If you truly want to change your life and the way you act and behave, start owning your pain. Start fully making your pain as part of yourself. Stop the separation and own what you feel. Admit to it, be honest and then use any kind of practice that helps you to let go of what you feel. If you want to learn more about emotions and how to let go of them, read the article How to Let go- The Only Technique You Will Ever Need. Continue reading “Owning Your Pain”
Learning how to cope with adversity is an important part of healthy development. While moderate, short-lived stress responses in the body can promote growth, toxic stress is the strong, unrelieved activation of the body’s stress management system in the absence of protective adult support. Without caring adults to buffer children, the unrelenting stress caused by extreme poverty, neglect, abuse, or severe maternal depression can weaken the architecture of the developing brain, with long-term consequences for learning, behavior, and both physical and mental health. Continue reading “Toxic Stress Derails Healthy Development”
Holding in emotions or not feeling them doesn’t mean they go away. Feelings can be like the flu.
- YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY DISPLAYING TRUST, LOVE, AND SYMPATHY.
- DEPRESSION AND/OR ANXIETY BEGINS TO OVERWHELM YOU.
- YOU BECOME REACTIONARY INSTEAD OF RESPONSIVE
- CHALLENGING EMOTIONS ARE BEING HELD ONTO INSTEAD OF LET GO
- YOU BEGIN TO LOSE SIGHT OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS.
When you find yourself flooded with a negative emotion, the following practices can help you find your way back to your core of balance, peace, and wellbeing.
• Resist the impulse to ignore your feelings, push them away, or judge them as bad. I
• Be objective.
• Practice self-compassion.
• Take responsibility.
In the silence of awareness, the mind lets go of old patterns of thinking and feeling and learns to heal itself. Continue reading “Practices for Emotional Release”