We often hide our emotions, for different reasons: the stiff upper lip, not manly
to show weakness ..or just too scary to look in the cupboards full of skeletons!
It’s often not Politically Correct to show anger or even grief!
If we think we can’t deal with emotions then we repress them...but it’s not because
we bury emotions that we are not still carrying them (often in our back!)
We store the ‘trauma’ in our body. (Trauma can just mean the unresolved feeling).
We contract muscles or organs where that memory is stored. We clamp down in the area
that we tightened at the time of event.
This can happen in the
Smooth muscles, the ones we have no conscious control over (tightening in the lungs
can bring on asthma, in the blood vessel: high blood pressure or migraine…..if in
the intestines: IBS etc )
Or Striated muscles like shoulders, back, arms and legs…(and we end up with slipped
discs... Muscle aches and pains..)
This is why pain is often chronic: we deal with the outside manifestation , the ‘Symptom’
using pain relief or manipulations or even surgery. But if we don’t deal with the
reasons behind the imbalance in the first place, then the ‘dis-ease’ can come back.
The word “e-motion” means to move out. An emotion is an energy that craves expression.
We have often been told to suppress and deny our feelings, like fear or anger, which
then creates toxic chemistry in the body.
The energy behind what you think and feel does not just disappear just because it
Why should I offer Psychotherapy and energy work?
The link between emotions and physical health has been recognized since Antiquity,
yet only recently has science verified that a connection exists.
We are not surprised to blush (a physical manifestation) when embarrassed ( an emotion)
or have goose bumps when scared but we find it hard to believe that guilt or resentment
can impact our body also.
Wherever a thought goes, a chemical goes with it:
We need to understand that our thoughts affect our body. Neuro-peptides are messenger
molecules that carry signals (external or internal, like emotions) from brain to
body... actually, to every cell in our body! Including digestive system, immune
system, endocrine and nervous system.
Our mind is all over our body, not just in our head, and what we think affect how
Holistic means that in order to ‘Heal’-To become whole- we have to work on all parts
Release unexpressed emotions with psychotherapy and
Relieve the manifestation of these buried feelings in the body, through acupressure
massage and energy work.
They are powerful solutions on their own but when combined, you can really let go
of stuff that you have been carrying round for too long. And keeping stuff hidden
takes a lot of energy.
Energy that could be spent in better ways, don’t you think!?