Ways to Express Your Emotional Pain the Healthy Way
John D. (Jack) Mayer states that “Emotions operate two major levels; physical and psychological. Dr. Maurice Elias on the other hand, says, “Emotions are human beings’ warning systems as to what is really going on around them. In other words, they act as an indicator of how things are going on in one’s lives. Emotions help by keeping us in check to make sure that we are not only controlled by our mental reasoning. Emotions control thinking, actions and behavior. A person who suppresses their emotions are not healthy beings and are subjecting themselves to physical illness. There are two types of emotions; positive and negative. Negative emotions are the ones that cause emotional pain and they include; frustration, fear, negativity etc.
1. Open Up
The first step to express your emotional pain is to open up. You can choose to open up to a counselor or someone close to you. But while at it, you need to keep an open mind to the person you are talking to. This will enable the counselor to understand you better on where the negativity is coming from. You should also ask for feedback to check up on your progress.