Most of us don't like the parts of ourselves that get in the way of us feeling good. We want to get rid of these parts, or at least lock them away. The problem with this is twofold:
If we find out what the character is trying to protect us from, then we can figure out how we can address that fear in a less restrictive manner. That will be the focus of a future blog. For now, let's delve into how to find out what the traitor character is attempting to do. What purpose are they attempting to serve?
When you become aware that you are starting to react rather than respond, engage in a behavior that is familiar but not really what you want to be doing, or doing a self-sabotaging behavior, consider doing the following:
Write in with challenges and successes you face while doing this. And, more than anything, have fun as you make friends with these traitors and find out what they have been protecting you from your whole life.