You already know that the best method of dealing with emotions is, first and foremost, taking care of yourself, treating yourself with tenderness and love, and taking care of the energy balance of your body. You also know that the best way to deal with them, once they have arisen, is to let go, which is to release them.
In this article, you will learn about the most important methods of working with emotions.
It involves identifying your emotions, locating them physically in your body, and then experiencing them without blaming yourself or others or judging them. Observing the reactions of your body, calling them e.g. throat tightness or pressure in the intestines and experiencing. Expressing my feelings – “here it hurts”, “my heart sped up my work”. Also, you are aware that you need physical discomfort, because it leads you to the fullness of your being, allows you to connect with your soul. You know that you are responsible for your feelings and that you have a choice in how you interpret and react to emotional turmoil.
Probably also you have your own methods of dealing with emotions.
It could be focusing your attention on the part of your body where you are experiencing pain and releasing tension by exhaling. Using essential oils, taking a warm bath or shower, making yourself some tea, or going for a walk to get some air. Sometimes you may also express your feelings by dancing, singing, writing or painting if you need to.
But what to do with the emotions that you did not release in time? What to do with those you have already suppressed? With those that lie in the deepest recesses of your subconscious and stealthily steer your behavior, stiffen your body and cause disease, separating you from your true self? There are also several ways to do this.
Here are some of the most popular ways to work with emotions:
You can release your emotions by working with your breath. You can choose each of the methods according to your preferences and intuition, but rebirthing, biodynamic breathing and BBTR trauma release, as well as holotropic breathing, are especially geared towards this process.
Bioenergy Therapy – Lowen’s Method
It is a method created by Alexander Lowen consisting of special physical exercises aimed at unblocking blockages in the body caused by accumulated emotions, stress, and experiences. This method also uses breath work the so-called deepening breathing. Exercises used in this method include exercises to increase the expression of sexuality, body awareness, energy levels, and body vitality, unblocking anger, releasing sadness, and strengthening exercises.
It is based on the concept of five character types characterized by a specific body structure. According to Lowen, each type of fear has a characteristic mark on the human body. The therapy is based on restoring the natural biological human behavior, previously suppressed, such as crying, screaming, sobbing, deep breathing etc.
TRE Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises
A method derived from bioenergy therapy created by David Bercelli. It involves physical exercise that triggers neurological tremors in the body to help reduce muscle and tissue tension. This is how stress, pain and emotions are released. It is inspired by the natural behavior of animals in response to stress.
EFT Emotional Freedom Technique
This method consists of tapping the appropriate points of the meridian system on the body and face with your fingers while focusing your thoughts on the problem or emotion from which you want to free yourself. Such mechanical tapping of the meridian points causes the energy flowing through them to move, opening the meridian channels and restoring the energy balance in the body. By focusing your thoughts on the emotion, you want to get rid of, you will show the mind what the problem is related to it.
Deriving from the Chinese tradition, a set of exercises for working with life energy allows you to harmonize the flow of this energy in your body. It is based on directing vital energy with the help of body movements.
Tai Chi Quang
Martial arts, physical exercises, and motor systems, the assumption of which is that the mind guides the vital energy, and it guides the body.
It is a method of working with energy using the mind, exercise, and breathing.
This therapy derives from classic osteopathy, manual therapy. It consists of delicately touching the skull, which collects all the tensions flowing into it from various parts of the human body. This touch causes the relaxation of soft and bone tissues within the craniosacral system and the removal of blockages in the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid.
All methods of manual therapy, i.e. massage, are very effective in working with emotions.
A manual method based on simulating 32 energy points on the head where stress accumulates.
It is a form of physiotherapy based on the concept of connecting various body structures, fascia, and muscles into systems called muscle bands. It consists of breaking the joined fascia and muscles, restoring their mobility and flexibility, thus eliminating blocks in the body.
