When we go through challenging times, experience deeply emotional situations, or traumas, our bodies can hold onto those experiences. These emotions sometimes build up over time, creating heavy emotional baggage that might weigh us down. Emotional healing helps us come to terms with these past experiences and emotions, grow from our past, release negative Trapped Emotions, develop emotionally, and find more space for joy! 

Emotional healing won’t take away sadness, frustration, grief, or other negative emotions — but it will make more space in your life for joy by processing and moving through those challenging emotions. Emotionally healthy people are in tune with their emotions — the positive AND the negative. Processing emotions and finding ways to work through them, alone or with support, is a sign of emotional health. If you’re healthy emotionally, you’re probably more likely to be happier overall, even though you’ll still experience normal amounts of sadness, stress, or frustration. 

Learn more: Emotional Healing Tips for Traumatic Events

How to Heal Emotionally

If you want to process negative emotions, become emotionally healthy, and find more joy in your life, here are a few ways to get started!

  1. Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness means you’re fully present and conscious of the moment you’re in. Research has found that people who practice mindfulness can have deeper relationships and enjoy life more! To boost your emotional health you might begin a meditation practice, spend more time in nature, or simply put your phone down while interacting with family or friends. Focus on being truly present and involved in whatever is in front of you right now — and notice how much richer your experience of that situation becomes! 

  1. Express Your Feelings

Talking about how you feel can help you process your emotions, and help you cope when you feel upset. Being honest, open, and vulnerable can help you move through any negative emotions, and also allows you to connect more deeply with others! 

  1. Improve Your Physical Health

A healthy body helps support a healthy mind! When we get enough sleep, eat healthy foods, and move our bodies we are also taking care of our mental and emotional health. 

  1. Deepen Your Relationships

Having people to count on is helpful for emotional health! While being content alone is important too, knowing you can call someone up when you’re having a bad day, or share your successes with someone else, can be really beneficial for your mental health.  

  1. Work with a Therapist

If you need help understanding your emotions, a therapist or counselor can also help. Therapists can also teach communication skills to convey those emotions. 

  1. Practice The Emotion Code

Energy healing practices such as The Emotion Code® can help you release negative energies that might be lingering in your body from the past. The energy of past traumas and struggles can live on in our bodies, and The Emotion Code is a powerful way to resolve those negative energies so we can move on and find more joy in the future! 

Learn more: Four Stories of Wellness Restored When Trapped Emotions Were Released

We all could use emotional healing during these challenging times. Even the most emotionally healthy people can be deeply affected by political strife, illness, cultural differences, and disasters occurring in our world today. Emotional healing and actively caring for your emotional health can help you stay strong and find joy through even the hardest of times!