Pairing calm emotion with face muscle movements

August 19, 2015

I don’t know if this will help you but it may be worth a try at times. The research is that you have emotions that will affect your body’s muscles and the muscles can effect the emotions. It’s a 2 way street. Sometimes you can’t stop being stuck in what’s negative. There isn’t a simple switch. But, this is a way to explore something positive and link positive-helpful emotions with muscle activity to improve muscle length, elasticity, and reduce excess muscle tension.
When you’re really stuck with painful muscles or tight muscles and you are aware that you also struggle with stress or challenging emotions, it is often a tough situation to change. Positive changes may be so small as to be almost un-noticable. Still, if you are trying to resolve a tough pain situation, you need to include exploration and curiosity as part of the process of healing. If your situation is really difficult I don’t want to imply that holding a pencil in your mouth to simulate a smile or this silly video is going to radically and permanently change a thing. But, let me know if this is at all helpful to you.

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