Did you know the most common trapped emotions include anxiety, grief, disgust, humiliation, overwhelm, worthlessness, and conflict?
When these emotions are stuck within our being, they manifest into physical signs and symptoms that hold us back from being the best version of ourselves. This includes chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, skin conditions, digestive issues and holding onto excess weight.
So how do you actually release negative emotions? We had a general idea, but we wanted to get you the best advice possible, so we sourced some awesome tips from the one and only Deepak Chopra to guide you:
Identify and locate the emotion physically through a guided meditation.
2. Seek Out The Emotion
Sit quietly, breathing slowly, and think about what may be holding you back, recall a moment that is uncomfortable for you, and touch the part of your body that is feeling that emotion the most, e.g. your chest, your stomach.
3. Own The Emotion
Re-establish the owner of the pain or unpleasant emotion. Focus on who or what made you feel that way, then begin to see it as just a feeling that you have the power either to keep or let go. Take back your control of how you feel, and consciously choose to release it.
4. Write It Down
Journal your feelings to express them. If you're not sure where to start, just start anyway. The words will flow once you begin!
5. Talk It Out
If someone has hurt you or caused you suffering, have the conversation you’ve been holding in for so long without them. Talk through it out loud to yourself or with someone you trust to begin the healing process.
6. Be Grateful For The Lesson
Show gratitude for that emotion and experience. It has allowed you to reach a higher state of being, improving who you are, and strengthening your resilience.
7. Tap Your Way Through It
No, not the dancing version (though that may work for you too!), but Tapping. A scientifically backed technique that's often called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). EFT is based upon the understanding that the more unresolved emotional issues you can clear, the more peace and emotional freedom you will have in your life. This tool is best taught by a practitioner who can guide you.
It's really up to you whether you use all of these techniques or just one or two. Find the ones that work for you and don't give up. They may take some getting used to, but once you begin to incorporate ways to release negative, pent-up emotions, you will notice a shift deep within your own consciousness, and those dreams and goals that seemed out of reach for you may just become your reality!
Let us know if you use any of these techniques already and how they've helped you!
Want To Learn More About Tapping?
Our close friend Jessica Ortner is an EFT Tapping Expert! She's helped thousands of people lose weight and break free from negative self-talk, low self-esteem and self-beliefs that are holding them back from living their best life.
She's currently running free webinars all this week if you'd like to learn more and try it out for yourself.
Jessica, Alex and Nick Ortner produced the fascinating film The Tapping Solution which we love! It's available in our online store and available to watch on FMTV! So we're huge fans of their work!
If you've never heard about Tapping, Jessica will explain exactly what it is, how it works, and why so many people are using it today with powerful results!
- What goes on in the body biologically with negative emotions like stress, anxiety and overwhelm and the specifics of how they affect your weight
- What happens in your brain that causes you to overeat when you are emotional (and how to counteract this)
- How to pinpoint your underlying unconscious blocks to releasing weight and then eliminate them with Tapping
- How both large and small past traumatic events (some that you might not even remember) can keep you from feeling safe to lose weight. (And she'll show you how to release these traumas with Tapping)
Transform your relationship with food and exercise, create a more positive body image and bring deep, passionate joy back into your life! Click here to find out more!