Feeling intense negative emotions can be overwhelming; and when it comes to stress relief - although CMT is powerful, sometimes it isn't enough to pull you out of the quagmire of stress; fear; anxiety; sadness; anger; or any of the other overpowering emotional states. We've created this page to help you to take control of your emotional state in the moment, and get to the point where you're able to use CMT to make the permanent changes that will free you from the negative patterns that are causing the triggers.
Pulling yourself out of theintense negative emotions you're experiencing is about more than just feeling better. When you are feeling any kind of negative emotion, you are in a level of the fight-freeze-flight state - and that means that whenever you're feeling any kind of negative emotion:
* Blood is being pumped away from your organs, to your extremities (for running away or fighting)
* Digestion slows down
* Healing slows down * The prefrontal cortex of your brain (where you do your cognitive thinking - problem-solving; strategizing; processing of information; and so much more) shuts down (because it's not necessary for running away or fighting). This means that when you're feeling stressed, or any other negative emotion, you're literally not thinking clearly - because that part of your brain is offline!
This makes it a top priority to do whatever it takes to pull yourself out of the negative emotions, and into a state of feeling good - so that you're able to see things more clearly.
V.I.P. (Very Important Points)
What you are feeling - as real as it seems (and it seems very real) - is literally just chemicals in your bloodstream: adrenaline; cortisol, and other stress chemicals.
Your body follows your mind. When you're focused on "bad" stuff, your brain is - in that very moment - pumping more of those stress chemicals into your bloodstream. When you focus on fun, funny, uplifting or other "good" stuff - in that very moment - your brain and organs are pumping endorphins, oxytocin, and other "feel good" chemicals into your bloodstream.
As the "feel good" chemicals flood your bloodstream, they will dilute the stress chemicals, and eventually you will start to feel the difference in your emotions.
Stress chemicals are designed to be more powerful (so that we pay attention to them and survive ;) ) - so it takes a lot more "feel good" chemicals to dilute the stress chemicals, than it does the other way around! So it's important to bear this in mind, and allow yourself more time, focusing on the good stuff in order to change the chemical state in your body.
This one is worth repeating: No matter what you're feeling right now - although it feels real, it is Just Chemicals! And you can change those chemicals - taking control over your physiological state - by using the power of your brain through your focus! Wherever you put your focus will determine what chemicals are being pumped into your bloodstream!
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