Learning how to take control of your emotions is tough. It's tougher for people who have experienced trauma. You might be re-living this trauma everyday without knowing why, or how to get rid of it. Obviously you can't get rid of memories, but you can make sure they don't impact your daily life.
Have you read a lot of self help books?
Did you know that past trauma can create changes in the brain. Your brain stores all of your experiences, and the way in witch you react to them; its like a blueprint. Your state of mind can have faulty programming, and then it affects your physical well-being.
Why You have Emotions
Have you heard of the "fight or flight" response? The instant something becomes a threat to you, the brain is wired to produce chemical reactions that help the body to respond to the threat. Usually the response is a short-term experience necessary to protect us. If that same experience continues over time, it can create physical and mental health issues. It can exhaust the adrenal glands and make You sick.
Emotions help us to make decisions about what is going on in our environment, and the actions required to protect ourselves or other. Author Gael Lindenfield has a best selling book called Emotional Confidence. She explains some step you can take to manage emotions. Gael has courses and seminars available at lindenfield.com. I think you will find the book a worthwhile read.
This topic needs more attention, and I'm sure many others agree. Many people struggle with the after effects of emotional trauma from childhood or adulthood. Adult trauma is often overlooked as "You have to get over it" attitude. I have experienced this some years ago. I experienced emotional abuse from some faculty at the University I attended. The result was that I didn't graduate from a program in which I was a top student. Imagine how this effected me while I struggled with a job I hated for twenty years. My story isn't alone. It's not all bad; I ended up being a writer, because I took charge of my life.
If we are not taught how to work with our emotions, it can impact our immune functioning and destroy your health, and the relationships around you
How you can change the Outcome
I won't pretend this is easy, and I don't think drugs are the answer unless you have an identifiable mental disorder. Ignoring the emotions and being told they will simply "go away," doesn't work.
Science suggests that we can re-program the brain to change our responses. A new and innovative program invented by Dr. Bradley Nelson, utilizes mind body feedback to help balance the brain and decrease physical and emotional symptoms. The concept of magnetic healing is integrated into his program.
Yes, it's hard to re- program your emotional responses that seem hard wired into your brain. There are safe and completely natural approaches to relieving emotional trauma. Just make sure that the practitioner is certified to work with you. You can't change the memories, but you can change how they impact your health.
In Kelowna, John Schlapbach is an Emotion Code/ Body Code practitioner. John has devoted most of his life to wellness education. Visit John's website visionshealing.com.