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Steps to Emotional Healing

by Dr. Bradley Nelson


“Emotional healing is less visible than recovery from a scrape on our elbow or a broken bone, but it is just as important,” Dr. Brad says. “When we heal from our emotional injuries, it helps us move forward in positive, healthy ways. Processing feelings can allow us to express our emotions more clearly, improve our relationships, move on from negative experiences, and generally feel more free and happy in our lives.”


Here are a few of the steps Dr. Brad suggests people take to aid in emotional healing:

  • Be Aware of Your Emotions: Notice the things in your life that create negative feelings. When you notice that something produces negative emotions consistently in your life, that’s a sign that you should change your behavior. Similarly, notice the things and people that bring you joy, peace, and other positive emotions. Positive emotional reactions can be a signal to pursue more of that activity. 

  • Communicate Your Feelings: Let people close to you know how you’re feeling. Healthy expressions of your feelings can benefit your emotional health and allow your friends and family to support you when you need it. You might also consider finding a professional to listen to you, especially if you feel like you need someone to help you move through past experiences and provide you with coping mechanisms.

  • Manage Stress: Stress is detrimental to your emotional health, but there are many healthy ways to reduce your stress levels. Different people will find different methods work best for them, but some activities that are proven to help cope with stress are relaxation methods such as deep breathing, meditation, and exercise. Try out a few of these strategies, and see how you feel! 

  • Make Time for Things You Enjoy: Another powerful way to support your emotional health is by doing things you love to do. These activities can be anything that brings you happiness and relieves stress. 

  • Energy Healing: The energy of past experiences sometimes becomes lodged in the body creating imbalances that impact your emotional health. It is important to process and release trapped emotions to live your happiest, healthiest life. Energy healing with methods such as The Emotion Code® and The Body Code™  allow you to painlessly and easily release the energies that are blocking you from your best life. 


About the Author: Veteran holistic physician Dr. Bradley Nelson (D.C., ret.) is one of the world’s foremost experts on natural methods of achieving wellness. He has trained thousands of certified practitioners worldwide to help people overcome physical and emotional discomfort by releasing their emotional baggage. His best-selling book "The Emotion Code" provides step-by-step instructions for working with the body's energy healing power. A newly revised and expanded edition of "The Emotion Code" is now available from St. Martin's Press. For more information and a free Emotion Code Starter Kit, visit

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