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Feeling Powerless; Overcoming Learned Helplessness

Learned helplessness is a feeling of having no control over a situation and being powerless to finding a solution that can change their fearful, painful or limiting position(s).


5 Steps to Erase Learned Helplessness

Learned helplessness seems to be a widespread epidemic in elementary schools these days. Here's five steps to erase learned helplessness from your students' brains.


The Connection To Learned Helplessness in Highly Sensitive People (HSPs)

Narcissistic Parents And the Connection To Learned Helplessness in Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) | Hope and Healing Haven


Internalized Oppression: Living Safe Means Living Stuck

“learned helplessness” is a debilitating side effect of experienced oppression. In many, the freeze response includes disengagement from life—an intentional separation from anger, power, and movement.

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Learned helplessness is behavior typical of a human or non-human animal that has endured repeated painful or otherwise aversive stimuli which it was unable to escape or avoid. After such experience, the organism often fails to learn escape or avoidance in new situations where such behavior would be effective. In other words, the organism learned that it is helpless in aversive situations, that it has lost control, and so it gives up trying. is the view that clinical depression and related…