difficult emotions

Managing difficult emotions

LEARNING TO MANAGE DIFFICULT EMOTIONS

“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” — Sigmund Freud

… Pain. This familiar intense feeling of burning usually starts just below my navel, radiating up through my chest… Creating an excruciating pressing sensation between my breasts and moving up towards the throat. This energy – wanting to come out as a scream, a cry… Tears appearing and pouring out of my eyes. And another wave – covering me head to toe…

Grieve

Grieve

“Grieve. So that you can be free to feel something else.” Nayyirah Waheed Impermanence of this life is tough isn’t it? One of the main human needs, according to Esther Perel, is a need for stability, safety and predictability. How do you deal with letting go of important parts of your life – business losses, […]

keep breaking you heart

Keep breaking your heart

“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.” Rumi The more pain we face in life, the larger our capacity for weathering the pain becomes… Painful experiences strengthen our container for compassion, kindness and care. Nothing is lost – the energy that goes into processing the lows builds our inner strength to experience […]