i.e., What Do You Do With Intense Emotions When They Surface?

    What do you do when your button is pushed? What do you do with the intense emotions when they surface? What do you do when your button is pushed and both your mind and emotions have suddenly taken off to the races? Perhaps you’re (silently or not so silently) doing or saying any number of things like: feeling upset, screaming profanities, feeling confused, depressed, sad, or arguing with someone you care about the most, judging or condemning everything in sight – including yourself and others, or feeling scared or anxious. Worst of all, the whole time this is happening, your mind is racing out of control. Perhaps this is happening in front of someone, or equally challenging, perhaps it’s happening in the privacy of your own mind.

    What do you do? What do you do when your mind is struggling with something or someone? Or, what do you do when you’re simply feeling stuck? What do you do when you’re simply feeling anxious or frightened about any number of things that this life has to offer? Or worse yet, what do you do when you are scared about the unknown and you have no control over what is transpiring or about to happen? Or what do you do when you’re saying to yourself, “what if…” and you’re just imagining something might occur, when in fact, it hasn’t even happened yet? Or what do you do when you’re feeling sad or depressed? What do you do with the intense emotions you have when things don’t go the way you expected? These are just some of the questions this seminar will enable you to answer.

    So, what do you do with your intense emotions when things don’t go the way you anticipated? You definitely don’t want to hold them inside you. You also don’t want to talk yourself out of what you’re experiencing emotionally, and then say, “let’s move on.” Why not? When you do these sorts of things the emotions don’t just magically disappear or go somewhere else. They actually stay inside your body and end up giving you a headache, a stomach, a backache, or who knows what. Emotions are a part of being human and have to be dealt with in some sort of loving and constructive manner that allows you to actually release them from your body. Only then you can move on. In this manner, you’ll be able to feel relaxed and your mind will remain calm throughout the day, even as you allow yourself to move through challenging experiences.      Throughout the presentations, I will focus on a number of practical exercises that will enable you to actually release the emotional intensity that you are feeling inside. When this occurs, the response I’ve heard from many people over the years is, “I feel relief. I feel more relaxed, calmer.”

    Think of your body as a container. If you keep the lid on it, pressure builds up in the container. If you open up the lid, the pressure is released. It’s that simple. Your body works the same way, and you need to know how to open up the lid to release the built up pressure.

    Some years ago, when I was going through challenging times, it didn’t occur to me that I could actually DO something with this feeling of being upset that I was experiencing. To some individuals, it may not occur to them that instead of just trying to ignore the emotional intensity, or explain it away, they can actually release the intensity that they’re experiencing.

    Sometimes individuals may believe they are releasing the intensity, but are, in fact, just stuffing the emotional intensity back down. You may ask, “How can I tell the difference?” The answer is simple. If you pay very close attention and you’re honest with yourself, you will notice a genuine feeling of relief after you release the discomfort. This is what you will learn to do with what I am teaching you. The relief that you feel will be genuine.

    Ignoring emotions or talking yourself out of the way you feel keeps you uncomfortable and stuck inside. It keeps the lid on the container. Subsequently, you will start to feel more tension or pressure in your body, just as if you’re tied up inside. Then as you continue to try to “hold it together,” your emotional upset will start to take charge of your thought process. The emotional intensity inside will actually start to tell you what to think or say. You will start to have thoughts that you normally wouldn’t think.

    Remember a time you were upset, and in the midst of that upset, do you remember either saying or doing things you normally wouldn’t say or do? Or, perhaps there was a time when your emotional response was out of proportion to the incident? This is what I mean about suppressed or repressed emotional intensity which results from “holding it together.”

    The good news is that when there’s an emotional upset and you’ve learned and practiced what to do to release it, it’s a whole lot easier to simply let it go. It’s just a matter of remembering to exercise the techniques you’ve learned in this presentation.

To find out more about this, register for The Power of Your Awareness seminar.