Working Through Inner Conflicts with Talking Therapy

30 - Jul - 2023

Lived experiences of inner conflict often generate emotional turmoil, characterised by intense feelings of doubt, anxiety, and tension. The contradictory thoughts and desires within us can create a sense of ambivalence, making it challenging to make decisions or take action. This ambivalence may give rise to a constant state of restlessness and confusion, as one grapples with finding a resolution that aligns with their core values and beliefs.

Inner conflicts, though primarily conscious struggles, often tap into the realms of the subconscious mind, unveiling hidden biases, fears, and unresolved emotions. This dynamic interaction between the conscious and subconscious contributes to the complexity of the lived experience of inner conflict. Navigating these hidden forces requires a deepening level of self-awareness and a willingness to confront and reconcile these conflicting aspects of oneself.

Inner conflict denotes a clash between opposing beliefs, values, desires, or goals within an individual's mind. These conflicts can manifest in various forms, such as moral dilemmas, competing aspirations, or emotional struggles. It is a deeply personal experience that can arise in any area of life – career decisions, relationships, personal ideologies, or even moral judgments. The nature of inner conflict is rooted in the complexity of human nature and the diversity of experiences that shape our individual identities.

While inner conflicts can often be distressing, they also present opportunities for personal growth and development. Through introspection, self-reflection, and seeking external support, individuals can work towards resolving these conflicts. By making conscious choices that are aligned with their core values and personal growth, individuals can emerge stronger and more self-assured, with an enhanced understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Talking therapy offers an opportunity to work through inner conflicts, our team of therapists, all of whom have between five and twenty five years expereince of working in private practice know about the types of inner conflict brought to private therapy.