What Does it Mean to Process Emotions?

What Does it Mean to Process Emotions?

Processing emotions can be a challenging task for many individuals. It's important to take a holistic approach to ensure overall well-being.

What are emotions?

The origins of the term emotion come ultimately from Latin meaning to from Latin emovere "move out, remove, agitate," In my work as a massage therapist I have seen firsthand how emotions can ben stored in the tissues of the body if they are not allowed to flow through and be processed at time they arise. 

How can you process emotions holistically?

1. Practice mindfulness: Take time to be present and aware of your emotions without judgment. This can help you understand and process them effectively. If concentration is difficult for you (hello ADHD!) try recording yourself talking or journaling with good old fashioned paper and pen. 

2. Engage in physical activity: Exercise releases endorphins, which can help improve your mood and reduce stress. Even if it's a five minute walk it can stimulate your lymphatic system to "take out the garbage."

3. Connect with others: Talking to friends, family, or a therapist can provide support and different perspectives on your emotions.

4. Practice self-care: Engage in activities that bring you joy and relaxation, such as reading, crafting with others, taking a bath, attending a restorative yoga class, or going for a walk.

5. Explore alternative therapies: Consider practices like massage, energy work, astrology, tarot, yoga, meditation, or acupuncture to help experience your emotions in new ways. 

Why is holistic emotional processing important?

By taking a holistic approach to processing emotions, individuals can achieve a greater sense of balance and well-being. It allows for a deeper understanding of oneself and promotes overall emotional wellness.

Remember, it's okay to seek help and support when needed. Embracing holistic emotional processing can lead to a more fulfilling and enriched life.

Be Blessed, Blessed Be, 

Rachel Joy

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