What is Buffering?

What do you do when you're trying to avoid an emotion?

July 21, 2021

Every one of us has a way we try to avoid or change an emotion we don’t want to feel. This is called buffering. Spoiler alert: It doesn’t work.

Buffering is a barrier to an authentic life and true intimacy with other people. In this episode, we’ll explain why avoiding your emotions always produces negative results and tell you a simple way to see whether a habitual action is really a form of emotional buffering.


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