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"Bring the body and the mind will follow."

Posted by Anita White on November 19, 2012 at 10:40 AM


 

There are people, places and situations that trigger uncomfortable thoughts or feelings. I have fear, anger and disassociation as my key indicators. These thoughts and feelings may be conscious or unconscious.

 

I react in fight or flight. Which usually results in inconsiderate abandonment or harsh words, in essence self sabotage I may not be able to identify what is going on internally and I sometimes loose motivation and want to quit. I isolate, pout and disengage with life.

 

One of my strategies is to get out of my state of mind by filling it with conversations, fellowship or information.

 

Especially when I am grieving, my body has no desire to leave the house, but my mind can convince me get me to go. So I go to a meeting, support group or educational opportunity to focus on positive healing thinking.

 

The synapses in my brain grow when I am learning. I need the outside stimulus to do it, know it and feel it.

 

I may or may not be consciously aware of how the emotional shift happens, but the relief is welcome!

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