Do you feel constantly stressed and aggravated? These feelings are scientifically linked to health issues such as overeating, insomnia and depression. An angry outburst can even increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Fortunately, veteran holistic physician Dr. Bradley Nelson has valuable tips to share about how to overcome emotional baggage that could improve your quality of life.
The first step to overcoming emotional baggage is to learn how to let go of negative feelings. You must learn how to comfort yourself. Everyone struggles at times with feelings such as anger, sadness, grief, hopelessness or despair. Studies have linked such negative emotions of inflammation in the body, making them the root of many disease processes. Dr. Nelson has trained almost 2,700 healing practitioners in 62 countries how to help people find and release unresolved negative emotions that damage their health and relationships. Here are quick tips from Dr. Nelson on how to deal with difficult thoughts and feelings:
- Acknowledge that you have emotions to deal with rather than self-medicating, numbing out or going into denial. You must decide to feel your emotions consciously and be present in the moment. Feel validated in that you chose how you would react and feel about whatever is going on. Your emotions are yours. You are where you are and that’s okay, the way it is for the moment.
- Own your emotions. More importantly, realize your emotions do not own you.You don’t need to be consumed by them or drown in them. And you don’t have to stay upset. Know that you are free to feel the emotions that you chose, just as you are free to let negativity go when you are ready. You are in charge. Let negative emotions go to help you survive and thrive through whatever you are facing.
- Be kind and gentle with yourself. Sometimes processing difficult emotions leaves people feeling happy and unburdened. Other times they feel sensitive, down or drained. If you feel down or exhausted, do something to help yourself feel good, such as:
- Soak in a warm bathtub
- Get a massage
- Write in your journal
- Lose yourself in a good book, movie or music that you love
- Do something creative
- Exercise, particularly out in nature
- Talk to a trusted friend or counselor
- Serve others in need (this takes the focus off yourself and your troubles and puts it on something you can feel good about)
“Realize that overcoming negative emotions is how to heal from difficult or devastating experiences,” explains Dr. Nelson. “When you decide to let go of thinking and feeling negatively you can more easily enjoy living in the present, unencumbered by the negativity of the past. This clears your path to the future, opening the opportunity to embrace happiness.”
About Dr. Bradley Nelson: Dr. Nelson has lectured internationally on the natural healing of chronic illness and successfully treated patients from across the US and Canada for more than 20 years. He has trained almost 2,700 practitioners worldwide on how to help people overcome unresolved anger, depression, anxiety, loneliness and other negative emotions and the physical symptoms associated them. For more information please visit the online press kit www.DrBradleyNelson.
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