Suppressed Emotions Can Create A Bulging Stomach

Suppressed Emotions Can Create A Bulging Stomach.

Obesity is thought to knock nine years off the average lifespan. Have you noticed that as you get older, it’s harder to burn those extra calories?  There are many types of diet that tempt us into losing those inches and you hear so often, people that are always yoyo dieting and trying another wonder slimming pill or yet another faddy diet that has had good reviews.

You may be successful on your diet and lose those extra pounds for a short while and then as soon as you come off the diet – have you noticed that the weight starts piling back on and sometimes faster than it took to lose it?

 

Let’s Discover Why? 

The human body is made up of around 70 – 80% water, depending on which research you read! Water is essential to the normal working of the body. It lubricates joints and eyes, aids digestion, flushes out waste and toxins and keeps skin healthy.

Are you really hungry or just thirsty?

You may actually be thirsty rather than hungry and if you drank a full glass of water at least half an hour before eating you may realise that you were actually thirsty and not hungry at all! And you will save on eating those extra calories.

Why does the weight always go straight to my stomach?

Weight tends to gather around the areas of your body where you are not dealing with everyday issues within you life. And the tummy area, above the navel, is a popular place where most people are susceptible to gain weight. This area is called the solar plexus; and it plays an important role in the control of on-going health of the pancreas, liver, diaphragm, large intestine, appendix and lungs.

Emotions are stored in the stomach  

A person feels it from the heart, but emotion is felt in the stomach.  We digest food and emotion.  That is why we experience “butterflies” in the stomach when we are excited or nervous.  Or if you are going through a particularly difficult time in your life you may find comfort in eating food.

When you feel out of control of a situation that you are in, food is used as your source of control.  Which is why you might reach out for that bar of chocolate or the biscuit tin.

Why do we feel emotions in the stomach?

Certainly in Britain, we are very conscious about keeping a “British stiff upper lip” and as a result we tend to hide or suppress how we really feel.  We generally only express what we think is appropriate to show.  The result of suppressing your real feelings is that it has to go somewhere, and it tends to show up in the solar plexus area in the form of weight, which will act as a protection for your body or you may have digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis and ulcers.

How can we reduce the risk of gaining weight around the stomach?

Look at what is going on in your life.  Have you been upset about something? Are you going through a relationship breakdown? Or have you had a recent bereavement?  Are you suffering with low self-esteem because of your situation? Are you dealing with the issues and working through your feelings about the situation?  Or, are you avoiding the issue, if you are, then the body will express what you are suppressing.

Your body is always talking to you, in western culture we have switched off listening to our body.  Get back in tune with your body and listen to it.  That upset stomach is telling you that you are not facing or dealing with the emotions that you are really feeling.

Have you ever felt “choked up” with emotion? 

This is because you are not expressing your real feelings and the emotion is literally choked back into the body. So the best way to overcome this is if you feel like crying, then cry… you will be surprised at how little time you will actually be crying!  If you feel like shouting because you are angry with someone, fully express how you feel – you will be surprised at what is expressed.  Emotions magnify enormously when we are holding back – and the very fear of controlling what you express, will be worse than what you will actually express if you didn’t hold yourself back.

A final word…on breathing to release your emotions

When you are feeling emotional, you may feel a constriction in your breathing, it may become shallow and shorter. A good way to overcome this is to breathe so that you fully expand the stomach area pushing the stomach out as you breathe in through your nose and extend that to the rib cage and lungs and then breathe out slowly through your open mouth, sucking in each area in turn.  This should be repeated at least 10 times and you will find that your mind and body will feel calmer and your emotions will seem far less severe or even disappear!

 

Caroline Heward – “The Harley Street Stress Expert”

Stress Xpress – Harley Street Clinic

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Robin Williams – Depression Is A Killer!

Robin Williams – Depression Is A Killer!

Even the rich and famous can suffer from depression.

Way back in 1978, Mork and Mindy burst onto our TV screens at the 5.30pm tea-time slot. After a one-off guest appearance in “Happy Days” another cult show at the time.

