Emotions are a natural, normal part of life. We all experience several emotions as we move through our days. Some of these emotions are positive, and others might be less than positive. We have a vast range of emotions, including joy, excitement, passion, frustration, anger, and shame. We even have niche emotions, such as Schadenfreude, which refers to taking pleasure in another’s misfortune. Emotions serve several functions. They can help keep us safe, guide us in decision-making, and regulate our behavior. Out-of-control emotions can overwhelm you.
If you are stuck on an emotional roller coaster and need to get off, then it is time to try hypnotherapy. At Renewed Edge, our hypnotherapist can help you take control of your emotions and end the unhealthy cycle.
The Biology of Emotions
Your emotions begin in your brain, specifically the insula. From there, a variety of neural structures and neurotransmitters interact and pass information throughout the body, triggering numerous mechanisms. Depending on the emotion involved, other brain structures, such as the anterior cingulate cortex and ventral striatum, can also be involved. While emotions begin in the brain, they are not all in your head. Overwhelming or negative emotions can have serious effects on your whole body, leading to pain, insomnia, weight fluctuations, sexual dysfunction, and other symptoms. Learning to regulate your emotions through relaxation hypnotherapy can help alleviate your symptoms so that you can move forward in your life.
Emotional regulation refers to the ability to manage your emotions effectively and respond appropriately. We all use a variety of emotional regulation strategies throughout the day. For example, you might take a walk when you are frustrated or journal when you are angry. While these are both healthy strategies, many people fall into unhealthy cycles, such as drinking when they are sad or avoiding difficult conversations or situations when they are anxious. A hypnosis app can give you the tools you need to take control of your emotions.
When Emotions are Out of Control
When you are in tune with your emotions, you can use them to our advantage. Emotions can help you:
- Make decisions
- Nurture yourself
- Interact with others
- Guide your relationships
- Promote wellbeing
Poor emotional control can have the opposite effect. When you ignore, tune out, or cannot regulate your emotions, they can be like a runaway train. Each new mood brings turbulence and disruption to your life. Even positive emotions spiral out of control and leave you struggling for calm and focus. You may be more likely to experience:
- Interpersonal conflicts
- Difficulties at home, work, or school
- Frequent outbursts
- Addiction problems
- Difficulty relating to others
Unhealthy emotional regulation strategies might bring you relief in the short-term but can have long-term consequences for your relationships, your emotional wellbeing, and your physical health. You can use hypnosis for relaxation and stress relief and learn to develop healthier strategies as you face anything life brings your way.
You may also experience a variety of physical and emotional symptoms, such as:
- Depression and anxiety
- Sleep disruptions
- Muscle tension
- Substance misuse
The goal is not to repress what you are feeling but rather to manage your emotions and find healthy ways to experience and express those feelings. With hypnosis for controlling emotions, you can better unravel what you are feeling and what it means. You can mentally rehearse appropriate responses to various scenarios and emotions and find alternative coping solutions. Relaxation hypnotherapy can even help you learn to accept your emotions without negativity or judgment.
Using Hypnosis for Controlling Emotions
Relaxation hypnotherapy can help you take a deep, calming breath as you take stock of yourself and your emotions. Not all emotions are negative, and not all strong emotions are unhealthy. Even our negative emotions can guide us and teach us new things about the world around us. They offer us valuable information that can help us act in ways that protect our self-interests more fully.
With hypnosis for controlling emotions, you can learn to embrace your emotions and regulate rather than stifle them. Our hypnotherapist can help you learn to control how and when you express your emotions as you learn to be more comfortable with this natural, normal part of yourself. Visit Renewed Edge Hypnotherapy Centre online today to find out more about using hypnosis for relaxation and stress relief or schedule your hypnotherapy consultation.