Are You Running From Your Emotional Distress?

Every phase of life contains moments of both joy and emotional distress regardless of who you are or how wealthy you are. Indeed, emotional distress is central to the human experience. What makes the difference in your heart and mind is how you handle these circumstances. You can go into denial, push them away or run from it, but, you can not get away from your emotions for long.

As a baby, when you began to explore your world, you felt emotional distress when you were prevented from doing certain things or did not get your way. As an adolescent and teenager you might have experienced disappointment, frustration or were teased. As an adult you feel emotional distress when your spouse shows lack of interest, the bills pile up, pressures from work, relationships become complicated or you have a set back

While running is a healthy protocol to dispel stress or maintain weight, it can become an obsession to avoid confronting one’s emotions. Running from one’s emotional distress can be literal and figurative.

Either form of running seems to protect you from the bad feelings, albeit the feelings are still lurking beneath the surface because they have not been faced head on. They will reappear when you least expect it. Some common examples of figuratively running from one’s emotional pain are unhealthy eating habits, smoking,  using prescription or illegal drugs, abuse of alcohol or other excessive behaviors/habits. These coping strategies add another problem on top of the existing issue of avoiding facing the emotional distress.

You are running away from you emotional distress if you…

• Avoid conflict

• Refuse to examine your motives and feelings

• Hold people at a distance

• Have difficulty trusting

• Have push/pull relationships – be close don’t be close

• Allow resentment to build up towards others

• Isolate yourself

• Have difficulty asking for help

• Verbally attack people

• Have sensitivity to feedback about your behavior

• Think more highly of yourself than others (arrogance)

• Build yourself up while putting others down

• Exaggerate your accomplishments

The trials in life you face transpire for a reason. They are a catalyst for emotional and spiritual growth. Emotional and spiritual growth only transpires when you examine your motives and feelings. While you will find some issues easy to resolve, other issues seem overwhelming and insurmountable. When you encounter the issues that seem overwhelming and insurmountable you need to engage with a professional who combines creating the future while healing the past.

Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Transformation protocol (EPST) creates the future while healing the past. The EPST protocol uses hypnosis. It is direct, focused and highly effective. In four hours you will make subtle and effective transitions to self-discovery and empowerment. It is precise, powerful, easily administered and is an accurate way of changing the landscape of your inner and outer mind, body and spirit. EPST allows you to access your past, present and future – as well as your subconscious, and clear negative energy on all levels – mind, body and spirit.

The belief that it takes years of psychoanalysis or behavioral therapy to create peace of mind is inaccurate and antiquated.

American Health Magazine (1969) reported the following findings from a study by Alfred A. Barrios, PhD. An updated study “Hypnotherapy: A Reappraisal” by Alfred A. Barrios, Ph.D. published in Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice (Spring, 1970) clearly points out – Hypnosis is more effective and works more quickly than traditional talk-therapy or psychoanalysis. See source below.

• Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions

• Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions

• Hypnotherapy 93% recovery after 6 sessions


Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Metaphysician – Certified Hypnosis Practitioner, Author and Speaker. Dr. Dorothy facilitates clearing blocks, fears and limiting beliefs. You can live the life you desire. She brings awareness to concepts not typically obvious to one’s thoughts and feelings.