Any person who is going through serious loss could experience emotional shock.
The symptoms of emotional shock are disorientation, numbness, mental confusion or fragmentation. A person may even disconnect and leave their body. This includes people who are witness to traumatic experiences in some way.
Note: If you have just gone through a serious physical disruption in your life, please go to Resolving Shock from Traumatic Events.
These are all ways that the unconscious mind protects us during a traumatic event:
- Feeling stuck, numb, lost or helpless
- Unable to rest or relax
- Caught in a blank or fixed state of mind
- Waking up at night worried, with obsessive thoughts
- Reliving painful experiences
- Alternately feeling trapped and shattered.
The following mind exercise uses the Intuitive Learning Circle method for healing emotional shock ~
Sometimes people who’ve just received bad news or experienced a traumatic event will tell you that they’re fine and not to worry about them. That’s because one of the main symptoms of being in shock is not being aware of being in shock. Why is that? During a shock, the mind goes blank as a form of protection.
The shock response is natural and not a sign of spiritual, mental or emotional weakness. It is a physiological event. Nevertheless, if the person doesn’t get a chance to get grounded in their body again – or if they’re not able to – serious problems may develop. Blocked energy and a constant state of fight or flight takes its toll over time. Statements like: “I can’t think straight,” “my life was shattered” or “I feel disconnected” describe the experience of emotional shock.
If any of the above seems familiar, you can go through this mind exercise step by step to help you access your own innate healing abilities and bring yourself back into balance.
Simply follow the directions and see if you can free up some of the confusion and conflict that comes from shock. Here’s an example of how it works. Simply gaze softly at the Circle while you contemplate each of these positive affirmations:
“I reclaim and balance my five senses.”
“I focus them to be present and aware of my body.”
“I use them to become aware of my environment and what’s important to me right now.”
“I focus on positive actions that benefit my well-being and happiness.”
Mind Body Integration
For best results, look at each symbol both crossed over the midline of the body and uncrossed so that the correction is more complete.
Let yourself breathe and relax as much as possible. Don’t worry if the images move around or change in any way. That just means the Circles are working and that your mind and body are relaxing.
Be sure to go through the entire formula and at the end, give yourself time to rest and integrate.
Healing Emotional Shock and Confusion
Take several deep breaths and relax while you look at this Circle that releases shock and inner conflict.
Imagine you can use it to focus in on a conflict or painful experience that’s blocking your way. If your mind is blank, focus on how “blank” it is. You may get a conscious image or message, or you may not.
Once you have a sense that your mind has found the blockage, imagine that it’s like an iceberg and the Sun is melting it away with a beautiful beam of light. Allow it to melt until it’s completely gone.
Check for other blockages or conflicts that you can do the same with.
The next step is to bring your senses into balance so that you can see and hear things without the distortion that often accompanies shock.
As you breathe deeply, let this Circle help you to adjust the volume and pitch of your senses to just the right level for you.
Soon you will be able to hear that “calm, gentle voice” inside that reminds you about what matters the most to you:
“I see things as they really are. My senses are balanced. I reconnect with what matters the most.”
If your gut feels tight or uncomfortable, use this Circle to help you relax in your solar plexus and get back into balance there. Your solar plexus is that soft place in your belly where your ribs go up. Just take a nice breath and feel it relax as you say to yourself:
“It’s safe. I feel safe and more relaxed with every breath.”
Sometimes a person who’s had an emotional shock will be disoriented and feel a bit “out of their body.” In case that’s happening with you, take a few minutes to consciously bring yourself back into your body.
“I am at home in my heart. I am inside myself.”
You can open and close your hands. Move your fingers and wiggle your toes around. Notice the time and where you are. These actions all help you recover from emotional shock.
The next thing is to make sure you’re grounded. Without proper grounding, you could get frantic, distracted and confused. That’s not what you want. What you decide to do matters now more than ever!
Let this Circle for grounding on the Earth help you. Place both feet on the ground and your hands on each knee while you use these affirmations:
“I uproot whatever is confusing me. I decide to get grounded. The Earth supports me.”
Take all the time you need with this.
Oftentimes, healing emotional shock and confusion requires a change in priorities. There may be certain plans, ideas or habitual patterns that are no longer relevant or constructive. Certain roles may get suddenly reversed. You can use this symbol for dissolving destructive blueprints to help you identify them and dissolve whatever is confusing you.
Actively imagine that the negative patterns in your mind are like heavy clouds or a jumbled maze of fears and nightmares.
Once you have the image, bring the pure light of the Sun in and dissolve the maze completely.
You’ll know that you’re done when you can see yourself standing in a beautiful open field with clear blue skies all around.
Please note: Never send destructive energies into the Earth, she already has too much to handle now. Use the Earth for planting seeds of happiness and life – not death!
Be sure to seal and heal any holes, leaks or openings in your energy field. Leaky energy may open you up to danger or allow harmful energies to attach to you. It can also leave you feeling drained and exhausted.
As you gaze at the Circle, imagine harmful leaks and openings are closing as if they were never there.
“All holes are healed and sealed.”
“I follow the protection of healthy direction.”
“I close up any energy drains so that I may recover my strength.”
“I let go of old habits that are causing me harm.”
Bring your attention to the area that surrounds your body.
“I strengthen the protection of my auras around me.”
“I feel protected and safe in my body.”
To finish this exercise, let your heart recover. This Circle will help you to balance your heart energy and clear away any residual heaviness. Breathe deeply and take your time.
“I feel the heaviness lifting up out of my heart.”
“I let it go and send it to the Sun where it can be transformed.”
“I have the strength and resilience to shine my light.”
Now that you’re finished with the exercise, consider taking a nice walk outside. Nothing grounds you like being in nature after an emotional shock.
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This Mind Exercise should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment if there is any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.