Energy Healing Tips for Emotional Hardship
Emotional distress related to COVID-19 is associated with higher frequency of clinical levels of anxiety, depression, and general life stress and lower reported levels of overall happiness, according to the U.S. National Pandemic Emotional Impact Report from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Harvard Medical School. Prolonged and/or intense negative emotions can have effects long after the events that precipitate them, says Dr. Brad, author of the best-selling book “The Emotion Code.”
“Negative emotions may have a profound effect on your quality of life,” Dr. Brad says. “When you have an intensely difficult experience, the emotions you feel should fade with time. But sometimes they’re just too much for you to handle, and your body could hold onto that negative energy in the form of what many call ‘emotional baggage.’”
In his bestselling book, Dr. Brad coined the phrase “Trapped Emotions” to describe these unresolved feelings. Learning to identify and release trapped emotions may help millions of Americans struggling today with the pandemic’s emotional toll.
“When you suffer something traumatic, it can be extremely difficult to confront the resulting feelings,” Dr. Brad says. “You may feel like doing so would force you to relive what you’ve already endured. In our experience, these unconfronted or unprocessed feelings may fester. They could prevent you from sleeping well, cause tension, or make you feel angry, sad, bitter, anxious, guilty, or fearful. Over time, having these festering feelings may cause their negative energies to become lodged within your body, where they could cause you to spiral into those feelings over and over again.”
Dr. Brad explains how to:
- Identify trapped negative emotions using muscle testing, a noninvasive practice of tapping into the subconscious mind to access information about physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
- Meditate to explore your thoughts and emotions, acknowledge trapped negative feelings, and process them.
- Use increased physical activity and exercise to release physical and emotional tension, fend off negative thoughts, and boost your mood.
These techniques may be helpful for people struggling through the current crisis as well as those dealing with unhealed emotions from traumatic and difficult experiences in the past.
“It doesn’t matter whether the event occurred last week or 30 years ago — releasing the baggage that came with it may be key to full emotional healing,” he says.
About Dr. Bradley Nelson: Veteran holistic physician Dr. Bradley Nelson (D.C., ret) is one of the world’s foremost experts on natural methods of achieving wellness. He has trained thousands of certified practitioners worldwide to help people overcome physical and emotional discomfort by releasing their emotional baggage. His best-selling book "The Emotion Code" provides step-by-step instructions for working with the body's energy healing power. A newly revised and expanded edition of "The Emotion Code" is now available from St. Martin's Press. For more information and a free Emotion Code Starter Kit, visit www.emotioncodegift.com.