Who would have Thought a Smile Could Do So Much.

Re vamped a post from Feb 22.

January is just finishing with February following fast. They are two of the most longest, miserable months of the year. I checked out this blog from a year ago and felt it was very applicable to where we are at at the moment. It tells us how smiling cheers us up. So have a read to see if we can beat the winter blues.

As usual if you choose to work with my experiences you must take full responsibility for your own health.

Reasons for smiling – Some information adapted from very well mind.com

Yay smiling helps you life longer – overall happy people enjoy better health and longevity. Huh, I hear you say “alright for them, It’s very hard to be happy in my world”. Smiling can help with this. Science suggests that by having a happy positive mood could be an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Also it is thought that when you smile it improves the function of the immune system because you are more relaxed thanks to certain endorphins. Endorphins are a group of peptides that are produced by your pituitary gland and central nervous system and that act on the opiate receptors in your brain. These neurotransmitters (also sometimes thought of as hormones) act to increase feelings of pleasure and well-being and also to reduce pain and discomfort.

Smiling Cheers You Up

When you are feeling down try putting on a smile. The physical effort of smiling kicks off pathways in your brain and releases happy hormones like Dopamine and Serotonin that boosts your mood.

Smiling relieves stress

As we know stress is a pain in the butt, living with it is very hard It shows up in our faces and the stance of our body. When you don’t feel like smiling do try to take time out to curl the corners of your mouth upwards. It does make you feel uplifted. Even a fake smile, due to the action of the curl upwards works. Get your endorphins working to feel good.

Smiling reduces pain. I know, whose going to be smiling when the heads thumping, joints are aching and worse. Scientific studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural painkillers, and serotonin for happiness. The mixture of these endorphins make us feel good from head to toe, elevating the mood, relaxing the body thereby reducing pain.

Smiling makes you more attractive. A grim face puts people off but a smiley face attracts. Bonus, smiling makes you look younger. Smiling lights up your face. Smile and the whole world smiles with you. Smiling is contagious.

Smiling and Negativity – Have a go at smiling and the try thinking negatively. You can’t. Smiling influences your feeling of positivity even if the smile is forced.

A SMILE IS A CURVE THAT SETS EVERYTHING RIGHT

Please use the links below to find out more info on smiling. Who knew there was so much to a smile.

As usual if you choose to work with my experiences you must take full responsibility for your own health.

Link to verywellmind.com

More info on the smile.

To help you smile – Laughter Therapy

clip art from 123rf

I have This Really Old Hurt – Brad Yates

Because I have been on the topic of stored emotions I contacted Brad Yates in America asking permission to share this tapping script with you and he said yes. It comes from his book THE EFT WIZARDS BIG BOOK OF TAPPING SCRIPTS. 101 life enhancing, fear smashing, mind/body healing, abundance-attracting and joy inspiring rounds of EFT.

Link below for book on Amazon

The script below is used with the permission from the author. If you feel you have an emotion stuck inside. This tapping script is very healing so have a go.

Positioning of the points are in the image below starting with gamut point on the side of the hand. All position are stated within the script. As usual if you choose to work with my experiences you must take full reponsibility for your own health.

I Have This Really Old Hurt

Side of the Hand: Even though I have this really old hurt, I choose to love and accept myself.

Even though I have this really old hurt, I choose to love and forgive myself.

Even though I have this really old hurt… Something happened a long time ago. I can’t consciously remember it, but there’s sadness. There’s pain. There’s anger, and it got stuck in me. And I choose to release it now.

And even though I have this old hurt around my eyes, I choose to deeply and completely love and forgive and accept myself and anyone else who might have been involved in this because I choose to be free now.

Eyebrow Point: This old hurt around my eyes.

Side of the Eye: This really old hurt around my eyes.

Under the Eye: Whatever it might be,

Under the Nose: I’m allowing myself to move through it now.

Under the Mouth: Allowing myself to process it.

Collarbone: Some emotion came up

Under Arm: and got stuck, and I’m letting it move now..

Top of the Head: If I need to know what happened,

EB: I choose to know.

SE: Allowing myself to know

UE: if it’s for my highest good.

UN: And if not,

UM: I choose to let it go.

CB: Releasing it from my energy. Releasing all this old hurt from my energy.

UA: Releasing all this old pain.

TH: Releasing all this old sadness.

EB: And releasing all this old anger.

SE: Releasing all this anger and resentment.

UE: Releasing it at a cellular level.

UN: Giving myself permission

UM: to be free from this now.

CB: I acknowledge my unconscious mind for trying to protect me,

UA: for thinking that I needed this

TH: to somehow protect me.

EB: But I made that decision

SE: at a very young age.

 UE: I’m allowing myself to see now

UN: that it is safe to heal.

UM: It’s safe to release this.

CB: Releasing it at a cellular level.

UA: Whatever happened back then I survived it.

TH: The human body

EB: is constantly regenerating.

SE: New cells are being grown all the time.

UE: And the entire human body

UN: from head to toe

UM: is completely replaced

CB: at a cellular level every 7 years or so.

UA: So, there isn’t even a cell in my body

TH: That was there when that hurt occurred.

EB: That hurt

SE: Allowing it to be healed

UE: Allowing the energy to be healed now.

UN: I can heal.

UM: I’m giving myself permission to heal.

CB: Giving myself permission to remember that I am whole and complete,

UA: lacking nothing.

TH: I’m a magnificent child of God

EB: with great gifts and talents,

SE: and I’m worthy and deserving

UE: of great success and love.

UN: And I’m setting myself free,

UM: allowing myself to feel good

 CB: at a cellular level, in every fibre of my being.

UA: Allowing myself to feel whole and healed

TH: at a cellular level.

Take a deep breath.

Dealing with Grief, Shock and Sadness

Image from Dreamstime.com

It is just over week since the awful incident with the dog. The chart above shows exactly what we have all been going through, hopefully we are all starting on the upward climb. Because of the topic I have been working with recently, emotions in the body, I think my emotions are in my throat. I have developed a cold in the throat. I know you all will think I am nuts but it is to much coincidence to me that it started developing the day after the incident. It has dragged me down , making everything worse. BUT I am working on easing this emotion. Firstly I am easing the trauma, sadness and shock with the Bach Flower Remedy Star of Bethlehem. Star of Bethlehem is a white gentle flower. It used for all the consequences of physical, mental and spiritual traumatic experiences, irrespective of whether it was in the past or only yesterday. It neutralises any form of energetic trauma, rapidly restoring the self healing mechanisms of the body. ( Mechthild Scheffer). By putting the remedy, a few drops at a time into any fluid you drink, sipping throughout the day you will slowly find yourself feeling more uplifted, able to start moving on.

I have also worked with the lung and heart meridian as they hold grief and sadness, plus Emotional Freedom Technique. The link below will take you to The Tapping Solutions documentary on the topic. Nick Ortner will help you more than I at this moment. I love this healing medium, it is so soothing. I am putting the links to tapping sessions I have used below.

I have used the below script because I have problems dealing with change and this one is a big whammy.

This next script is about releasing the stress around the emotions that are showing up as a physical symptom.

Releasing emotional pain. This script isn’t used particularly for grief but for all the emotions at this time.

Adding another button because I have a quickie version of the above script.

I know I am on the upward climb of the chart above because I made myself practise what I preach. If you are suffering trauma, grief or sadness I hope the above will help.

AS USUAL IF YOU CHOOSE THE WORK WITH MY EXPERIENCES YOU MUST TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN HEALTH.

Full Throttle Emotion

Not the best start to the year. We lost our dog yesterday. It was all very horrible as he was run over by a car. His fault. We all feel dreadful, unable to stop thinking about him and can’t stop crying because of it. This pain will pass as the body/brain helps us resolve the issue, but it will always be there, the pain, somewhere stored ready to pounce to bring us down to where we were before.

I am hoping the New Year gets better. I have a year with this blog to move it forward from the static situation it is now. No idea how to do it so any suggestions use below

chilton.sally@yahoo.com not the comment box. Thanks

Happy New Year

Next How to deal with stored emotions using Emotional Freedom Technique and Bach Flower Remedies.

See You Soon

So What Emotions go Where Part 3

Here are the final four Meridians for you to play with.

As usual if you choose to work with my experiences you must take full responsibility for your own health.

Meridians

Pericardium Meridan

Emotion

The emotion of the pericardium is actually Joy but when it is blocked the emotion turns negative to sadness

Below is a link to a very good article explaining all about the pericardium and all that it does.

From Prune Harris (again I hear you cry) called The Guardian of the Heart.

Healing

The Pericardium works to make us happy but if we are in a negative frame of mind it will struggle, use the links below to find out how to help it.

Triple Warmer Meridian

I have put the link below in this blog because it does have a lot of info on the triple warmer/burner.

Emotion

Stress of which we all suffer from time to time. We can calm it down, see below.

Healing

I am sorry I always refer to these two links but they do give knowledge of the meridians.

