How to Release Emotions Stuck in your Body
Do you want to know how to release emotions stuck in your body?
Human beings are emotional creatures- they feel and have that inbuilt need to express those feelings. It is just an absolutely intrinsic part of who we are. Sometimes, however, with the beliefs and conditions that we have been bought up with, we often tend to resist those emotions, and they, in turn, get stuck in the body, eventually giving rise to everything from stress, anxiety, health issues and even affects your productivity and sense of reality if not more.
If you can connect to this, here’s some help your way. Read on to discover exactly how to release those emotions that have been stuck in your body and heal yourself.
Probably the most important actionable step you could take to help yourself tackle those unattended emotions and let them out in a healthy way is to avoid resisting. We have often been advised to always keep smiling and not show anger, guilt, pain and other such emotions, and that is literally one of the worst things you could do.
Bottling up those emotions is only going to guarantee one thing- it’ll come out in the worst possible way, at the worst time. Recognize those emotions, try to understand their origin and feel them instead of pushing yourself back. Try to experience those emotions fully, without judgement – I firmly believe we have those feelings for a reason and as human beings, we are meant to FEEL much more than positivity and joy.
Your mind and the delusion.
One manifestation of delusional disorder, the somatic delusion, can cause a person to distrust their senses and create a comforting scenario.
I have met struggles with becoming delusional due to emotional trauma. In this situation I became attached to the comfort of allowing myself to believe the best still exists. I did not accept reality and clung to the past moving it along with my present.
What this looks like is: You form a routine with the person object or situation that was once normal and comforting and you give it life! You nurture the routine until it becomes habit. This is very dangerous.
Let me tell you how you may combat trauma and separate Reality and Delusion.
- Revisit the pain
You will have to go back to the source of your pain and mourn it! You may just have to relive this emotions and accept them fully.
Being alone in your pain isn’t an easy task however it is necessary on your road to recovery. Allow yourself to mourn your loss or your experience and give it closure. (This will take time so be patient with yourself.
2. Take time with yourself
During the process of recovery you will need to take care of yourself. This is your time your healing your road to a healthy place. (See my blogs on self care).
Self care is a great way to move into a calm space of love and acceptance. I added may different selfcare routines into my recovery journey.
3. Express Yourself
Get your body and mind in motion. There are several ways to Express yourself and this is not limited to telling the world your issue.
• Dance – Get some feel good music on and move to it if the song required is “no more drama by: Mary J Blige. By all means move to it! By the way here’s the link. No More Drama. https://youtu.be/em328ua_Lo8
• Practice Yoga – From streching to breathing and meditation practice. See my blog about MINDFULNESS AND RESET entitled SOULFUL.
• Speak to someone – Consider Therapy
Therapy can help you:
Why Consider Therapy?
Expressing our thoughts and feelings is incredibly powerful for enhancing our mental wellbeing. Suppressing them can lead to increasing levels of mental distress and unhealthy coping behaviours in the long run.
Therapy can help you:
- Understand and enhance your mental wellbeing,
- Improve your relationships with others,
- Take greater control of your life,
- Make sense of how your past influences your present,
- Feel more confident,
- Feel a stronger sense of purpose and direction,
- Exceed in your professional life,
- Overcome your fears,
- Improve your physical health,
- Reduce unhealthy coping behaviours such as overeating, alcoholism, sex and love addiction, co-dependency and gambling.
Talking with a friend, family member or mentor can often be very helpful. However, in some cases, you’d benefit more from speaking to a trained professional.
When to Access Therapy
If you’re committed to personal development, it’s likely you’d benefit from therapy even if you have a well-developed mental wellbeing toolkit.
Therapists can help us develop our mental resilience for future challenges, cultivate happiness, and generally help us become the best version of ourselves.
If you’re experiencing any of the following situations, therapy may be especially beneficial:
- Your thoughts, feelings, or behaviours are affecting your quality of life (e.g. you’re not sleeping well, you’re using unhealthy coping behaviours, or you’re avoiding things you usually like doing)
- You feel as though your poor mental wellbeing is starting to affect your relationships with your friends or family
- Your friends or family members have told you they’re concerned about you
- You have a variety of physical complaints such as headaches, digestive issues, breathing difficulties, muscle tension, fatigue, or generally feeling run down
- You feel as though you’re at risk of exhaustion or burnout
- Improving your performance quickly could help you meet professional goals (e.g. your levels of mental distress are affecting your performance at work, or you’re an entrepreneur)
As a mindset coach and avid researcher I encourage you to seek out the help you need to get to a great frame of mind.
I want to leave you with some great words and affirmations.
- I am worthy
- I am allowed to struggle
- I am allowed to talk
- I am not alone.
See more on affimations here:
I BELIEVE IN YOU!!!!
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