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NYCA Support Group Considers Defense Mechanisms People Use

From: Jane E.
Sent on: Thursday, January 3, 2013 8:28 PM



Do You Sabotage Yourself

With Psychological Defense Mechanisms?


WHAT: NYC Atheists’ Living With Atheism

support group, led by therapist

Linda Blaikie. Topic: “Defense

Mechanisms We Use to Get

Through Life, Some Helpful and

Some Destructive.”


WHEN:    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 7 p.m.



449 Third Ave. at 31st St.

2nd Floor


COST:      Free to NYC Atheists Members but

participants are expected to

purchase food/drink to compensate

Moonstruck for use of their space.

We all engage in some defense mechanisms to get through a tough, competitive world. It’s when certain defense mechanisms--such as  Denial, Avoidance, Magical Thinking, Intellectualization, to name but a few--serve against our own best interests or are negative for us in the long run that we need to reconsider our thinking and actions.

Come on January 9th to learn, under the leadership of our wise, down-to-earth, always-in-your-corner therapist, Linda Blaikie, how you can try to live your life with intellectual and psychological honesty. Come and share your thoughts with like-minded friends and colleagues in an informal, easy-going atmosphere.

NYC Atheists Inc. is a 501C not-for profit educational association dedicated to the separation of church and state and to promoting Atheist values and lifestyle.


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