The following bRAIN DROP is good for everyone including Brain Injury Survivors 🙂
** Learning Goal: * Express your emotions. Taking care of our emotions is important when it comes to self-care.
** Success Criteria:
(1) Get in touch with your emotions by first listening to them – really feel ALL your emotions – Not just the positive ones. Our emotions all serve a purpose – Anger, anxiety, grief, fear are all important for our survival. It is when these feelings are repressed or blocked that they become dangerous to not only ourselves but also to others, because their expression often becomes overwhelming, abusive and sometimes violent. Note: Suicide is anger turned inwards.
(2) Don’t repress or try to hide from your feelings but rather find appropriate ways to express them and then let them go. In Buddhist terms, we experience liberation from suffering by letting our emotions have their natural release.
(3) The goal is to keep information flowing in your body and maintain a healthy balance.
(1) Molecules in our emotions affect the amount and the velocity of the blood flowing through our blood vessels. This is why some people turn, “white as a sheet” when they hear terrible news or they turn, “deep red” when angry.
(2) If we deny or repress our emotions, then blood flow can become chronically constricted, depriving the frontal cortex as well as other organs, of vital nourishment. This can cause you memory problems, you could feel foggy, less alert and less aware.
(3) Consequently, you become stuck – unable to respond freshly to the world around you and you may end up repeating old, maladaptive behaviours. This is all part of mind/body medicine.
Peace and Health ✌️**
References:”Molecules of Emotion” By: Dr. Candace B. Pert, Ph.D. http://rethinkredorewired.com