When negative energy comes at us it can have an impact - even if the attack is 'only' verbal…
In fiction - think Star Wars - we are use to the idea of a force field that creates a shield and repels harmful attacks.
Studies have tracked the brain's ability to recognize the immediate space around our bodies - peri-personal space - and how we react to assaults on that space.
It is not a big leap to recognize that our emotional space also needs protection.
We can create our own personal force fields and protect ourselves in many ways - we can try to avoid intrusions of negative energy - physical, verbal or emotional - and we can also use 'push-back' to act as a personal system barrier.
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
Think about times you felt attacked by someone else's response to you.
What did you do and how did you feel?
Would saying something directly have been counterproductive?
If so, imagine using T'nC (tongue in cheek) push-back. Remember this is the 'killing them with kindness' approach…
Can you visualize the scene? You saying something super, over- the-top, sweet?
Does it make you laugh? Are you breathing easier? Feeling more in balance?