Emotional Suppression Mechanisms

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Emotional Suppression Mechanisms are strategies the Bodily Ego uses to suppress painful, unbecoming, or out of hand emotional responses.

Related LP Terms

Defence Mechanisms > Connection Pathology, Ego, Physical Unit, Psychological Defence Mechanisms

Non-LP Related Terms

Defence Mechanisms > Ego Threat


"...it is our very nature to repress disagreeable or unbecoming emotions or urges; and if we observe that our feelings are getting out of hand, we try to repress them. These repressions may be of voluntary or involuntary types."[1]

Emotional suppression, while functional in the short term, is debilitating when chronically activated. Repression of emotions, strong emotions, anxieties, depression, etc. undermines the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health of the body.


  1. Akhilananda, Swami. Hindu Psychology: Its Meaning in the West. Routledge, 1948 p. 48.