At some point in their lives, most people will have thought: 'He should never have said that' 'How could she treat me this way?' 'I feel guilty when I remember what I said to him', 'I'm so angry I can't bear it'. Usually, we don't feel that we can discuss these hurtful emotions, such as guilt, anger or jealousy, with our friends and families, let alone go to a GP for advice on dealing with them. We're a nation that bottles things up, dismissing anger, frustration, hatred and guilt as largely insignificant to our minds and bodies. But powerful emotions like these do affect us in a long-term way, not only mentally but also physically, and it's important to know how to get them under control before our health really suffers. This easy-to-follow, plain-English guide shows you why and how emotions can leave a physical scar, and talks about various life factors and influences that can lead to emotional stress. It will help you heal your emotional traumas with a toolkit of strategies, and allows you to take care of your health with a practical, hands-on approach.
"Emotional Healing For Dummies" covers: Part 1: Introducing Emotional Healing - chapter 1: Understanding Emotional Healing, chapter 2: Exploring the Physiology of Emotion, and chapter 3: Tuning into Emotions; Part 2: Emotions sand you r Body - chapter 4: You are What you Eat, chapter 5: Body Rhythms, and, chapter 6: Physical Strategies for Emotional Healing; and, Part 3: Emotional Healing for Real life - chapter 7: Mapping the Emotional Environment, chapter 8: Facing up to Emotional Challenges, chapter 9: Managing Relationships, chapter 10: Strategies for Getting through Tough Times, and chapter 11: Life's Transitions. It also includes: Part 4: The Emotional healing Toolkit - chapter 12: Thinking Strategies for Emotional Healing, chapter 13: Mindfulness Practices to Rebalance, chapter 14: Lifestyle Strategies for Emotional Healing, and chapter 15: Becoming the Emotionally Healed Person; Part 5: Taking Your Healing to Another level - chapter 16: Planning to Manage Emotions in the Future, chapter 17: Inspiring Healing in Others, and chapter 18: Helping your Child to Heal; and, Part 6: The Part Of Tens - chapter 19: Ten Ways to Heal Emotional Wounds; chapter 20 Ten Ways to Stay Positive; and, chapter 21: Ten Exercises for Emotional Healing.
About the Author Dr David Beales is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He uses methods described in this book to create mind body toolkits to help individual clients restore their wellbeing, health and vitality. Helen Whitten is an accredited coach and mediator specialising in cognitive behavioural coaching and neuro-linguistic programming. She is Managing Director of Positiveworks, a coaching consultancy that helps people make the best of their lives.