Written by: Capri Curtis

Welcome to part three of four for the Holistic Approach to Healing series. In this article, we will be discussing our emotional wellbeing. Take a deep breath, and let’s give ourselves some much-deserved attention!

Emotions are signals, they each rise to give us certain messages. When a so-called “negative” emotion/feeling arises such as anger, sadness, etc., it is there to tell us that it is requesting our attention to address whatever may be disturbing the mind or body at any given time. That being said, we don’t need to identify with the emotions, we can see them simply as messages there to help keep us safe.

By identifying with the emotion, I mean making an attachment to the emotion and carrying it into your actions in a way where it overcomes your regular state of mind.

We can honor our emotions by first understanding what they even feel like in our bodies. From there, we can build up our awareness of how our body responds when certain emotions arise, and we can better regulate our emotional responses and nervous systems. From a place of balanced regulation, we can be better equipped to make clear, positive decisions that support our growth and wellbeing.

Let’s do a little exercise to familiarize ourselves with how certain emotions make themselves known in our bodies. Be patient with yourself, and remember this is in service to your regulation:

Get in a comfortable position, and take a couple of deep breaths. Take the role of a witness in your mind. Meaning, try to watch your thoughts and emotions instead of being involved with them. Think of a thought or memory that brings you great joy. What kind of sensations do you feel in your body when you think of this thought? For me, I get a tingling sensation in the tip of my nose when I feel joy and comfort. Sit in this feeling for as long as you like, and remember that you can return to this place and this feeling whenever you want.

Emotions are energy in motion, so the more that we can let them flow through us instead of holding onto them, the better our emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual health will be. It is easiest to let emotions flow through us when we realize that they are meant to be temporary and that we are not them, they are simply signals.


Capri Curtis is a Conscious Awareness Coach. She guides others to be more consciously aware of how situations/people/tendencies in their lives may be affecting them on the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual levels. Utilizing pattern recognition, dynamic perspective shifting, and a deep emphasis on true self-love, she aims to guide others on a journey of falling in love with themselves. With inner peace will come outer peace.