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The Importance Of Embracing Our Feelings

the-importance-of-embracing-our-feelings_imageFeelings — especially when we’re hurt or angry — can have negative effects on the physical body through neurological and neurochemical connections between mind and body. If a person experiences internalized anger, his nervous and hormone systems react, creating neurotransmitter chemicals that can result in harmful side effects that lead to compromised health, as well as compromised personal and professional relationships.

Repressed Or Unexpressed

Anger felt over a period of time is unhealthy. When we become angry and do not express it in a productive manner, the body reacts though the stress-adaptation response, resulting in biochemical physical responses that can lead to illness or death. Conditions linked to habitual anger include:

  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Tense muscles
  • Heart attack
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Glaucoma
  • Stroke
  • Hives
  • Asthma
  • Ulcers
  • Migraines
  • Low back pain
  • Psoriasis
  • Shortened life expectancy

Only The Lonely

In addition to thousands of anger and stress studies, many health studies have also connected anger to loneliness, chronic anxiety, depression, eating disorders, sleep disorders, obsessive-compulsive behavior and phobias. Anger can also have a detrimental effect on our relationships and threaten the development and maintenance of intimate relationships.

Communication is the key to learning how to handle our anger and creating healthy and fulfilling relationships.

Learning how to communicate does not have to be complicated. While most of us have developed communication skills from our families and environment, there are easy-to-learn, proven skills that can provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to be able to channel and express your anger or hurt feelings appropriately.

When we are able to express our feelings (be they sadness, frustration or anger), we feel more in control of our lives and able to create the type of relationships we want with others.

Communication Holds The Key

Current research has clearly shown that it is healthier to express and resolve our relationship issues than it is to hold them in and allow them to make us ill or to cause conflicts at work or home or with friends and colleagues.

As a researcher, I have participated in many years of studies on a model of communication that has been proven to work in all types of environments with all types of relationships. You can read more about it and download a free Chapter 1 excerpt from the book by going to www.changingbehavior.org. You can also get the book for free at that site if you are a Kindle Prime member by typing in Changing Behavior: Immediately Transform Your Relationships with Easy to Learn, Proven Communication Skills.

Georgianna Donadio

is one of only six American Florence Nightingale Scholars, an award-winning nurse advocate, integrative healthcare provider, and behavioral health expert. She blogs for the Huffington Post and Dr. Oz's Teen Daily Strength, and is the author of the bestselling, #1 top rated Amazon Kindle book Changing Behavior: Immediately Transform Your Relationships with Easy to Learn, Proven Communication Skills: Winner of the 2012 Indie Book Award and awarded 5 stars from ForeWord Clarion. She's also the Program Director for the National Institute of Whole Health. For 20 years, until recently retiring from television, Georgianna hosted a nationally syndicated television program, Woman to Woman® that explored all topics of interest to women, with a special focus on relationships. Her radio program, “Changing Behavior,” can be heard on All Positive Radio at healthylife.net. Contact her at www.changingbehavior.org where you can download a free book excerpt.

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