When we think of health, many of us think of the physical, spiritual, and mental parts of ourselves. We consider what kinds of nutritious foods we are eating, our weight, and exercising to be physically healthy. We are a part of a religious group, read a self-help book, or ponder philosophical questions about where we come from or what our purpose is as a part of our spiritual health. We learn to become more aware of the way we talk to ourselves and practice more positive ways of thinking in order to improve mental health.
But another part of us, closely linked with our mental health, is emotional health. Emotions are confusing and can make us or those around us feel uncomfortable. For this reason, it is tempting to shove away or try to ignore this part of ourselves. Unfortunately though, each part of who we are is interdependent: ignoring our emotions will eventually block our growth physically, mentally, or spiritually, causing significant problems in our lives. And, it’s only a matter of time before those same emotions come popping right back up again.
Emotional health is about knowing yourself and your relationship to your emotions. It means being able to bravely experience both positive and negative emotions in order to finally move forward in your life. For most people, this means entering into new and unknown territory, without a map to guide you. But you don’t have to do this alone. We can get you to that place by facing this challenge together.