124 S16 Negative Emotion – Smothered



Feeling of suffocation; not having the room/space to exist.

Practical Tips

Becoming aware of feeling smothered is the key.

  1. Choose to vocalise your feelings in an appropriate manner or accept the behaviour with good grace.
  2. Work with the ‘smotherer’ to change the situation.
  3. Work together to address each others needs, linking what is important to both of you.

Beliefs and Affirmations

I am able to recognise when action needs to be taken so I have the space and freedom to enjoy my relationships.


(How to make it very HARD to feel the negative emotion)

The only time I will allow myself to feel….Smothered, is when it serves me!

Example Challenges

DC063 People who text, then text again 5 minutes later and keep doing it until you reply (don’t people realise you may be unavailable or driving)!


“Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.” – Leo Buscaglia