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How to overcome learned helplessness?

Question : I have experienced many negative events in my life since childhood. Now these experiences are restricting me from finding happiness in life. I have been failing in whatever I do and don’t seem to be able to control anything and end up giving up in any situation. How do I tackle this? Teentalker

Dear Teentalker,

Thank you for writing to us about your concern. Having a bunch of negative experiences in life, especially during childhood can really make us feel hopeless and stuck. I can imagine how terrifying these feelings can be for you.

In our opinion, your description of your concern may be the cause of Learned Helplessness. This means that when a person is faced with difficult and challenging situations, they often end up feeling helpless. This sometimes results in the person expecting only negative consequences rather than any positive experiences. It is important to identify the beliefs which have brought yo.....

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