We all go through times of emotional distress, isn’t it? We feel broken, hurt, shattered, disappointed, or numb. The list of emotions a human mind can experience can go on and on. Researchers identified 27 unique emotions [i] and you could be feeling any one of them or most of them.
On Zero thinking we will be discussing feelings of anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, hurt anger, and grief. And the role of our environment and relationships to make us feel this way. We will also investigate the role of childhood and its impact on the individual.
Don’t worry we will not only be dissecting the problems, we will go step by step towards our emotional healing and well-being.
So are you ready? Let’s take some baby steps. We will start by understanding what is mental health and emotional healing.
Mental health is a state in which you are connected with your body, mind, and soul. Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Mental health is important in every phase of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. There could be many factors that contribute to mental health problems, including:
- Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
- Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
- Family history of mental health problems
We will try to dig into these factors one by one and try to come towards emotional healing.
For that, we need to understand what is emotional healing?
Dr Harry Barry explains emotional healing as a process and includes two components:
- Identifying our emotional responses to any negative experience which has occurred in our life as our thinking patterns, perceptions, and beliefs underlying such emotions and finally the unhealthy patterns that came as a result of them.
- After identifying these, how we reshape these thoughts, emotions, and behaviors with the goal of healing ourselves.
We will one by one study emotions and its relation to our environment and its impact on our personality.
And for that, you need to wait for the next article in which we will discuss what are emotions and how can we identify them. Till then have a good day.
[i] Cowen AS, Keltner D. Self-report captures 27 distinct categories of emotion bridged by continuous gradients.