Pain can be endured, denied it grows. So many people are enduring pain and it grows each day and life seems to be all about managing pain rather than living with happiness. Some people only see pain and nothing much else.
Not long ago I had a conversation with a person who believed the world was totally against her. Her friends weren’t being friends. Her life was in shambles and everything looked hopeless. There was no energy to change. Misery felt like a safe place because the thought of change was even more miserable. “What if I failed again”, might be the words that would be uttered. “Who cares about me?” and “There is nothing for me here?” .
What is your world like? What are you experiencing? Are you looking at the world in a hopeful positive way or is it a world that seems to be pushing in on your very being with relentless pressure.
Emotional pain is something everyone faces and it is a matter of how that pain is dealt with that makes a difference.
Emotional pain can be seen in all facets of daily life, anger, violence, withdrawal, grief, sadness and living as a victim.
One of the tools for addressing emotional pain is EFT or Emotional Freedom Techniques. This is a simple, no cost method, of reducing or eliminating emotional suffering. The method works with a variety of emotional issues. It works for most people. Those with severe emotional trauma the recommendation is to seek professional guidance before trying EFT. EFT is something to look at if you have been dealing with emotional issues for a long time.
For parents with children with ADHD, EFT may offer a simple quick way of managing the ADHD symptoms. While EFT isn’t a cure for ADHD it may prove effective when many other forms of ADHD management haven’t.
Where would you rate the emotional pain level in your life on scale of 1 – 10, 1 = none or very little to 10 = extreme? If you are experiencing emotional pain above a 6 you may want to seek some help. At the minimum consult with a professional and see if there are some techniques that will help you reduce your emotional burden.
How have you managed emotional pain?