How to Overcome Learned Helplessness

How to Overcome Learned Helplessness“We humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.” – Life Recovery Step Seven

Do you feel helpless in life, as if you have no control over anything? Feel like there’s nothing you can do about addiction, dependency, or unhealthy patterns? Expect other people to do all the work for you?

If so, you may struggle with learned helplessness. What is it? The concept of learned helplessness refers to a mentality that one develops after experiencing repeated challenges and coming to believe that they have no control over their life. Therefore, they feel helpless and give up trying to make changes. (more…)