I guess nowadays everybody has at least heard about a link between stress and negative emotions and physical ailments. However, having heard is far from believing. After all, it’s hard to imagine how negative emotions can affect the physical functioning of our bodies and cause illness.
I have found a great article by Dr. Eric B. Robins, a urologist who uses Time Line Therapy (from the NLP stable) with his patients, where Dr. Robins explains how the link between emotions and body works.
Basically, negative emotions are physically stored in our bodies.
You can imagine them as little black bags containing emotions and the memory of traumatic event stuck in the flesh.Those little bags cork up the energy pathways and the healing energy and information cannot circulate in the body. It means that parts of the body don’t get the info from the brain about their correct functioning and also that they don’t get the nourishment of the healing energy (known as prana, chi, bioenergy). This interferes with their correct functioning.
In Dr. Robins’s own words:
I usually say to them [my patients], “negative emotions and stress are stored in the body, and you know this because you can’t feel negative emotions or stress without feeling them as tensions in the body. after all, people don’t say “I think anger”, they say “I feel angry, or I feel depressed.”
Usually after I say this, people have to go inside themselves to verify what I’m saying is true.
Next, I say, “because negative emotions are stored as tensions in the body, they create real physical changes. These tensions seem to block the body’s natural flow of healing energy.”
I usually do not go into depth about this although I could talk to them about the work of Dr. Paul Goodwin at Alaska Pacific University who has shown that negative emotions and unconscious parts, where they are stored in the body, create functional boundaries in the nervous system (i.e. the body’s own natural healing energy cannot flow to that part of the body).
In order to heal the body it is necessary to identify and open up the little black bags. Emotions that well up need to be healed and released. This can be achieved in various ways, some of them include Bioenergy Healing, Theta Healing, Time Line Therapy and other emotional release techniques.
In my experience, the combination of Bioenergy Healing and work on emotions brings tremendous results in quite a short time. If you would like to know more about how I help people deal with stress and negative emotions, do not hesitate to give me a ring or drop me an email.