How to process emotions?
Emotions are tricky! They can appear to us in unexpected ways and in places we don’t want them to show up. Processing through emotions is (as you will hear me state through out my blog posts and when working with me) a choice. We either choose to stay in the emotions of Trauma and Anger or other what is called low level emotions, or we choose to heal the deep wounds and move to higher level emotions such as Love, Joy, and Peace.
Processing emotions begins with first recognizing the emotions. Acknowledging the emotions. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary definitions:
- trauma. 1a : an injury (such as a wound) to living tissue caused by an extrinsic agent. b : a disordered psychic or behavioral state resulting from severe mental or emotional stress or physical injury.
- anger. a strong feeling of displeasure and usually of antagonism
Anger can be a result of Trauma inflicted. Today our media is constantly bombarding us with traumatic events, these stir in us emotions. When we don’t process, recognize and release these emotions, it festers. Moving out of Trauma is a process of uprooting what occurred or what keeps impacting us.
Some simple steps to begin with:
Limit media exposure – constant streaming of TV, Radio, Social Media with the same messaging