The Gall Bladder

Emotion

The emotion of the Gall Bladder is very strong – ANGER/RAGE/FURY. Storing these strong emotions can and will make us ill if we do not release them.

See below

The following link is actually working with the Gallbladder and Liver because they are very closely connected.

Healing

This meridian as well as the liver because of the emotion they hold it is very important to understand how to help yourself. Look at the links below.

The Liver Meridian

Big Bad Boy

Emotion

Anger is a horrible emotion mainly because we don’t know how to handle it. Hopefully by reading these few articles you will be able to help yourself release it.

Read below

Healing

The Liver Meridian is the yin to the gallbladder yang so work closely together so check out any other links on the gallbladder above.

AS USUAL IF YOU CHOOSE TO WORK WITH MY EXPERIENCES YOU MUST TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN HEALTH

So What Emotions Go Where Part 2 -updated

Hi, Hope you have gone through the previous post and enjoyed it. I am putting on a few more meridians to help you heal your self. We will continue in the same format as part 1. The link for this is below.

Stomach Meridian

Big Tree Healing

More on the points of the stomach meridian.

Emotions

Worry

Anxiety

Overthinking

The stomach meridian is one of the longest meridians working alongside the spleen. When blocked or unbalanced can cause the above emotions. again we have Prune Harris to show us how to balance and heal this meridian.

Healing

The stomach does so much for us no wonder it gets weary. Below are links to some sites that will explain all.

Spleen Meridian

Image above is from TCM

Emotions

Worry

Pensiveness

Overthinking

I use the spleen meridian a lot, but here is a video to get a radiant spleen.

I have also found this video on yoga for spleen and stomach from Jennifer Raye

Healing

It is very good to know about how to work with the spleen because lets face it we ALL worry.

As usual when working with my experiences you must take full responsibility for your own health.

Bladder Meridian

Image from TCM

More on the Bladder Meridian from Yin Yang House.

Emotion

Fear and Fright

This is a meridian that is hard to work with as a lot of the points are along the back but it can be done.

Here Prune Harris works in different ways to clear the bladder meridian.

Healing

Only recently have I realised how useful it is to know about the Bladder Meridian. I wish I had worked with it before because I have felt fear all my life. Below are links to two good sites explaining all.

As usual if you choose to work with my experiences you must take full responsibility for your own actions.

Kidney Meridian

Image by TCM

An in depth portrayal of the Kidney Meridian

Emotions

Fear and Fright

The Kidney Meridian is paired with the Bladder meridian one being the ying to the others yang.

So below is thelink to Prune Harris working with both meridians.

Healing

so if you want to work on your fear here are two sites that can help you.

Enough for now – four more to go.

As usual if you choose to work with my experiences you must take full responsibility for your own health.

So What Emotions go Where?

It has taken a lot of thought to work out the best way to show you what emotions go where. This topic is very in depth, diverging off into different angles and can get very confusing. That being so I have decided to guide you on the way, in a simplistic manor, to discover all you would like to know. All knowledge I am imparting is from my own experiences of helping myself. This being so you MUST take full responsibility for your own health. Onward…..

The Lung Meridian

Emotion

Sadness and Grief

Read on:-

Previous from -Tapping4U – This blog guides you to clear the lungs of stored emotions.

Five Seasons again guides you on all aspects of the lung meridian

Healing

We all get sore throats and coughs, as well as asthma. Below, the Natural Health Zone will explain each accupoint you can use to gain health.

Please use the link below:-

The Large Intestine Meridian

This is not a meridian I know much about and have only discovered recently that it is linked to the lungs. Onwards for more ….

The Large Intestine

The above image is from Pinterest.

The link below shows more on the large intestine meridian

Emotion

As the Large Intestine is linked to the Lungs this meridian also holds sadness and grief. Again I have Prune Harris showing you how the clear the meridian, whilst working with the lung meridian as well. ( just pointing out there is a young guy acting the fool in the background. Hope he does’nt annoy you to much.)

Healing

Even though the Large Intestine is a major part of our body, the meridian is not one of the most used apart from LI4. This is the main acupoint for the upper body. Have a read of The Natural Health Zone, they will explain all.

The Heart Meridian

Emotions

The heart meridian is Joy and Happiness. Wouldn’t it be lovely if we all felt joy and happiness all the time but unfortunately due negative blocks or emotions stored we end being sad and depressed. We can clear these stuck emotions by working with the meridians. As is shown in the video below the Heart is linked to the Small Intestine meridian. See below.

Healing

Oh the heart – so full of emotion some joyful, some pain. Read below all the heart meridian can do for you.

The Small Intestine Meridian

Emotions

Abandonment, betrayal, insecurity, agitation. (from Chesapeake Holistic)

Again I am not all that familiar with the Small Intestine Meridian except that it is linked with the heart with the same emotions. I use small intestine 3 everyday when I am doing my EFT tapping. It is placed on the side of the hand and it is part of the beginning tapping sequence. I am afraid I cannot find a video of the small intestine clearing apart from the link to Prune Harris above. You can also find directions at the bottom of the Five Seasons page. Click link below.

Healing

I myself am going to be interested in reading about the Small Intestine meridian so here is the link to The Natural Health Zone below.

Okay time for a rest and start on the next emotion soon. Hope you are finding this interesting. Again if you choose to work with my experiences you must take full responsibility for your own health.

Link to part 2

Stuck Emotions Eastern Medicine

Western and Eastern medicine refers to two different systems of medicine. Western medicine prescribes specific drugs for a disease. In contrast, Eastern medicine focuses on treating the person as a whole rather than just their symptoms. (Medical News Today)

The practice of medicine has evolved over time, and many people refer to these two distinct approaches as Eastern and Western medicine.

Eastern medicine approaches diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease in a holistic manner. This includes multiple factors that embrace the mind, body, and spirit. The practice includes a branch of treatment such as acupuncture and tai chi.

  • Eastern Medicine, known as Traditional Chinese Medicine has been practised for over 2000years.
  • TCM is based on the principle that mental and physical well being are intricately entwined
  • TCM believes optimal health is governed by balancing a persons qi (vital life force) with the forces of of Yin (passive) and Yang (active).
  • What is vital life force?
  • Life force or lifeforce may refer to: Spirit (vital essence), in folk belief, the vital principle or animating force within all living things. Vitality, ability to live or exist. Vitalism, the belief in the existence of vital energy.
  • What is Yin / Yang
  • A starting definition: Yin / Yang: Two halves that together complete wholeness. Yin and yang are also the starting point for change. When something is whole, by definition, it’s unchanging and complete. So when you split something into two halves – yin/yang, it upsets the equilibrium of wholeness. Both halves are chasing after each other as they seek a new balance with each other.
  • The word Yin comes out to mean “shady side” and Yang “sunny side”.
  • Yin Yang is the concept of duality forming a whole. We encounter examples of Yin and Yang every day. As examples: night (Yin) and day (Yang), female (Yin) and male (Yang). Over thousands of years, quite a bit has been sorted and grouped under various Yin Yang classification systems.
  • The symbol for Yin Yang is called the Taijitu. Most people just call it the yin yang symbol in the west. The taijitu symbol has been found in more than one culture and over the years has come to represent Taoism. (Personal Tao)
  • TCM works with the five elements of fire, water, earth, wood and metal. If you want to understand about the five elements click this link.

The Vital Life Force called qi/chi is the basis of TCM. We have internal energy travelling around us. Read on below. Image from Vadiance

How to Explain the Meridians?

Meridians are the internal energy pathways that run through our physical body. They are not like our arteries, veins and the lymphatic system but are pure energy. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine these meridians allow the flow of the energy qi or chi, in effect the life force, to run throughout the body. Traditional Chinese medicine is a medical system that has been around for thousands of years. It is used to prevent, diagnose and treat disease. It is based in the belief that qi, the body’s vital energy  flows along our meridian channels in our, and everyone’s, body. Qi is an energy current that passes through the inside and outside of the body, and also through physical objects too. When your qi is strong, it courses through you and fills you with life and health. When your qi is weak, it remains still and stagnant within your body. Qi keeps a person’s spiritual, emotional, mental and physical health in balance. Traditional Chinese Medicine aims to restore the body’s balance and harmony between the natural opposing forces of yin and yang which can block qi and cause negative emotions and  illness. It is considered that illness occurs when the flow of qi is hindered. This hindrance is considered as a blockage of which must be removed to restore the body to health. So by tapping on the specific acupoints on certain meridians we the unblock the flow of qi(chi) and restore a healthy energetic flow in the body. The chi that runs throughout our bodies are both yin (female and is darkness, tranquility, cold and wet. The moon and water are Yin elements. Yang is the male side and is light, active, heat and dryness. The Heaven, the sun and fire are yang elements Yin allows expansion and rising. Yang causes things to contract and sink. Yin and Yang must work together in harmony as all diseases are caused by a disruption in the bodies energy flow.

