Ep 01: The “Two Arrows” Concept – Would you like a side of suffering with your pain?

Episode 1The Two Arrows Concept (Pain vs. Suffering)

Perhaps you have heard the saying “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” It’s an appealing slogan and all – but really, do we choose to suffer?

In this installment of Knowledge Nuggets from The Center for Men’s Excellence, licensed psychologist Dr. John Rettger takes us through the concept of the Two Arrows. The Two Arrows concept represents a very important distinction between pain (outside of our control) vs. suffering (self-inflicted).

Dr. Rettger shares tools that we can use to reduce our self-inflicted suffering in the face of painful life experiences.

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