EMOTIONAL ALCHEMY: How to Integrate Emotional Pain with Grief Coach AmarAtma KhalsaOct 28, 2021
Today’s episode is an invitation to be a pattern-breaker.
When we experience “negative” emotions like fear, shame, anger and grief...we isolate that emotion, put it in a box and hide that emotion so it never sees the light of day. However, this strategy doesn’t magically *poof* make the difficult emotions disappear. Rather, they show up through overblown reactions and physical signs and symptoms.
Some of us have closets full of unexamined emotions. And it is completely understandable that we do this! First of all, it’s uncomfortable to sit with difficult emotions. And societally, we’re validated for holding our feelings in. We tell our children to “be strong” when they are on the verge of tears. We tell ourselves that we have to “keep it together”.
This is why it is a revolutionary act to lean into our emotional pain. Being a pattern-breaker means that you are giving yourself the permission to follow cycles of pain to completion in order to integrate the feeling and story as a part of your lived experience.
This conversation with AmarAtma Khalsa inspires me to continue to surround myself with people who have done this deep work so that emotional alchemy can be a co-regulatory experience.
What You'll Learn in this Episode:
- Why we need to invite physical sensations when working with blocked and dense energy and emotions
- How to normalize emotional processes so we can alchemize our experiences
- Why the strategy of “Letting go” is unproductive without integration
- How Perfectionism is a coping mechanism that keeps us blocked from true connection and belonging
- Approaching triggers as invitations to do deeper work
- “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts” by Gabor Mate
- “On Death and Dying” by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
- “When Things Fall Apart” by Pema Chodron
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Kat Lee is an Intimacy + Relationship Coach, host of The Empowered Curiosity Podcast and Creator of The Heart Lab. She guides pattern-breakers to alchemize their emotions and embody their healing journey to cultivate intimacy as a spiritual practice.
AmarAtma has extensive training in end of life care with speciality certifications in Advanced Palliative Care Chaplaincy, Crisis and Prevention Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Management, and Communication and Optimal Resolution.
This podcast is made possible with sound production by Andre Lagace.
I facilitate conversations through 1:1 coaching and various community offerings to guide curious humans to remember their True Self - who they are beyond the conditioning, the "shoulds", the trauma stories + the overriding of desires. If you need permission to step into the wholeness of your emotions and Being, let me show you that you’ve been the one holding the pen.