Therapist Belinda Seiger writes about some ways people with a “too-active” mind may deal with feeling overwhelmed.
“Smoking weed, drinking and trying some other drugs, Weed Girl preferred the pot smoking which she explains ‘took the edge off of her brain.’
“This was the beginning of Weed Girl’s new lifestyle which landed her in jail and rehab several times each.
“Sadly, by the time I met her, Weed Girl was pretty convinced that she was just a big screw-up and had forgotten about any of her strengths.
“As with with many gifted people who hear the dual messages of ‘wow, you’re so smart or creative or talented,’ along with the ‘you’re too much too handle’ message, Weed Girl never learned how to cope with her own busy mind.
“Instead of developing the essential coping skills for managing what I call a ‘rage to achieve,’ many gifted adults grow up doing exactly what Weed Girl learned to do, that is they learn how to ‘numb and dumb’ their passion and sensitivity by smoking pot not just once a day, but all day every day.”
Continued in article Weed Girl, by Belinda Housenbold Seiger, PhD, LCSW.
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[Photo from article Marijuana Side Effects – When to Stop Smoking Weed.]
Also see related post: Gifted and Talented, Drugs and Alcohol
These quotes are also in the “Addiction” section of my book “Developing Multiple Talents” – see excerpt post: Addiction and Creative People.
Also see my article Gifted, Talented, Addicted.
Article publié pour la première fois le 02/09/2015