Even when survivors distance themselves from a toxic person, we often still hear their voice in our heads, drowning out our own inner-voice and reaffirming the doubt that was planted a long time ago. In effect, we have a bully in our head.
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Moodsmith. Dr Axe notes: start to recognize underlying thought patterns that trigger mood swings; be attentive to your feelings, body sensations and emotions (stuck energy) before they turn into more severe symptoms; and help you to learn to reach out for help when you notice you’re in a difficult frame of mind (such as experiencing more anxiety or losing sleep).