This work Shielding is the centerpiece of my Self-Haunting Tryptic Series, in which the main theme is about how bodies react within a dark mindset. This series, though personal, shows the mental distress of emotional instability caused by severe depression, and all while being seen by pitiful eyes that can only watch the struggle. Shielding, as its name implies, is about how, through the stages of healing inner wounds and scars, there are ways in which the body tries to protect itself from further harm. When it comes to self healing, there is also a constant struggle of progression and relapse. Through relapse, the mind tries to protect the body by shielding or blinding it to the dangers ahead while the body still mends itself.