The movie “Inside Out” reinforces the idea that emotions are all in your head. They are not. Emotions are your organic response to experience. They involve hormones and blood flow and muscle tension and more – all contributing to create subtle sensations inside the body.
These messages are interpreted by the subconscious mind, which can either react instinctively to a situation (as with panic) or collaborate with the conscious mind to respond in a way that preserves dignity and esteem.
From this viewpoint, you can see that ignoring emotions is a form of self-denial. It says to your body “You don’t matter.” Because emotions tell us how we are doing, when we ignore them, the subconscious will amplify the volume until it gets a reaction.
If you find yourself struggling with powerful emotions, hypnotherapy can reconnect body and mind. The best way to heal raw emotions is to commit to listening to your body and responding to its needs. After all – it IS you!