Managing your Emotions without Stress
Our emotions often overpower us and throw us into a sea of stress against our will: pain, worry, irritation,…
We are often caught between two alternatives: expressing them with the risk of being driven by them, or muzzling them with the risk of higher frustration, sleepless nights or even pain in our body.
This course inspired by NLP and oriental wisdom, offers us another perception of emotions and some keys to better live with them.
“I’m stressed out” is a common expression behind which numerous feelings are hidden.
Here is an invitation, the next time you feel stressed, to choose the right word to describe what you’re feeling inside : your emotional state.
An invitation to be aware of what you are going through inside and the signal that this feeling sends you.
Based on our energy level and emotions, we are sucked into emotional elevators that can lead us toward negative dynamics such as anger and depression, or positive states such as serenity and enthusiasm.
This video describes these 4 elevators and how to change “floors” through conscious choices and adapted behaviour.
What influences our emotions and makes us feel sometimes stressed, sometimes in a positive energy?
Here are 3 drivers: the external environment, our physical behaviour / attitudes and above all, the thoughts that we cultivate. Epictetus taught us: “It is not events that disturb people, it is their judgements concerning them”
In China, they talk less about emotion but much more about energy. Each element – fire, earth, metal, water, wood corresponds to emotions.
Emotions are seen as cyclical.
They generate and nourish themselves naturally. It is therefore more useful to allow them healthy expression / circulation than to self-censor them.
A good circulation of energy allows you not to be blocked in an inadequate emotion.
Here are 5 strategies for dealing with your emotions.
Welcoming emotions, cultivating positive emotional states, accepting that positive or negative emotions are unique to humans, favouring decision-making and action in a positive emotional state and finally developing practical means to stop negative states and initiate positive states.