Emotional Freedom

Mind body connection

Emotional Well-being

I don’t often read newspapers, all that bad news and negativity just leaves me feeling exhausted.  The good news was I going on a lovely train journey to Totnes and there was a ‘free’ bottle of water going with the paper so I did what they wanted and bought the paper.

On page 4 I found more good news, research at the Max Planck Institute for human Cognitive  & Brain science found that our emotional well-being is as important as exercise and our five a day to enjoying ‘the good life’.

What they found was that when we feel good about our self, we have a sunny outlook, you know the cup half-full attitude to life, we look after ourselves better and people like being around us. This, in turn, improves our physical health. All common sense I hear you say, it is the science behind the sense that inspired me to share it with you.

What they found was the vagus nerve, which is linked to the body’s organs and helps regulate heart rate is stimulated by positive emotions. These, in turn raise the ‘vagal tone’ which results in more positive emotions and it spirals upwards.  Now you see where they are going with this, making changes to our emotional well-being is good for the health of our heart.  We are constantly educated about the benefits of exercise and healthy eating, while our emotional well-being is staying locked in the cupboards.  Our feelings and emotions are often treated like state secrets with Governments and individuals not wishing to ‘go there’.

When our emotions (anger, sadness, frustration, hate) visit us, we often slam the door on them and then shock ourselves and others when ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back’, finds us responding out of control.

Many of us have learned to hide our emotions from a young age, being told we are weak if we cry or stupid for making a mistake.  Always wanting to feel safe and comfortable we sub-consciously create diversion strategies to avoid unpleasant overwhelm feelings and emotions.  Some will numb us alcohol abuse, drug abuse, medications and others provide instant satisfaction and comfort, food being number one refuge leading to overweight or obesity problems. We are operating at a subconscious level with all of these responses in an automatic way.

The good news is we can learn to have healthy responses to emotions which allow us to feel in control and set us free of these automatic knee-jerk reactions to life.  Discovering how to have your thoughts and mind as your best friend is well on the journey to emotional well-being and a good heart.

To find out more about how hypnotherapy can help you to make changes you want in your life just send an e-mail or call Doreen on 01628 675400

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Written by Doreen
Before establishing myself as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I worked for many years in International Business in the UK and the Far East. During that time it occurred to me that I had lost touch with who I was. One brave day I resigned from my job in Hong Kong and set off on my own life’s adventure. Travelling throughout South East Asia was a feast for the mind and soul. On returning to the UK I discovered Hypnotherapy which provided a new perspective on life. The techniques empowered me to get to the root of issues, to release them and to gain new positive choices to situations. My new path began in 2000 when I trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist at Central England Holistic Therapies. Attending training, conferences, and workshops around the world as part of my commitment to continuous growth and development for my life adventure. There is a great sense of joy from meeting like-minded people, sharing experiences and always gaining new insights. Cycling, toastmasters, travelling, pilates and volunteering at my local community arts center are some my joys in life. Reading has always been a great source of inspiration. What lights up my day is, empowering you to find your unique solution to reduce the butterflies of anxiety and self-doubt in daily life. Together we explore your inner confidence, inner calm and energy for what is important to you in your life. With your commitment we get to the root of what torments you, let it go and moving to a place of content. Allowing you to feel self-acceptance, space to make empowering choices, which create balance, so you can light up your day.