Written by listed counsellor/psychotherapist: Lorraine Balfe MA MBACP (Accred.) UKRCP Reg.Ind. Counsellor/Psychotherapist
8th January, 2014
Have you seen that program on TV called Room 101? A celebrity brings a pet hate to the presenter, and says why he hates that particular thing. It's the presenter's decision whether the pet hate goes into room 101. Room 101 represents a place where it cannot escape from and is forever doomed to be in.
If only life's trauma's and bad experiences could be forced to stay in such a room, and never bother us again. Room 101 could represent our subconscious as we repress, suppress and try to forget bad experiences but unfortunately, they are often triggered during our life, back into our consciousness.
Unfinished business tends to rear it's ugly head and once it does, it's difficult to get it back into that hidden room. Counselling and therapy can help to process unfinished business, and get it stored into the memory as an experience that has been dealt with, explored and understood. This can often be enough to move forward without it jumping up at you again.
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