hole at the back of my head and it hurts when I try things like deep breathing