• Gabriele Wolf PhD ND

How Emotions Interact with Your Physical Health 

Anger, sadness, anxiety, and fear are just some of the emotions a person may have. Being unable to control emotions can be temporary.

It could be caused by something like:

  • Being laid off from your job.

  • Having a child leave home.

  • Dealing with the death of a loved one.

  • Getting divorced.

  • Suffering an illness or an injury.

  • Experiencing money problems.

  • A drop in blood sugar levels.

  • Lack of sleep.

  • Isolation due to the recent pandemic.

Your body is responding to the way you think, feel, and act. When you are stressed, anxious, or upset, your body reacts in a way that might tell you that something is not right. For example, you might develop high blood pressure, a stomach or GI disorder, heart palpitations, acid reflux, to name a few after a particularly stressful event.

However, some people experience a constant inability to control their emotions because of a chronic physical conditions.

Symptoms associated with being unable to control emotions include:

  • Being overwhelmed by feelings

  • Constant pain

  • Feeling afraid to express emotions

  • Feeling angry, but not knowing why

  • Feeling out of control

  • Having difficulty understanding why you feel the way you do

What we learn in our society is not how to work with our emotions, but how to block and avoid them.

We do it quite well: Emotional eating, alcohol use, prescription drug use and screen time, there are a multitude of ways to avoid our feelings. When we do acknowledge them, we knock them off in our internal dialog like “Mind over matter”, “Get a grip”, “Suck it up” which are some of the familiar mantras we learned from childhood. Swallowing or sucking up emotions is not good for our mental or physical health. It is like stepping on the gas and brakes of your car at the same time, creating an internal pressure cooker.

So how can you turn the clock around and get your Mind/Body balanced?

  • While not always possible, the best way to treat stress is to eliminate the stressor. If your work environment is the cause of your emotional exhaustion, consider changing jobs or companies.

  • Eating healthy, whole foods by avoiding processed and genetically modified food and refined sugar it can make a world of a difference when you are stressed. Not only will it help you get the vitamins and minerals you need, but it will also improve digestion, sleep, and energy levels, which can have a domino effect on your emotional state.

  • Limiting caffeine can also have a positive impact on your sleep schedule.

  • Try to get a 30 minute walk in your daily routine.

  • Practice mindfulness by attending a yoga or meditation class.

When starting to make lifestyle changes, it is often needed to seek profession help in achieving and keeping the positive outcome for your Mind/Body set.

Here at Bioenergetic Wellness Center we can give you the tools you need to work through a stressful emotional or physical time. Some of the techniques we use are Nutrition Response Testing, Nutrition Counseling, NAET, Kinesiology, Reiki, Sound Therapy and Qi Gong.

For more information or setting up a session give us a call @ 830-322-3022 or send an email to info@bwcofboerne.com

Gabriele Wolf ND PhD

Source: Time, NIH

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