Feb 14, 2019

Emotions: Why you should NOT Suppress your Emotions!

by Avdeep Bahra, Occupational Therapist

Did you know that emotions have a tremendous impact on your physiology?

  • Negative emotions such as anger, resentment, frustration, and worry – deplete your energy.
  • While positive emotions such as joy, excitement, passion, gratitude – RENEW your energy.

We often learn though our upbringing, culture, society and/or the education system that emotions should not be shown or felt, especially those that are viewed as “negative”.  The end result is emotional suppression and numbing.

Yet when you numb emotions – not only do you numb the negative emotions but also the positive ones such as joy, excitement, creativity and more!   You go around in life feeling life-less, maybe even zombie-like.

Furthermore, a lack of emotional awareness creates an imbalance between your parasympathetic nervous system (fight/flight) and sympathetic nervous system (rest/digest). This in turn creates havoc with your hormonal system, adrenal system, digestion and more!

Often we ignore emotional wellness – maybe because emotions are intangible, maybe because no-one taught you how to deal with negative emotions, maybe it’s painful, maybe it was more acceptable to put a happy face on (the life of people-pleasing and perfectionism)

Do you have other reasons as to why you don’t deal with or feel your emotions?

Trust me – you’re not alone.

Are you ready to bring more emotional awareness and self-regulation into your life?


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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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