Emotions- we all feel them, whether we like it or not. Emotional awareness wasn’t a commonly taught skill for anyone growing up in the 70s, 80s, or 90s, and it is only in the past few years that it has gained a lot of traction on the internet and becoming more common place.
Terms such as:
“This makes me feel…….”
This is a Heck Yes or a No Way, when thinking about how you live
I am placing a boundary because………
Emotions are closely linked to the physical body, and when we are not able to express our emotions, they can become stored over time. Anger unexpressed for example, can lead to lingering tightness and an inability to say what you need to, resulting in an outburst one day after your body simply has had enough.
As well, the presence of an emotion shows up through bodily signals like a dry mouth, stomach knots, tight chest, neck pain, and many more.
Learning to breathe into emotions, recognize what your feeling, self reflect, and develop an emotional vocabulary, is all a part of our trainings.