Healing the heart during the holidays

Feeling alone or depressed during the holidays…

Breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend…

Dealing with grief due to the loss of a loved one…

Is any of this coming up for you around the holidays? If so, maybe you feel an emotional heaviness in your chest like your heart is breaking.

It can be a challenge to go through your day, feel like you can’t open to love again, or dealing with grief over the passing of a loved one.

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All of these situations can bring up challenging emotions that can deeply affect our heart – especially around this time of the year.

If this happens too many times, we can build an energetic “wall” around our heart protecting us from further heartache or assault.

But, there is hope and yes, this “Heart Wall” can be removed…

In this article, I’ll explain what a “Heart Wall” is, and share with you a few simple steps you can take so that your heart can start to heal for the holidays and you can return to wholeness.

The “Heart Wall” and the Holidays

If the heart has been hurt or wounded in some way, and especially if this happens repeatedly, the emotions that we feel can literally become “trapped” around our heart forming a “Heart Wall”.

The “Heart Wall” can especially be felt during the holidays.

It can make us feel emotionally numb, we can have a challenging time dealing with grief, we can notice a difficult time connecting with our family members, and it can block our heart energy from freely flowing through our body.

We may also notice physical symptoms as well – tightness in the chest, lowered immunity, difficulty breathing or neck and shoulder tension.

When the “Heart Wall” is released, people will say it’s like they can finally feel again. They are able to receive love that they haven’t been able to in a long time.

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Removing the “Heart Wall” brick by brick

“Until the Heart Wall is taken down, you’ll be trapped behind it to some degree, less able to reach out and connect to other people, even the people you love the most.”

~ Dr. Bradley Nelson, author of The Emotion Code

So, how do you start to remove the trapped emotions that are surrounding your heart for the holidays?

Below, I’ll share a few techniques that have helped me as well as clients that I have worked with.

Self-Acupressure – Acupressure is the application of finger pressure on certain areas of the body to help release energetic blockages and trapped emotions around the heart. You can read more about specific acupressure points to hold in my Bella Spark article, Emotions Spinning Out of Control? Acupressure Can Help in the May/June 2015 issue.

Access your Internal Resources – A resource is anything that helps us feel safe or at ease. When going through emotional challenges, it’s important to reconnect with resources as they often become overwhelmed.

Bring your attention to an area of your body that feels comfortable to be with.

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It could be your hand, a finger, or a toe. How does your body tell you that area feels comfortable to be with? Does it feel warm or relaxed? Stay with that sensation for 5 minutes.

Next, move your attention to your heart just for a second and notice how it feels.

Then, bring your attention down to the area that feels comfortable. By moving your attention back and forth, it helps your body to release blocked emotional energy in your heart.

Find professional help – Counselors, psychotherapists, somatic bodywork, or finding a Certified Emotion Code Practitioner can help you to release “trapped” emotional energy that you may be carrying around your heart.

When we have a “Heart Wall”, it can stop us from living happy, joyful lives. The importance of clearing the “Heart Wall” cannot be overestimated.

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In doing so, you will be able to move forward, heal from loss or past relationships, live your life to the fullest and enjoy the holidays!

Your next gentle step

This holiday season, it’s my mission to release as many “Heart Walls” as I can and help as many as I can.

If you’re ready to release your “Heart Wall” for the holidays, you can schedule a session here.

Here are what some of our clients’ had to say once their “Heart Walls” were released.

I would enjoy working with you to help you free your heart for good 🙂

So, what do you think?

I would love to hear your comments below!

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