Sophrology and emotions
We can teach our bodies to let go of the pressure faster, to step back and take care of ourselves […]
We can practice exercises to teach our bodies to let go of the pressure faster, to take a step back and take care of ourselves Experience self-compassion – Gently regain a balance
Emotions arise spontaneously, in response to an event or accumulation of events or to a specific context. Something is changing in us, which we do not control and which is important to welcome, to feel.
The primary emotions are fear, anger, sadness and joy – Derived from these primary emotions ensue many secondary emotions…
Small representation of the brain center of emotions : the limbic brain
It is like a pressure cooker.
The accumulation of feelings and thoughts creates intense pressure.
Step 1) Accumulation time
Emotion rises, feelings follow one another, thoughts are agitated
Step 2) Reaching the bearable threshold
Our whole being is stretched – Now, the emotion must express itself! Outwards ! Through tears, cries of joy, anger, or words.
Step 3) Evacuation, release the pressure
The pressure must find a way out, otherwise the body will get tired and experience somatic symptoms !
Step 4) Return to calm
Practice breathing, stress relief and relaxation exercises to return to calm and balance
It is important to recognize and identify emotions. Let them out: Evacuate them physically, talk about them
“Don’t lock your enemies inside the camp! “
All our emotions are necessary, they express something about ourselves. They alert us to take the message into account.
Our emotions don’t define us
It is essential to welcome them, identify them and accept them with kindness, with curiosity, without judgment.
It is an expression from our inside to the outside, an expression of our body and mind. They make us alive.
We can learn to hear them, see them, welcome them, then regain control and evacuate them.
With Sophrology we act by being consciously more aware of our body and by preventing negative emotions from accumulating. We can leave more room for positive emotions that strengthen us physically and morally.
We can practice exercises to teach our bodies to let go of the pressure faster, to take a step back and take care of ourselves – Experience self-compassion – Gently regain a balance.