Creativity is a way to let emotions flow through you. When we express feelings, we facilitate the experience, but when they are repressed, they block our access to higher thinking and intuition. In this episode, Dr. Jayne Gardner, Performance Business Coach with a background in family therapy, explains that buried emotions never die, but they make us sick.
According to Dr. Jayne, our emotions are part of our brain. We like to believe that we are thinking rational beings, but we are usually emotionally reactive. Learning to manage your emotions is critical to thinking higher innovative thoughts. Many of us have been taught to think through problems, not feel through difficulties. In the podcast, Dr. Jaynes uses her hand to demonstrate the three parts of the brain; the thinking, emotion and bodily functions brains.
Dr. Jayne says the emotional brain can be more potent than the thinking brain. How do our brains feel emotions? The assumptions you made as a child form your belief systems, and they unconsciously lead you around.
The more you allow your natural emotions to be there, the more you can move up the emotional scale. You can download a copy of this scale by visiting www.spiritualartisttoday.com/practiceguides.
Dr. Jayne shares how a history of childhood emotional repression and the unwritten expectation that women cannot convey certain emotions blocked her from accessing her best thoughts. She explains the importance of feeling anger and uses an "anger bat" in privacy to move through the state. According to Dr. Jayne, that sound goes directly into your emotional brain when you scream. Screaming is the fastest way to eliminate any emotion.
Our pure potential is limited until we release these negative emotional connections from the past. She advises the listener to go back and talk to their younger self and ask him/her/they how the experience felt. Dr. Jayne believes that we have to relive that experience and feel the emotion until we rise to and through the point of anger.
She shares a few tips for processing emotions; practice awareness, take action, journal in the first and third person, and face the feeling. When we integrate our mental and emotional intelligence, we improve our access to our intuition and creativity.
The conversation includes discussing Brene Brown's book, "I Thought It Was Me."
For more information on Dr. Jayne Gardner and further reading material, visit https://drjaynegardner.com/ For more information on The Spiritual Artist podcast, visit www.spiritualartistoday.com