Self hypnosis can help you turn negative emotions into your greatest advantage. Being comfortable experiencing and expressing mixed emotions is a predictor of improvements in well-being. Ignoring or evading negative feelings can hinder physical, mental and emotional wellness. Let’s be real: If you have a pulse, you have negative thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness hypnosis techniques can help you turn anger into creativity, move through adversity, work through shame, use pessimism, become a better person, live with an attitude of gratitude and be mindful.
How To Turn Negative Emotions Into Your Greatest Advantage
In our relentless pursuit of happiness, it’s easy to shove aside, make light of, or otherwise evade negative emotions. But the truth is that unpleasant feelings are not only inevitable, they can also play a key role in health and well-being.
“We found that those participants who were making meaning out of their experiences with a mixture of happiness and sadness actually showed increases in their psychological well-being, compared to people who were just reporting sadness, just reporting happiness, or some other mixture of emotions,” Jonathan Adler, Olin assistant professor of psychology and one of the study’s authors, told HuffPost Live. “It seems that there is something to be gained for your mental health in taking both the good and the bad together.”
When we allow our negative emotions to become a source of shame or guilt, we could inadvertently be making those feelings worse and missing out on their benefits. And paradoxically, negative emotions can be a powerful catalyst for positive experiences and realizations, if we respond to them well. Here are six negative emotions worth embracing.
- Anger can be fueled into creativity.
- Struggling with adversity can profoundly alter your perspective.
- Working through shame can help you cultivate compassion.
- Pessimism can make you more productive.
- Envy can spur you to become better.
- Loss can lead to gratitude.
- Negative thoughts and emotions present an opportunity to cultivate mindfulness.
But as Tibetan Buddhist teach Sogyal Rinpoche explains, mindfulness practices like meditation allow us to experience negative thoughts and emotions without judgment, resistance or struggle. He writes in The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying:
“We often wonder what to do about negativity or certain troubling emotions. In the spaciousness of meditation, you can view your thoughts and emotions with a totally unbiased attitude. When your attitude changes, then the whole atmosphere of your mind changes, even the very nature of your thoughts and emotions. When you become more agreeable, then they do; if you have no difficulty with them, they will have no difficulty with you either.”
What if your negative emotions were actually unexpected gifts? When you are mindful you can be in the moment and acknowledge your thoughts and emotions without being your thoughts and emotions. Rather than allowing your negative thoughts and emotions to become an anchor that pulls you down, you can use them as jet fuel to propel you forward. Mindfulness hypnosis can help you acknowledge the blessing of these unexpected gifts. Learn self hypnosis and be mindful.
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