Knowledge of defence mechanisms may make you more fit for life. All the major defence mechanisms are found here, and many other, less known ones. Alternative remedies - Dr Bach flower essences, homeopathic remedies and some Gem therapy items aimed at major defence mechanisms - are found too.
Find the trouble(s) you want to deal with, and select one to three of them at the time. If you cannot get them through av pharmacy, you may as a last resort make them yourself, if you take the time to: [How to make your own remedies].
Are homeopathic preparations fake medicine without effects other than sugar? A new magnetic resonnance method measures homeopathic remedies. Dr Karin Lenger documents there really is something about them. Find a summary and a link to her research report on this page: [Link]
The following information is for self-help educational purposes, and stems from radionic findings. Some think radionics is quack, others stick firmly to it. After testing sides to it extensively, I could document squarely there are things that work in it. Some radionic devices are purported to diagnose persons by subtle assonance (magnetic assonnance). That was one of my favoured methods. Compare Dr Lenger's findings above.
As for taking remedies, here is detailed information:
- The briefing and the crash course complement one another.
THE DEFENCE mechanisms of psychoanalysis are understood as unwholesome manoeuvres aimed at defending the faith in oneself as not too bad, or OK. If such stratagems of the depths become too tense, or conditions very bad, the grip of the defence mechanisms in themselves may become largely unhealthy. There are many such instances.
We typically need to ward off degrading circumstances and persons on the one hand, and build for safety and fluent, all-round living with the other, and so on. Maybe then we can afford to drop some defence mechanisms - because they no longer serve upholding a "good faith" by tricks or many small or major devious means inside.
Also, when defence mechanisms are unhealthy, you should try to get rid of them for the sake of health and recuperation. Relaxing is a good way to find out about things like defence mechanisms. The Freuds (Sigmund and his daughter Anna) used that method, among others.
To try for being instead of seeming. That could help, along with adjusting more or better to who you are deep inside, and how things are, as year follows year.
Splitting may be looked on as a continuation of unresolved, severe ambivalence (being of "two minds", harbouring weighty, simultaneous and contradictory feelings toward something or someone largely important.
On from Here
There are more sides to potentised preparations than what has been described here [More]. You may also want to know where to get them. You could try the nearest pharmacy or health store in your country, or ask The Bach Centre for information. There may be other and better ways for you in the country you're inside. It generally helps to check out (look before you leap).
Now well chosen homeopathic remedies, flower essence remedies and other such remedies may help (more or less, for a while or longer, and so on) against some mental disturbances, and perhaps some of the defence mechanisms too, before they have turned severe.
You do not have to have faith in such remedies as I talk of to try them out for some months. Desperation or a little interest will do - and not even that: just trying them. That is the main point for now. Scientific evidence is missing.
It is best to detect and correct disorders and ailings as soon as possible, and before they get serious - or more serious. And preventing them is better still.
You may like to know what are the most common defence mechanisms, and what remedies that could possibly be helpful in their initial stages and maybe a bit later too, before the troubles get serious. Well, here they are, and many less talked-about defence mechanisms too.
Please note that the remedies listed under the ego defence mechanisms are suggestions, and in order to use the suggestions, proficiency in the use of homeopathic remedies and essence remedies is needed, not only useful. I have described how to use them on another page and yet another page. You may also find my Remedy Finder, in which are listed troubles and problems and good qualities to aspire for, along with certain remedies to try out, much according to "try and see what helps, if help is possible through such means" and so on.
A set of related pages is found here: [More].
Names and Their Numbers: What It is Supposed to Mean
NUMBERS: The numbers attached to a remedy suggests its helpfulness (within bounds, concerning one or more aspects to) a mild variant of a particular condition. The higher the number on a scale from one to six, the better I think of the remedy in that context. One added + or several of them suggest even better faith in that remedy in that context. For example, under 'Evasions' is Strychnos toxifera (B) 6+++. It says something like "hitting the bull's eye" and suggests that such a remedy, a relative of the homeopathic remedy Nux vomica, could work very well against the drive for evasions, if given time - for example 8 weeks. Note down how you feel before starting to take the remedy, and after 7-8 weeks and note if there are any differences. You should not evade doint this . . . Do not believe a lot - feel free to try out and form your own conclusions by use of your best judgement.
The values given are rough estimates of "averages", which may be misleading in some sets of circumstances. If someone suffers from "enthusiasm versus appearances" and idyllises things from it, the remedy Diamond may not help so much (2). But if something seduces and causes idyllisation thereby - for example plots of negative snobs, plots of not really good groups, or faking persons - it is supposed that Diamond may help better (up to 6). Thus, there are sides to headlines that different remedies "talks to", each in its own way, and in every case estimated "averages" are suggested.
