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 HealingChapter 2: Exploring the Physiology of EmotionChapter 3: Tuning into Emotions
PART 2: EMOTIONS AND YOUR BODY
Chapter 4: You are What you EatChapter 5: Body RhythmsChapter 6: Physical Strategies for Emotional Healing
PART 3: EMOTIONAL HEALING FOR REAL LIFE
Chapter 7: Mapping the Emotional EnvironmentChapter 8: Facing up to Emotional ChallengesChapter 9: Managing RelationshipsChapter 10: Strategies for Getting through Tough TimesChapter 11: Life’s Transitions
PART 4: THE EMOTIONAL HEALING TOOLKIT
Chapter 12: Thinking Strategies for Emotional Healing Chapter 13: Mindfulness Practices to RebalanceChapter 14: Lifestyle Strategies for Emotional HealingChapter 15: Becoming the Emotionally Healed Person
PART 5: TAKING YOUR HEALING TO ANOTHER LEVEL
Chapter 16: Planning to Manage Emotions in the FutureChapter 17: Inspiring Healing in OthersChapter 18: Helping your Child to Heal
PART 6: THE PART OF TENS
Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Heal Emotional WoundsChapter 20 Ten Ways to Stay PositiveChapter 21: Ten Exercises for Emotional Healing
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.