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Body Sense

The benefits of "being in your body", instead of being hijaked by negative self-talk will Astound you... and it can be so simply resolved.

We all get lost in thought but when we ignore the quiet screams from your emotional and phsycial being can have a devasting impact. Ignoring out of fear could profoundly impact on your health; your relationships and your happiness.

Many of you are already aware of the idea that the mind and the body are inextricably intertwined. By tapping into important information about what your body is telling you, not just physically but having an emotional intelligence will have a profonund impact your health and quality of life.

"Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first -- not through intellectual understanding." ~ Christiane Northrup

1. Connect to your emotions from a felt body sense.

When you become aware of an emotion, acknowledge that emotion and take a moment to sense where you feel it in your body. Sometimes clients find it difficult to name the emotion, however you can get more clarity by bringing it into your awareness of where it is in your body. In time, you can relearn what that emotion is for you. You’ve heard the saying "A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved".

2. Acknowledge and support your body-centred emotion

.It’s important to honour our feelings, we often complain that in life we are not heard by others they don't listen to what we say....and yet do we listen to ourself? Many tend to not hear our emotions, instead we push them away, ignore them or bury them deep because we don’t want to feel them. We refuse to listen to our own needs and desires.

However pushing or ignoring our emotions does not mean they simply go away, all we are doing is repressing that emotion, which one day will come back, having grown or festered inside our bodies through time. Medicine and Science achknowledges that negative emotions in our body left unchecked or resolved as well as internal conflict can turn into dis-ease or psychical pain in our bodies. However if we can make the time to acknowledge our emotions, we can learn and release them in a healthy way and stay health in mind and body.

3. Don’t ask Why Instead Ask What

when we feel a negative emotion we tend to want to know why, where did it come from, why am I feeling this way and we look for excuses, reasons and blame. However this does not heal the wounded part of who we are. A better question is to invite the body to speak by asking yourself:
WHAT are the positive learnings that I need to get from this?

What are the helpful and constructive message that my body is attempting to teach me.

What else does this emotional body need me to do?

If you find yourself finding negative learnings – ask yourself “for what purpose?” – and really listening to the deeper part of your being - get in touch with your own needs and desires, you’ll discover that they are infact positive learnings for you.

What is your body screaming for?Children who play up and misbehave and continue to get in trouble leave parents at a loss as to what to do. If we were to ask the question: For what purpose? You may quickly come to the conclusion that they want your attention; to feel special or acknowledged in some way. We both know that it’s ok to get attention and feel special, right? After all it’s one of the ways we feel love. If children do not feel that they are get enough positive attentions… they’ll do what they can to get any attention, good or bad. They are doing what they can to feel better about themselves, their intention is infact positive even though it is a negative behaviour.

Could it be the same with your own negative emotions?  What are you really screaming for? What if you where to find the real lessons and instead of thinking “They give me pain” which is not a learning, it's blaming others.  You may find a deeper positive meaning for you by asking what do I need to learn from this? At a deeper level you will likely find the real learning of what you needed to get, this then gives you the freedom from the emotion and an opportunity to give it to yourself, be it self respect; supporting yourself or having faith in your decisions.   

“Go inside and listen to your body, because your body will never lie to you. Your mind will play tricks, but the way you feel in your heart, in your guts, is the truth.” Michael Ruiz

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