Our inner snake... - Page 7 - Forums at Psych Central



advertisement
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-19-2019, 02:40 PM #61
Fuzzybear's Avatar
Fuzzybear Fuzzybear is offline
Wisest Elder Ever
 
Member Since: Nov 2002
Location: Cave.
Posts: 80,351
Fuzzybear Fuzzybear is offline
Wisest Elder Ever
Fuzzybear's Avatar
Fuzzybear has no updates.
 
Member Since: Nov 2002
Location: Cave.
Posts: 80,351 (SuperPoster!)

15 yr Member
52.4k hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: Our inner snake...

(((((((((( our inner snake ))))))))))
__________________
Fuzzybear is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:

advertisement
Old 03-19-2019, 02:59 PM #62
mote.of.soul's Avatar
mote.of.soul mote.of.soul is offline
Elder
 
Member Since: Jan 2018
Location: the antipodes
Posts: 6,394
mote.of.soul mote.of.soul is offline
Elder
mote.of.soul's Avatar
mote.of.soul has no updates.
 
Member Since: Jan 2018
Location: the antipodes
Posts: 6,394 (SuperPoster!)

1 yr Member
9,897 hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: Our inner snake...

Yes, my inner snake is always twisting, turning, looking this way then that. Seeking a victim! But you're right (((Fuzzy))). Only love can mellow the heart of even the most poisonous snake, I believe. But it sure does sap my vital energy away...*sigh*
mote.of.soul is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Hugs from:
"Thanks for this!" says:
Old 03-19-2019, 08:03 PM #63
Fuzzybear's Avatar
Fuzzybear Fuzzybear is offline
Wisest Elder Ever
 
Member Since: Nov 2002
Location: Cave.
Posts: 80,351
Fuzzybear Fuzzybear is offline
Wisest Elder Ever
Fuzzybear's Avatar
Fuzzybear has no updates.
 
Member Since: Nov 2002
Location: Cave.
Posts: 80,351 (SuperPoster!)

15 yr Member
52.4k hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: Our inner snake...

(((((((((( hugs to all our inner snakes )))))))))
__________________
Fuzzybear is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Old 03-19-2019, 08:09 PM #64
SilverTrees's Avatar
SilverTrees SilverTrees is offline
Poohbah
 
Member Since: Mar 2019
Location: Here
Posts: 1,035
SilverTrees SilverTrees is offline
Poohbah
SilverTrees's Avatar
SilverTrees is feeling weary.
 
Member Since: Mar 2019
Location: Here
Posts: 1,035 (SuperPoster!)

1,275 hugs
given
Default Re: Our inner snake...

What do you folks mean by your "inner snake?" Is this self-criticism?
SilverTrees is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Old 03-19-2019, 08:14 PM #65
mote.of.soul's Avatar
mote.of.soul mote.of.soul is offline
Elder
 
Member Since: Jan 2018
Location: the antipodes
Posts: 6,394
mote.of.soul mote.of.soul is offline
Elder
mote.of.soul's Avatar
mote.of.soul has no updates.
 
Member Since: Jan 2018
Location: the antipodes
Posts: 6,394 (SuperPoster!)

1 yr Member
9,897 hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: Our inner snake...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverTrees View Post
What do you folks mean by your "inner snake?" Is this self-criticism?
Yes, SilverTrees. The inner critic, the inner snake[!] Our OP, Thirty shades, has given us a description in the opening post.
mote.of.soul is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Old 03-19-2019, 08:22 PM #66
SilverTrees's Avatar
SilverTrees SilverTrees is offline
Poohbah
 
Member Since: Mar 2019
Location: Here
Posts: 1,035
SilverTrees SilverTrees is offline
Poohbah
SilverTrees's Avatar
SilverTrees is feeling weary.
 
Member Since: Mar 2019
Location: Here
Posts: 1,035 (SuperPoster!)

1,275 hugs
given
Default Re: Our inner snake...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mote.of.soul View Post
Yes, SilverTrees. The inner critic, the inner snake[!] Our OP, Thirty shades, has given us a description in the opening post.
Oh! Thanks for the cue MoteofSoul; I just read the first post. Interesting. Personally, I would not wish to call any part of myself a "snake" or something with a negative connotation because that would likely promote self-loathing. I think self-appreciation and self-compassion are very important. Our inner critic also serves a useful purpose at times; just needs to have balance. I posted a psych article on how to find the balance if anyone is interested.

