Help Children Release Trapped Emotions for a Healthier, Happier Mindset
Jul 30, 2020 12:37PM
By Amber McKenzie
The impact that emotions have on our physiology is well documented in scientific literature. We commonly refer to emotions as either being positive or negative. In reality, each emotion serves a valuable role. Emotions such as excitement, joy, anger—and even grief—help us participate in the world we live in, adding elements of texture and depth to our experiences. Anger, for example, can spur us into action in the face of injustice.
When paid attention to, our emotions can be powerful guides in our day-to-day lives. They can help us make decisions, set boundaries, and even tell us that we need to take some time to take care of ourselves. Every emotion serves as a unique brushstroke on the canvas of life. Some emotions are better categorized as renewing, such as love, joy and gratitude, while emotions such as shame, anger and fear, when prolonged and unprocessed, can become depleting and lead to a host of physiological and emotional concerns.
Neuroscientist Dr. Candace Pert, author of Molecules of Emotion, states, “We can no longer think of the emotions as having less validity than physical, material substance, but instead must see them as cellular signals that are involved in the process of translating information into physical reality, literally transforming them into matter. Emotions are at the nexus between matter and mind, going back and forth between the two and influencing both.”
The year 2020 has brought much grief, uncertainty and fear for many. This is especially true for children. They have been thrust into a very unfamiliar and scary new world while, more often than not, absorbing the emotions and anxieties of their parents as well as collective emotions that humanity is experiencing on a world-wide scale. If you are a parent, you may be seeing changes in moods, behaviors and sleep patterns. We tend to think of stress primarily affecting adults, but children are also quite vulnerable.
While we may be powerless to change our current world situation, there is much we can do to release trapped emotions, thus shifting the emotional landscape of the body and contributing to a more resilient state. Emotion Code, created by Dr. Bradley Nelson, has been used successfully for the past 20 years by many people all over the world to identify and release trapped emotions. It is a gentle yet powerful technique. Children especially respond very quickly to Emotion Code, and really enjoy being part of the process.
By the time we are adults,
we often have endured years of emotional stress only to find ourselves in a
state of exhaustion and depletion. As Dr. Candace Pert said, “Since emotions
run every system in the body, don’t underestimate their power to treat and heal.”
Imagine if we’d had tools such as the Emotion Code available to us when we were
children. Where would we be now?
Childhood is a perfect time to start this sort of support—especially now.