Our Meridians

I have given a simplistic description above on how the Traditional Chinese Medicine works with the body’s energy meridians. Now I am putting forward scientific evidence for those that find bodily energy hard to go for. Albert Einstein proved that everything in the universe is energy. Have you ever thought what that means practically? It means that any problem you experience in your life is energy related.

Your emotions and bad feelings (anxiety, depression, stress, grief, anger, fear and more) are low vibrational energies. We accumulate these energies in our body since our birth. These bad energies are responsible for our problems in life and blocks our further success. Like all living systems, your body is a unified collection of energy fields. If you alter the quality of these fields then you can change the way the way your body functions and your life also.

We are going to have a break but this post is leading on to how we can help our selves to clear the energy blocks and emotions with our fingers.

As usual if you work with my experiences you must take full responsibility for your own health.

Releasing Stuck Emotions in the Body- Western Point of View

A lot of me is panicking about starting this topic as it is very personal and very deep. I have begun with the Western side of medicine and thinking because I thought there would not be to much to say. I was wrong. In the western world we are very lucky to have medicine that is very scientific and even though a lot of people won’t agree, easy to access. People prefer the black and white image of medicine. You have a headache – you take a pill. We don’t look into why we have the headache in the first place.

It is perfectly normal to have a physical problem in our culture but people shy away from dealing with emotions.

Dr. John E. Sarno The Divided Mind

So this is where we are going –

EVERY TIME YOU EXPERIENCE AN EMOTION YOU HAVE A PHYSICAL RESPONSE

I am putting a link to an article that will explain all by Bridget Webber –

Does your Pain Stem from Trapped Emotions?

So it is said we all shy away from our emotions and any traumas occurring in our lives. We tuck them away within us, then we top them up with more unwanted feelings and so on, until we become ill.

Now we go back in time to learn from Freud and his friend Joseph Breur found out for us.

(Taken from the Little book of Psychology)

Freud worked on the unconscious mind, among many other things. Freud’s introduction to the world of the unconscious came in 1885 when he came across the work of the french neurologist Martin Charcot. He seemed to be successfully treating patients for symptoms of mental illness using hypnosis. Charcot’s view that hysteria was a neurological disorder caused by abnormalities of the nervous system and this provided new possibilities for treatments. Freud then met Joseph Breuer, a well respected physician, who had found the he could greatly reduce the severity of one of his patient’s symptoms of mental illness simply by asking her to describe her fantasies and hallucinations. (journalling) Freud then worked on this theory using hypnosis to alleviate the memories of traumatic events. Breuer and Freud developed and popularized a method of psychological treatment based on the idea that many forms of mental illness, irrational fears, anxiety, hysteria, imagined paralysis and pains were the results of traumatic experiences that had occurred in the patients past and were now hidden away from consciousness. Through this work Breuer and Freud claimed to have found a way to release the repressed memory from the unconscious, allowing the patient to confront the emotion set it free. Enter Dr. Sarno.

Frued

Freud and Breur

Dr. John Sarno

Dr. Sarno worked on Freud and Bruer’s findings and has now proved time and again that pain can be caused by withheld traumas and emotions causing Tension Myostis Syndrome.Tension myositis syndrome (TMS), also known as tension myoneural syndrome or mindbody syndrome, is a name given by John E. Sarno to a condition of psychogenicmusculoskeletal and nerve symptoms, most notably back pain.[1][2][3] Sarno described TMS in four books,[4][5][6][7] and stated that the condition may be involved in other pain disorders as well.[2] The treatment protocol for TMS includes education, writing about emotional issues, resumption of a normal lifestyle and, for some patients, support meetings and/or psychotherapy.[ wiki

This link will show a method to help yourself. Dr. Sarno said you can heal by reading one of his books, journalling your feelings and accepting the situation. I am now shutting up as I have found a link that explains Sarno’s work better than I.

As usual I must say that if you choose to work with my experiences you must take full responsibility for you own health.

Tapping4u

Highly Sensitive and Emotional Neglect

Hi I have just been going through my reading list and I came across a couple of articles that may help us deal with all the different angles of being a Highly Sensitive Person. The first comes from The Highly Sensitive Refuge – WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON GROWS UP WITH EMOTIONAL NEGLECT. If you can do try a join the group because you will get a lot of support, if you feel you need it, from like people in similar situations.

Dr. Jonice Webb is well known for her work with Childhood Neglect. Here she has written an article for Psychology Today on the topic we are working with.

I am not adding anything more on this topic as in no way am I qualified, so as usual, if you choose to work with my experiences, you must take full responsibility for your own health.