Going for the Jugular: The Quest for Emotional Expression

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In the early years of my private practice, I found that when clients gave expression to the emotions behind their issues, the physical discomfort they came in with often resolved quicker and more effectively than had the issue been treated without the aid of expression.

More effectively meant that the discomfort lessened in intensity, or was eliminated for a longer period of time than if the physical issue was treated without emotional expression.

I could not deny this link. I found in my own office a reliable connection between non-expressed emotion and physical conditions.

My initial response was to go for the jugular…

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