With all the drama and trauma in the world today, it is hard to stay positive and look for the good. Our amygdalas have been hijacked, after all.
We may find ourselves in a catch 22 in that we now know that the mind impacts our body and vice versa, but we can’t find a way to lock in “feel good emotions.”
Our society or family has taught many of us to “stay positive,” to “push through,” to “not be dramatic.” These messages cannot only be counterproductive, but also psychologically and physically detrimental to those who are struggling.
For example, if one suffers with anxiety, depression, or has low self-worth, it can seem impossible to break free from that negative mind chatter to get relief. Their brains literally are functionally and biochemically stuck.
If you can’t get unattached from scary thoughts, and you’ve tried positive affirmations, willpower, and hundreds of dollars (or more) on supplements, pills, or other modalities to find a solution, you are not alone.
I have found my clients with brain health issues have to get to the point where they can believe in the truth of nourishing words before rehearsing them can start to make a difference. We must address the biochemical, psychological, and/or physical imbalances in cognitive functioning first, or simultaneously, as we are retraining their brain to go from the worst case scenario to a realistic or more hope-filled conclusion.
In the first post on my series on healing the blocks to a positive mindset, I discuss how the buried wounds of childhood inflict negative effects on physical and emotional health.
This post will provide evidence that if you believe you are outrunning your hurts, your body and mind do keep score and eventually physical or emotional symptoms will pull you back, no matter how much you gloss over them.
I hope you read this article and become informed.
From there, please reach out and get the support you need so you no longer feel like you are fighting a losing battle.*
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If you struggle with mental health, please reach out for professional mental health support.
You may also wish to consider implementing holistic resources and partnering with a naturopathic doctor.
For example, I offer mind-body support for general mood issues using a functional medicine and wellness-oriented approach.
See above for more resources.
This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.