Easy steps to start healing emotional blockage when stuck in emotional gridlock

What is the one thing you need to remember when you are stuck in a traffic jam of emotions? What is the way around the emotional gridlock?

Do you feel stuck in a traffic jam of emotions? You’re behind the wheel, but there’s an overwhelming wave of stop signs ahead – freezing your emotions in their tracks. That’s what emotional blockage feels like. But what if there was a detour, a way around the gridlock? That’s what we’re going to explore today.

Inside your emotional blockage

If we were to pop the hood of your emotional engine, here’s what we might find. Emotional blockage essentially means a clog in your emotive flow, typically fuelled by past traumas, unsettled conflicts, or flawed mechanisms of coping. When these emotional impasses are in place, they tailspin into a myriad of psychological struggles, like chronic stress, anxiety, depression, or stumbling blocks in interpersonal relationships.

Emotions, as you know already, are your internal compass, guiding your responses to the world around you. But when blockages interfere with it, they hinder your ability to process your emotions, leading to emotional disarray.

Emotional blockage in numbers

Let’s talk numbers. Shockingly, about 20% of the adult population face considerable hardships in harnessing and communicating their emotions, according to the newest studies on the subject. Apprehensively, the number seems to surge for individuals who’ve experienced trauma or adverse experiences during childhood. This showcases how experiences from the early stages of life can deeply affect our emotional health.

The science behind emotional blockage

Scientific work in the field of neuroscience has also uncovered fascinating insights into emotional blockage, seeing changes within areas of the brain that are central to emotion regulation and processing. Interestingly, irregular activities were observed in the amygdala, the prefrontal cortex, and insula amongst people wrestling with emotional blockage. More so, developmental psychology research strengthens the importance of early life connections in moulding emotional evolution and susceptibility to blockages later in life.

Turning the tables on emotional blockage

You might be asking now, “How can I navigate around this emotional gridlock?” My recommendation is a well-rounded approach, integrating psychotherapy, mindfulness exercises, and somatic methods. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has proven helpful in assisting people to expose and challenge destructive thought processes, paving the way to resolve emotional blockage. And the secret ingredient? Strategies like mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) – which encourage an awareness of emotions exempt from judgment.

Somatic therapies, such as somatic experiencing and sensorimotor psychotherapy, concentrate on the physical sensation of emotions, nudging people to release pent-up tension and trauma held within the body. Incorporating both the mind and the body in the remedial ordeal offers a holistic structure for addressing emotional blockage and fostering emotional wellness.

Healing from emotional blockage

In ending, let me say this. Emotional blockage takes a considerable toll to our emotional health and connections with others. But with a personalised blend of scientific research, therapeutic interventions and self-compassion, you can begin the healing process and dismantle the layers of emotional blockage , one at a time, to cultivate greater emotional awareness and resilience.

Start with acknowledging your emotional blockage and set a clear the path for a more genuine and satisfying life. It’s okay to feel your feelings and equally important to challenge their validity. You are not the first, nor the last, to feel stuck in a traffic jam of emotions. It happens to all of us, all the time. Remember one thing: you are the one and only behind the wheel of your own destiny.

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Dr Marina Nani
Dr Marina Nani

Editor-in-Chief of Rich Woman Magazine, founder of Sovereign Magazine, author of many books, Dr Marina Nani is a social edification scientist coining a new industry, Social Edification.
Passionately advocating to celebrate your human potential, she is well known for her trademark "Be Seen- Be Heard- Be You" running red carpet events and advanced courses like Blog Genius®, Book Genius®, Podcast Genius®, the cornerstones of her teaching.
The constant practitioner of good news, she founded MAKE THE NEWS
( MTN) with the aim to diagnose and close the achievement gap globally.
Founder of many publications, British Brands with global reach Marina believes that there is a genius ( Stardust) in each individual, regardless of past and present circumstances.
"Not recognising your talent leaves society at loss. Sharing the good news makes a significant difference in your perception about yourself, your industry and your community."

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