Repressed emotions live in us like an unhealed wound. Science confirms that blocked emotions affect us on the cellular level. Stem cell biologist, Dr. Bruce Lipton reveals evidence of the interconnected nature between thoughts and physical sensations in his widely acclaimed book, “The Biology of Belief”. Muscle tension, insomnia, and skin rashes are just a few of the many symptoms of unresolved hurts.
The first step to healing repressed emotions is acknowledging them. Accept them the moment they arise. If you feel angry, allow yourself to feel the anger without denying its presence or downplaying the significance of it. Saying things like, “I shouldn’t feel this way” only discredits your experience. Honour your emotion and your experience, then express it and release it in a healthy way. There are many options for processing emotions that will be discussed in upcoming posts.