Nothing stays the same. Everything is designed to move, to flow, to change. Emotions are no different. They are literally energy in motion. We try to cling to the ones we perceive as positive… such as ‘joy’… only to find the more we cling, the more they tend to go. We attempt to repel, push away or push down the ones we perceive as negative… such as ‘grief’ only to find they pop up elsewhere – again and again.
Ensuring that you are feeling safe to do so… allow yourself to feel your emotions in the moment as much as you can (note it may be necessary to do this in small chunks depending on the strength of emotion, and what might be underlying it*) and eventually they pass.
*The more painful and/or ingrained emotions (those arising from traumatic imprints) may take a number of times to slowly be felt, balanced with knowing what to do for yourself if or when it becomes too much… this is where a trauma informed therapist can help guide you. A well trained therapist will firstly guide you in methods of finding safety within your body, either directly or through various other ways, and from this position will guide you to begin feeling into the discomfort of the more challenging emotions, returning to safety as needed, until eventually the emotion reduces in intensity and eventually flows away. This is a slow, gentle process that will take a number of sessions.
For more information on how this might work for you book a free strategy call with me.