How Suppressed Emotion Affects The Physical Body

by in Healing, Health, Mental Health and Well-being July 5, 2023

One of the key principles that we explore at Metanoia SA is the relationship between the mind, body, and energetic fields. We know that we are made of energy and that there is a physical and tangible response in our bodies and in the bodies of others to this energy. Extensive research has shown that mental synapses and physical responses are interlinked and has proven that emotions, and thus energy, can cause physical symptoms or reactions. 

So what does this mean in terms of your physical health? It means that your experiences, response mechanisms, and even emotions create your physicality. Suppressed emotion, for example, is a major contributing factor to blocked energy and physical damage to the body.

The Stress Effect

While emotional responses often seem short-lived and momentary, the reality of suppressing these feelings and carrying them long-term has a chronic and disastrous effect on the body. Worse than this, people often tend to observe and treat only the symptoms instead of looking at the being holistically and therefore investigating, addressing, and healing the core cause of the problem: the underlying and blocked emotion. 

Stress responses in the mind and body serve an important function, flooding the body with adrenaline and cortisol. Extended periods of exposure to these physical reactions create a chemical baseline in the body that lends itself to health problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, insomnia, stomach issues, and more. These issues stem from stress and while symptomatic relief is necessary at times, the problem will simply return if the suppressed causes of the stress are not dealt with.

Anger and Grief

Intense negative emotions (understand here that negative emotion refers to a reaction to a negative experience, not that the emotion itself is negative since all emotions play a vital role in your well-being and are necessary for survival) can cause rapid and continued responses in the body. 

Frequent outbursts of anger intensify and increase your overall stress levels and can trigger physical reactions such as chest pain or even weakening of the heart. Anxiety often manifests as shortness of breath, muscle twitches, sweaty palms, and other stress-triggering reactions in the body’s natural response to negative stimuli. 

Grief lives in the body and can cause prolonged sleep issues, body aches, and overall fatigue. All of these symptoms are directly affected by unhandled emotion in the body. 

Seeking a Way Forward

If you are dealing with the negative effects of suppressed emotion or would like to explore better health for mind and body through a holistic approach, book a healing session now.

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