Can You Selectively Blanket Emotions?

by Heather Richards on July 30, 2013

Clinical Hypnosis and Emotions

Happy, Glad, Sad and Mad are all completely natural human emotions. We are quite willing to sit in a happy or glad emotion and often if we feel the other two or any number of other emotions, we look for a way to stop that feeling.
 
It is impossible to selective blanket emotions with drugs, if you take an anti-depressant to numb the pain of feeling sad, you will also numb the other emotions including, happy, glad, love and all of the emotions that we long to feel when we are feeling, down, sad, lonely, unloved, unwanted etc.
 
What we need to realise is, that as humans we are designed to experience all of these emotions, so when we see our children, our friends or family, hurt, sad, rejected, afraid, embarrassed, confused, frustrated, angry or any other feeling, we need to acknowledge that it is normal and they are allowed to feel that way.
 
CaS Therapy Key
The key is to acknowledge and accept that feeling and make room for that feeling when it is with us. When we are sad, acknowledge we are sad and allow room and time for sad, allow sad to be heard and validated as normal. Learning your own internal resources is very helpful when dealing with your emotions. If sad is coming out more often than you would like then, it is time to acknowledge that the sad part, may need some time and healing, so it may be a good idea to call on a therapist or someone who can assist you through that emotion, keeping in mind, that if you choose to take drugs as an option you will numb the effects and feelings of many emotions, not just sad.
 

Ego State Therapy is an emotions based therapy and may be a natural answer.

If you are feeling prolonged periods of sadness, some good distraction techniques, to assist with bringing your thoughts to the now could be something as simple and easy as,
noticing some things around you at that time. Like noticing five things you see, for example, notice what you notice about them, the shape, the colour, the size. Then notice five things you are hearing and finally five things you are feeling, this can be warm or cold, happy or sad, tied or energetic or notice where your body is touching the chair that you are sitting on. Pretty quickly you will notice the sad part is not so obviously taking centre stage in your day, you now have the curious part or the observing part bringing you into noticing the things that are around you right here and now.
 

Clinical Hypnosis has the ability to bypass the conscious rationale and get right to the emotion.

If you are feeling prolonged periods of sadness, some good distraction techniques, to assist with bringing your thoughts to the now could be something as simple and easy as, noticing some things around you at that time. Like noticing five things you see, for example, notice what you notice about them, the shape, the colour, the size. Then notice five things you are hearing and finally five things you are feeling, this can be warm or cold, happy or sad, tied or energetic or notice where your body is touching the chair that you are sitting on. Pretty quickly you will notice the sad part is not so obviously taking centre stage in your day, you now have the curious part or the observing part bringing you into noticing the things that are around you right here and now.

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: