View Full Version : Physical Symptoms, Emotional Causes

06-01-2011, 06:56 PM
I've been feeling tired. I mean really tired. Ass-dragging, don't-wanna-get-out-of-bed tired. This from someone who has proven again and again she can give 'er when there's very little gas in the tank. You don't get contest ready otherwise.

For me, it was when I experienced some down time that the physical symptoms really started to manifest. And it's taken me about a year to figure out how to appropriately feel the emotions associated with the life-stuff going on. I'm getting a lot of this emotional work done right now, but it's through opening myself up to the process and through coaching. I have the keys, but unlocking the answers is not an overnight thing. I don't think the average GP is really equipped to help with this sort of physical stuff. It's labelled "stress" and you're often given a prescription to alleviate symptoms. Not good. But if you're focusing on the symptoms, you're looking in the wrong place for the answers. They might be right in front of you; you just may not be ready or don't want to see them. Yet.

So my eyes are open now, and I feel a tremendous weight has been lifted. Does this mean everything is sunshine and roses? No, but it means I'm not stuffing my feelings around the issues anymore. What I'm experiencing must be felt in order to be released. If I bottle it up, one or more things happen: I become irritable; I eat to numb myself; I get sick; I feel so tired I can hardly keep my eyes open. And no drug is ever going to relieve these symptoms.

Now it's up to me to keep an eye on myself. And when these symptoms come up again, if they do, I need to stop. Look inside. Figure out what it is I'm ignoring. Feel it. Let it go. Then it won't hurt me anymore.

06-01-2011, 07:00 PM
This show got me thinking about this topic:

Shania Twain is trying to get her mojo back in order to headline at Caesar's Palace in Vegas. But her voice just isn't there. There's no physical reason for what she's going through; she's got to do some major psychological and emotional healing before she'll be able to perform like she's capable of performing.

Pretty interesting stuff...

06-01-2011, 08:46 PM
sounds like you are in a place where i was a few years ago..i have my good days and bad days now .. but as long as the good days begin to outweigh the bad days you are heading in the right direction...chin up stay positive and like you've said you have to look within to find yourself and deal with life!
you can do it

06-01-2011, 08:57 PM
Feel it. Let it go. Then it won't hurt me anymore.

Looking at the link between emotions manifesting as physical symptoms, is Dr John Sarno. No one has done more work in this area then he has, and he's cured thousands with various chronic pain syndromes. If it's a topic of interest to you, I recommend you start with his book The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain.