with Host Maryellen Dance, LMHC

The Okay-ish Podcast

Episode 40: Defense Mechanisms

Episode 40: Defense Mechanisms

This Okay-ish podcast episode is all about defense mechanisms. It’s a fun one because they are so interesting, we all have them, and it’s just a part of being human.

Included in This Episode About Defense Mechanisms:
Maryellen talks about the 8 different defense mechanisms that we can all relate to one way or another.
In this episode Maryellen explains:
– Denial
– Repression
– Projection
– Displacement
– Regression
– Sublimation
– Rationalization

Sharable Quotes:
– “When defense mechanisms get out of proportion that’s when things like anxiety, phobias, and obsessions develop”
– “Defense mechanisms serve the purpose of protecting a person from anxiety arising from unacceptable thoughts”

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