The capital letter B right after remedies stands for "like a Bach flower essence", which is fairly often prepared from delicate flowers. There may be differences in what chemical compounds and other components are found in different parts of a plant, and their relative proportions too - I think that should be enough to call for different remedies at times. Also consider the life quality of the plant part, and what you sense in a flower as compared to the root. A useful rule of the thumb could be: "The flower essence (B) should work in gentler ways" - that is in harmony with the philosophy of the Bach remedies, anyhow. You try it out, if you like.
I am not out to indoctrinate anyone, just to present the findings below. "Don't believe, make sure," is a Russian proverb, aligned to Buddha's counsel in these waters:
Do not believe something just because it has been passed along and retold for many generations.
It is fairly difficult to sort out exactly which influences help in a life, for a life is part of a complex web or interactions and influences, and very often every day so too. Also, there are various sides to the defence mechanisms too - and different remedies are supposed to address one or some or all of them, as the case may be. But there is no guarantee that it is so; hard evidence is notoriously lacking so far. Then, is this bogus all along. I for one don't think so. But that may not interest you. What matters, eventually, is that you study the surveys here and decide for yourself what to try out as far as you may. After that, draw your own more founded conclusions than the blind fools - some believe anything, others disbelieve anything, blindly.
If you get better after trying out some of these listed remedies, good for you, whatever the cause(s) may be. You are encouraged to put to good uses your rational mind - that is fit. These are some findings. Feel free to study them, try them or discard them as you like.
STRENGTHS: Homeopathic "strengths" or potencies, as they are called, are indicated by letters and numbers right after the latin remedy names. The potency D30 could be fit for self-help. Grown-ups may suck 10-12 small globules (pellets) once a day, and refrain from all sorts of warm food and drink for about 15 minutes before and after. That's the rule of the game; that's how it should be done. Let the globules (pellets) melt on the tongue - or the tablets, if that is what you find; let them melt on the tongue, and keep in mouth for about 5 minutes. Then swallow, if you stand sugar. If not, feel free to spit it out (!). According to the theory, the influence of homeopathic remedies is absorbed through the mouth, and more specifically the tongue area - around it too. There are many more potencies and ways to administer homeopathic self-help or family care, but for the busy person this is about ideal.
BLENDS POSSIBLE: In step with Edward Bach's method for his famous flower essences, you may try one or many remedies in a blend, if you like - one, three, many. And if you study the remedies with a capital B after them, they are either Bach remedies or very similar remedies. [Compare].
If you take more than one remedy, you may not reach any personal, experienced certainty as to which remedy seems to help, and seems help the most. There is a way to find out, called double-blind experiments, but to conduct such experiments may be too cumbersome to the layman.
You can leave strict testing to researchers, then, if you choose to try out such amiable remedies on your own. Homeopathy is rather difficult and diversified in all its aspects, but there are many books that are meant for non-professionals, and so with flower remedies. Good luck with such study.
HOW TO: Maybe the problems and conditions call for other homeopathic potencies, dosages and ways of administering the globules. If so, it is best to seek professional help. The next best is to learn "the art of trade" yourself. But it takes time to get very proficient, and maybe you cannot afford to wait that long for one reason or another. How to take such remedies, potencies and doses in series (rounds), has to be mastered by someone, then. And remember to allow for enough rest periods in between such series (treatment rounds) too. We refer you to the homeopathic literature here too.
The categorisations above represent features and mechanisms that have become "too much" to be healthy. Dropping them may not be easy. While a little of a thing may not damage, but much and repeatedly of the thing may work toward ill-health, even severely so. You should "stay clean" and be yourself fortrightly and well first and foremost. The selected potentised preparations that follow, could assist the one of progress.
So why not make a plan to try out first-hand the remedies you have selected, in your attempts to get more robust as who you are. That and neatness often spell progress. In Dr Eric Berne's TA (Transactional Analysis) it equals being Game-free. "Game" means hanky-panky in such a jargon.
The point is, you can work towards it, and try and see if some well-chosen preparations may strenghten you as you go on. Below are the selected defence mechanisms defined, with homeopathic preparations added to some of them. Feel free to choose and blend up to five of them for a "round" of 5-7 weeks at a time. Then weigh your problems or troubles anew, and choose one or more remedies to try out again, if you do not repeat the first remedies for another 6-7 weeks after a brief pause, for example ten days.
For severe ailments go to a doctor. For minor ailments, use such homeopatic-like remedies at your discretion, but tell your doctor of it, so that you get supervision, if that should be needed. Play safe. Note the site's disclaimer as well.