12 Signs You’re Uncomfortable With Emotions and How To Accept Them

Signs You're Uncomfortable With Emotions

I never knew that emotions were not under conscious control and that they were normal responses to the environment. I never knew that core emotions were there to help us survive and thrive in life. I never knew core emotions were actually a bunch of physical sensations that we come to recognize as an emotion.

I never knew that buried emotions were the underlying cause of my anxiety and depression. I never knew I could learn skills and techniques to help me more easily move through my emotions without blocking them. When I learned about core emotions and how to work with them, it was a revelation that changed my personal and professional life.

I became an AEDP emotion-centered psychotherapist to help people feel better by helping them process emotions. I love helping people build a skill-set that increases emotional resilience to meet the many challenges of life. I am passionate about the belief that all of us need a basic education in emotions.

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12 Signs You're Uncomfortable With Emotions and How To Accept Them

I hope I have prompted you to consider learning more. Just like you learned in high school biology about your heart, lungs, and stomach, you can learn about your emotions and benefit your health and relationships.

A+ for trying!

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For free resources on emotions, visit hilaryjacobshendel.com


References
Damasio, A. (2005). Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain. New York: Penguin

Fosha, D., Siegel, D., Solomon, M. (2009). The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology). New York: W.W. Norton

Fosha, D. (2000). The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change. New York: Basic Books

Hendel, H. (2018). It's Not Always Depression: Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions and Connect With Your Authentic Self. New York: Random House

Originally appeared on: Psychology Today
Republished with permission 

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