Science, Black Holes & Psychotherapy
Professor Stephen Hawking says that if you are in a black hole don’t give up as there is a way out. This is where Science, Black Holes & Psychotherapy are definitely on the same path. As with all treatment during psychotherapy having hope and not giving up is a key element to the success of the therapy. An emotional black hole has often been described as a place where life becomes unbearable and it feels there is no way out of this emotionally negative place. When you are in a psychological black hole it makes you want to hit the self-destruct button, it helps you to engage in self-sabotaging behaviour and makes you exist in a negatively charged emotional state. It is a very miserable place which supposedly has gobbled you up and from which there is no escape.
The term Black Hole comes from the scientific term associated with the same name. According to the old theories the Black Hole is bordered by an Event Horizon which is defined as being a theoretical boundary which surrounds all Black Holes. The event horizon could be described as the prison wall over which nothing can escape. However modern scientific theories, including one in 2014 from the renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has put forward a new theory. Professor Hawking has theorised that escape is possible and the event horizon and the black hole is surrounds are not a place that imprisons forever. Hawkings is a physicist based at the University of Cambridge, UK and is an expert on the black hole theory. In his 2014 online paper he says that the theory of an Event Horizon, the invisible boundary that shrouds each black hole, which subsequently prevents anything from ever escaping, is not correct. Instead Hawkings theorises that the quantum effects which are around the black hole would cause the space-time to fluctuate too much for an actual boundary to exist. Hawkins says that instead of an Event Horizon there is an Apparent Horizon which can eventually dissolve allowing matter and energy to escape.
How to Escape from Black Hole
Although the above may seem like scientific jargon, it is very relevant in dealing with the emotional negative black hole that many of you may find yourself in. If you believe there is no escape then you will not even try to get out. But if, like Stephen Hawking’s theory suggests, that the old theories are wrong and there is a way out then there is hope within the realms of science and space. This theory could be expanded to include your black hole emotional dilemna. If you expand the scientific theory and transpose it onto an emotional theory, it indicates there is hope for you if you do find yourself in an emotional black hole of negativity surrounded by a supposedly impossible to escape event horizon.
Instead if you imagine this new Hawking paradigm of an Apparent Horizon from which things can escape from a black hole, then you can imagine yourself escaping from your emotionally negative black hole and if you an imagine it, you can make it happen. This theory gives you hope and helps you to believe you can get out of your emotional black hole. If you believe you can then you have a chance of escaping. It may take a little time but at least you know you are not doomed to stay within the black hole for the rest of your life. You have hope and having hope stops you wanting to give up clearing away your emotional baggage.
And as the eminent Stephen Hawking is quoted as saying in 2014:
“If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up. There’s a way out.” – Professor Stephen Hawking
Quick Tips to Escaping The Black Hole of Emotional Negativity
- Recognise an Symptoms of Self-Sabotage
- Take charge of your thoughts and use a mantra of positive affirmation to stop negative thinking
- Let the emotional drama of life go and focus on the facts of a situation
- Take action to break the old negative behaviour patterns.
- Do not ever give up hope.
Science, Black Holes and Psychotherapy
About Liz McCaughey
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Liz has recently opened her new business aMindset in Hong Kong. aMindset is a comprehensive mental health resource that incorporates Psychotherapy, Counselling, Mentoring and Workshops. Liz originally founded the company “Kumara“ in Perth, Western Australia in 2003. This company is affiliated with aMindset and you can read more about Kumara in the website KumaraHub.