Do you wake up some days feeling stressed, sad, angry – or any other emotion that we would normally label as “bad”? We all have those types of days – if only we allow ourselves to admit it!
Do you fight the feelings and beg for them to go away so you can simply feel happier or more at peace?
And this phrase applies to emotions too! Why do we often resist those so-called “bad” feelings?
It is because most of our lives we are taught that it’s “bad” or “not right” to be express or feel such emotions. Yet, resisting our emotions, simply makes them sit in our bodies and possibly cause physiological reactions.
For instance, imagine a time when you got startled by someone or something – most likely your heart started racing, your palms got cold or sweaty, or your rate of breathing changed. So clearly, an emotion (fear) created a physical response in your body.
Similarly, other emotions such as anger or sadness also create physiological or hormonal reactions in our bodies. There truly is a mind-body connection.
Here are 4 tips to help you through emotions:
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Avdeep Bahra is an occupational therapist that guides clients to manage stress and enhance emotional health. She creates safe spaces to share what is on your heart, to express your voice and connect with like-minded others. Through deep listening and various techniques she helps clients to process and release negative emotions. She inspires clients to let go of judgment, to live with self-compassion and to reconnect with their spirit – in order to live a happier and more meaningful life. She beautifully blends her formal training with intuition to create change with clients. She brings mindfulness, Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), HeartMath Coaching and energy work to client sessions.
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