Even though our emotions may not always be the source of physical or behavioural disorders, they may aggravate the symptoms. So, as part of our work at Tipi Association, we have ensured that certain qualified professionals are also trained to make the connection between emotions and physical and behavioral disorders and help people regulate these emotions.
What kind of conditions can you help people with?
Our emotions cause biological stress. This stress, if it is intense or repetitive, attacks the most vulnerable parts of our body. Under these conditions, the body will deteriorate for as long as the emotion persists. To help our body repair itself, we need to regulate the emotional stress.
Here are just some of the psychosomatic disorders that emotional regulation can improve:
- pain (headaches, migraines, aches, back pain, stomach pain, slow post-injury recovery, fibromyalgia etc.)
- skin conditions (acne, eczema, psoriasis, herpes, stye, hives, fungal infections, mouth ulcers, vitiligo, etc.)
- allergic disorders (food, pollen, perfume, dust, cats, etc.)
- chronic fatigue
- sleep disorders and insomnia
- attention deficit disorders and hyperactivity
- weight disorders
- menstrual disorders (painful periods, heavy menstrual bleeding, menstrual irregularities, etc.)
- sexual disorders
- reproductive disorders
- visual impairment
- chronic diseases (asthma, bronchitis, angina, cystitis, etc.)
- blood pressure disorders (hypotension or hypertension)
- digestive disorders (constipation, diarrhea, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, etc.)
Recurring and stereotyped behaviors
So as not to suffer from certain conscious and subconscious emotional disorders we substitute them with other behaviours – addictions, compulsive reactions, controlling behavior, avoidance – and all of these instantaneously bypass the painful emotions. We can neutralise these substitution behaviors by identifying the emotional impulse that they seek to bypass and regulating that emotion. Once the emotion is regulated, there is no need to revert to the substitution behavior.
- addictions (alcohol, cigarettes, social media, compulsively checking phones, video games, binge watching tv programmes, sugar, work, extreme sports, etc.)
- obsessive-compulsive disorders
- repetitive and stereotyped behaviours (constantly looking at yourself in the mirror, twisting your hair, always tidying your things in the same place, constantly looking at the time, making lists, etc.)
- eating disorders
- repeated panic attacks
- sleeping disorders
- amnesia and recurring forgetfulness
- learning difficulties (dyspraxia, dyslexia, etc.)