Many people tend to hide their feelings around others. Some think that showing emotions is a weakness. Others want to appear rational, mature, and not easily swayed by how they feel. However, seeking listening support is actually a mark of emotionally strong individuals. Talking about your feelings has therapeutic benefits for your overall health and well-being.
Top 4 Benefits of Opening Up About Your Emotions
Countless studies have proven the positive effects of talking about your feelings. Still unsure about opening up? The following benefits may change your mind:
- Expressing your feelings makes problems more manageable.
Negative feelings are often overwhelming. They can make problems bigger than they are and impossible to solve. Before long, you may find yourself losing hope about finding a solution to your struggles.
Expressing how you feel creates distance between you and the problem. It helps you see the situation in a different light. Instead of letting emotions dictate your actions, you can view the situation objectively. It also allows you to explore solutions instead of feeling overwhelmed.
- It can ease depression.
Depression is often referred to as a dark cloud for a good reason. It casts a shadow on everything around and inside you. It makes you feel disconnected and alone.
Seeking listening support when you feel depressed helps you re-establish that sense of connection with other people. Compassion and humility will help lighten the heaviness and make you feel better.
- Opening up about your emotions may jump start healing.
Emotional and psychological trauma wreaks havoc on your life. For many, it’s almost impossible to forge healthy relationships. Furthermore, it can hinder personal and professional success. Some may even find it difficult to escape the grips of anxiety and depression.
Getting emotional support is critical to healing from trauma. Talking about it and expressing your emotion can help you make sense of your experience. It’s therapeutic and allows you to navigate complex thoughts and feelings safely.
- Reduces stress.
Repressing your feelings forces the brain to go into fight or flight mode. This intense physical reaction to stress triggers a chain of negative events throughout the body. For instance, stress slows digestive function, increase heart rate, and releases cortisol into the blood stream.
Just by talking about how you feel calms the brain down and relieves stress. In addition, it helps you develop resilience to stress and other challenging life events.
Talking for Therapy: A Safe Space to Express Your Emotions
It’s not easy to express your feelings. It requires you to be honest and vulnerable, something most people are uncomfortable with. Perhaps you don’t have someone you trust enough to share your emotions with.
With Talking for Therapy, you’ll always have someone who’ll listen in an emphatic manner. Absolutely no judgment, no blaming, or forcing you beyond what you’re comfortable with. Our advisors come from diverse backgrounds from health and social care to housing and mental health awareness. This has helped them develop skills to be active and effective listeners.
Don’t allow negative emotions to rule your life. Book your appointment today and let’s talk about YOU.