Silencing Your Inner Critic | Psychology Today

That said, if some folks find the notion of an inner snake helpful for your healing, fair play to you. Perhaps you think of healing as learning to tame or train the snake??
SilverTrees is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Old 03-19-2019, 08:31 PM #67
mountainstream mountainstream is offline
Grand Poohbah
 
Member Since: Apr 2008
Location: N/A
Posts: 1,567
mountainstream mountainstream is offline
Grand Poohbah
mountainstream has no updates.
 
Member Since: Apr 2008
Location: N/A
Posts: 1,567

10 yr Member
541 hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: Our inner snake...

Quote:
Originally Posted by little turtle View Post
I like this inner snake thing....we take it out on ourself....maybe we are unable to take it out on those persons that hurt us most...???parents....we are supposed to love our parents....there is something I cannot say here.....
I like the inner snake thing..
There’s something I can’t say here.
mountainstream is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Old 03-19-2019, 08:58 PM #68
mote.of.soul's Avatar
mote.of.soul mote.of.soul is offline
Elder
 
Member Since: Jan 2018
Location: the antipodes
Posts: 6,394
mote.of.soul mote.of.soul is offline
Elder
mote.of.soul's Avatar
mote.of.soul has no updates.
 
Member Since: Jan 2018
Location: the antipodes
Posts: 6,394 (SuperPoster!)

1 yr Member
9,897 hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: Our inner snake...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverTrees View Post
Oh! Thanks for the cue MoteofSoul; I just read the first post. Interesting. Personally, I would not wish to call any part of myself a "snake" or something with a negative connotation because that would likely promote self-loathing. I think self-appreciation and self-compassion are very important. Our inner critic also serves a useful purpose at times; just needs to have balance. I posted a psych article on how to find the balance if anyone is interested.

Silencing Your Inner Critic | Psychology Today

That said, if some folks find the notion of an inner snake helpful for your healing, fair play to you. Perhaps you think of healing as learning to tame or train the snake??


Yes. To perhaps love the snake so s/he may in turn grow to love us back - loosen his grip :-) Or at least that's what I believe it to be. Thanks for the link to the article as well, I'll have a 'peruse' at some stage soon, thanks.
mote.of.soul is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Hugs from:
"Thanks for this!" says:
Old 03-19-2019, 09:07 PM #69
Fuzzybear's Avatar
Fuzzybear Fuzzybear is offline
Wisest Elder Ever
 
Member Since: Nov 2002
Location: Cave.
Posts: 80,351
Fuzzybear Fuzzybear is offline
Wisest Elder Ever
Fuzzybear's Avatar
Fuzzybear has no updates.
 
Member Since: Nov 2002
Location: Cave.
Posts: 80,351 (SuperPoster!)

15 yr Member
52.4k hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: Our inner snake...

I think the idea is not to actually “silence” the “snake”...

It may be part of us...

AS IS

I think everyone is very individual.. which is why I think bog standard CBT isn’t a “miracle cure”

__________________
Fuzzybear is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Hugs from:
"Thanks for this!" says:
Old 03-19-2019, 09:10 PM #70
Fuzzybear's Avatar
Fuzzybear Fuzzybear is offline
Wisest Elder Ever
 
Member Since: Nov 2002
Location: Cave.
Posts: 80,351
Fuzzybear Fuzzybear is offline
Wisest Elder Ever
Fuzzybear's Avatar
Fuzzybear has no updates.
 
Member Since: Nov 2002
Location: Cave.
Posts: 80,351 (SuperPoster!)

15 yr Member
52.4k hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: Our inner snake...

Quote:
Originally Posted by little turtle View Post
I like this inner snake thing....we take it out on ourself....maybe we are unable to take it out on those persons that hurt us most...???parents....we are supposed to love our parents....there is something I cannot say here.....
__________________
Fuzzybear is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® — Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.



 

advertisement

Psych Central Forums

Psych Central is the leading mental health website, overseen by mental health professionals since 1995.

 

Helplines and Lifelines

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider. .

Always consult your doctor or mental health professional before trying anything you read here.
Please read the full disclaimer.