What do farts and feelings have in common?!
Well, a lot when you think about it. Both are better out than in.
Once trapped inside they can cause a lot of pain.
The feeling of relief once you’ve let either go is immense.
Once you’ve let one go you’ll find there’s few more waiting in the queue.
It’s also best to release either with some degree of control, in a safe space, with someone you trust (or at least someone who will take blame lol).
I discuss both flatulence and feelings frequently with clients, they’re often linked too as the gut becomes a physical manifestation of your emotional state.
Think about it… it does a summersault when you’re excited, it can be either over-stimulated or shut down as a result of fearful emotions, hence the sayings [email protected] scared or scaring the crap out of someone.
If you try to avoid feeling a feeling and just shove it deep down inside, it tends to fester.
In doing so it’s altering your immune system, hormonal balance, and soft tissues, you may physically tense areas of your body.
Slowly symptoms appear, often several, depending on the mixture of fear, anxiety, anger, guilt, resentment, jealousy… any negative emotion that has not had a chance to be expressed.
This is why it’s important to take time to develop an awareness of your emotions and some approaches to dealing with them.
It can be a highly effective intervention that helps alleviate a lot of health issues, much more beneficial than eliminating gluten and dairy for a start, but not as easy.
It’s the reason I usually prescribe talking, socialising and other forms of emotional support to my clients as part of their personal plan.
Some have benefited hugely from formal talking therapies, others experienced health improvements just spending more time with friends and chatting about their struggles.
Some have seen results with alternative therapies that guide them on a path to re-balance emotionally including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), acupuncture, massage, reiki, and trauma release exercises.
Some finally let go of emotions by having those difficult conversations, handing in their notice, or filing for a divorce and the symptoms begin to disappear.
The outlet of the emotion resets the body, science calls it a neuro-endocrine-immune link, alternative medicine refers to it as the mind-body connection.
Either way, it’s becoming clear that emotional balance is vital because a feeling suppressed may drive inflammatory processes and that’s what you see or feel and likely visit the GP about.
However, combine some emotional support and focus with some nutritious food, supportive relationships, time in nature, daily movement, adequate sleep, lots of laughter, and watch the difference it makes to your mental and physical health.
It’s easier said than done, so if you need some guidance or help with the process you can work with me directly.
Together we can work through any digestive, hormonal, mood, or immune-related issues with a combination of nutrition, lifestyle, and well-being support.
Or if you’re ready to make a positive change then you can simply take action and get started on your pre-consultation questionnaire by booking a consult directly here.
Be kind to yourself and promise me, the next time you feel flatulence or a feeling bubbling away, you’ll do your best to let it go.