Lomi Lomi massage
This is a massage technique that comes from the Hawaiian Islands, a kind of shamanic massage. It is a deeply healing form of massage. Lomi lomi means knead and stroke. It consists of massaging the whole body, excluding intimate parts, with the use of warm oil.
This is a Japanese massage technique called acupuncture without needles or point massage. There is no oil used during the sessions. It is based on the appropriate distribution of the massager’s body weight on the massed energy points throughout the body.
Gua Sha massage
Chinese face massage with a special stone plate, usually made of jade or quartz. This massage clears the energy flow channels.
Japanese face massage. Pretty intense, complex, and fast. It includes pinching, kneading, smoothing, and gently pulling. This is a massage of acupressure points in order to unblock the flow of life energy.
Acupuncture and auriculotherapy
These methods come from Chinese traditions. It consists of stimulating the flow of life energy in the meridians by puncturing the appropriate points on the body. In the case of auriculotherapy, these are points on the auricles.
Acupressure and reflexology
These forms of therapy also come from China and consist of pressing the appropriate points and places on the body in order to unblock the flow of vital energy in the meridians.
In the case of reflexology, these spots are called reflexes and are mainly found on the feet, hands, and face.
Belly button healing
This is a method created by Ilchi Lee. It consists of compressing your belly button in a proper way, either with your fingers or with a special tool called “healing life” in combination with working with the breath. Through such a massage, we warm the abdomen and thus improve the flow of life energy.
Energy healing methods
Of course, in working with emotions, all forms of working with life energy, or prana, are very effective. Such methods include pranic healing and reiki.
In working with emotions, the methods of working with the mind – affirmation, visualization, NLP, methods using working with specific brain waves Theta Healing and the Silva method, hypnosis, intuitive therapy, and systemic constellation are also very effective.
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A method developed by Bradley Nelson, a bioenergy therapist, psychologist, and chiropractor. He compiled a list of 60 emotions that are recorded in the human body as a result of specific experiences. He put them in a table of two columns and six lines. The method involves talking to the body using this table and George Goodheart’s kinesiological (muscle) test. Thus, tensions in the body are localized and released. The muscle test is the body’s response to what is true – a few seconds’ boost.
This method consists of the integration of the work of the right and left cerebral hemispheres. It is very easy to change your programs when your brain works together like this. It is based on 13 basic truths, the so-called core belief balance, and the use of the kinesiological test.
Of course, when working with your emotions, you cannot ignore working with your dreams, especially their interpretation. You can choose from many different methods of working with dreams, but it is especially important for therapeutic reasons to work with lucid sleep.
Dr. Bach’s flower therapy
A method that uses flower essences that contain the life energy of plants, which makes it easier to deal with emotions. It consists of taking drops of these essences. Great for emotional problems related to hormonal changes in the body, e.g. during menopause.
Relying on inhaling natural essential oils that help get rid of specific emotions in the body.
These are therapies conducted with the use of various types of herbs that affect emotions.
It is a method derived from Chinese and Japanese medicine, a kind of thermo-therapy. It consists of burning the plant – mugwort herb (artymiin, Chinese wormwood) directly on the body or just above it. Usually, these are limbs. Warming up the right point or area of the body improves the circulation of vital energy in the meridians and improves blood circulation throughout the body.
There are many methods of working with emotions, so you will surely find something for yourself. Listen to your intuition and you will find the one that suits you best.
However, I recommend that you contact a specialist dealing with a given method rather than experimenting on your own. Then you will go easier, faster, and more effectively and you will not hurt yourself.
If you want to work with me. Feel free to browse through my offer. In my work, I mainly use my intuition, as well as theta healing, ho’opnopono, as well as all the knowledge that I have gained for years by studying the subject of personal, mental, and spiritual development.
Ilchi Lee „Belly button healing:unlocking your second brain for a healthy life” (“Uzdrawianie przez pępek”), Wydawnictwo KOS, 2018, Katowice.
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