It was back in the days when there was only the basic TV channels to choose from. I was an addict to the mad cap fun and humour of Robin Williams aka “Mork From Planet Ork”.

I was hooked, and a fan from the outset of Robin Williams. I felt I had grown up with him! Did my exams at school, went to college, went to my first night club during the time he was on air. My first real and serious boyfriend….a lot of firsts.

I followed Robin Williams throughout all his films and life, from Mrs Doubtfire to the more serious films Dead Poets Society and the rather controversial and very funny “Good Morning Vietnam” film.

He ad libbed his way through everything! And I laughed and laughed and laughed. He was the funniest man I knew, and loved him and felt I really knew him. 

I was devastated to hear that he had died, and more shocked to hear that he suffered with depression. Robin Williams was so very much part of my growing up years. There was always a moralistic reflection at the end of his shows and his films. Something to reflect on in terms of how you enacted in life and treated others.

Although incredibly funny, there was a more serious and beautiful reflection on life and values at the end of each show and film. And I almost clung onto what each moral reflection might be and took them on board. A kind of a “Tao of Robin Williams!”

As I got older, and experienced my own ups and downs and life’s stresses and successes. I frequently thought how wonderful it would be,  if I could live my life in such a fun way, to always be smiling, even if life was challenging.

When the news broke that Robin Williams had died, I felt that a part of me died that day. A part of my innocence of “how life could be” in a funny sort of way.

I had no idea, until after Robin Williams had died that he suffered many personal challenges. During his rise to stardom, he developed a drug and alcohol problem while working on the sitcom Mork and Mindy, and would struggle with addiction for more than two decades. He also became involved in several tumultuous romantic relationships; whilst married to actress Valerie Velardi, he was involved with other women.

 

I use the analogy of wearing “a clown’s smile” smiling falsely, even when you don’t feel it inside. I have been guilty of that at times in my life. Being the “life and soul of the party” even when I just didn’t really feel it.

Being in a room full of people, but actually still feeling very alone and isolated.

A kind of an outward social exterior, that just didn’t match what I actually felt inside. Most of the time, I lacked a lot of confidence and always “seeked approval” from others. “What do you think of this” Should I do that”.

There was some things that just felt totally “right” for me to do, and I did them! Despite the protests from family and friends. That was when I was in touch with my own inner compass.

I felt that I just didn’t “fit in” somehow. I always looked outside of myself as I was growing up and through a lot of my adult life, until I started my healing journey in 1988. Which caused me to look outside of myself, to “go inside of myself” for the answers, An interesting and powerful journey.

I was saddened to hear that Robin Williams did the same. That he was a very sad and unhappy man underneath his madcap humour, that never failed to have me in uncontrollable laughter. He made an impact on so many people’s lives and made millions,billions, trillions of people laugh. And yet, he was so, very sad inside. And I didn’t even know!

RIP Robin Williams, your legacy and humour lives on. 

Thank you for being an amazing mentor in my life.

 

Caroline Heward – “The Harley Street Stress Expert”

Stress Xpress – Harley Street Clinic

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Caroline Heward – “The Harley Street Stress Expert”

Stress Xpress – Harley Street Clinic

Break-through Stress Therapy – “From Battle To Bliss”

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Bodhisattva In Metro – Laughter Is Infectious!

Have you ever had the experience of laughing when others are laughing?

 

Even though you are not quite sure why they are laughing?

Check out this hilarious video, that is bound to change your mood…I have watched this so many times, and still end up in laughter, you just cannot help it.

Laughter is infectious, and it can change how you feel, it releases the “happy chemicals of your body” called endorphins, and just makes you feel good. If are you feeling stressed or anxious about something, by the time you have finished watching this video, I am sure your mood will be lifted!

Stress Xpress is dedicated to finding fast solutions for you to feel different, when you are suffering with any type of stress, whether it be emotional, physical or mental stress.

I am sure you will be laughing, whilst you are watching!

Enjoy!

Caroline

Caroline Heward – “The Harley Street Stress Expert”

Stress Xpress – Harley Street Clinic

Break-through Stress Therapy – “From Battle To Bliss”

FREE 20 minute Consultation and Discovery Call

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