Emotions help us stay engaged, help us communicate better, and find solutions to problems. has a role. Life may seem worthless even in front of those closest to us when we no longer feel our emotions, no longer happy or sad. can cause emotional numbness in people. Certain antidepressants and medications can also cause emotional numbness as a side effect. The good thing, however, is that it doesn’t last forever and there are always things you can do to overcome it. (Read also: Hrithik Roshan recalls he was ‘on the verge of depression’: I thought I was dying when I was at war)
“Emotional numbness disconnects individuals from their inner world, their external environment, and their loved ones. Those who experience it tend to feel alienated, even when surrounded by people they care about, such as joy or satisfaction. Emotional numbness is a traumatic event or series of events.Trauma includes physical, sexual, or emotional abuse as well as other forms of business coach, NLP expert, healer, founder, director of Gateway of Healing.
Depression and anxiety can also cause emotional numbness. People with depression may experience loss of interest in activities they once enjoyed, feelings of hopelessness, and helplessness. Likewise, people with anxiety may find it difficult to experience positive emotions and relax. Another cause of emotional numbness is the long-term use of certain drugs, especially antidepressants and psychotropic drugs. There are also possible side effects from chronic use of recreational drugs.
Dr. Chandni Tugnait shares how to deal with emotional numbness.
1. Seek professional help
If you think you’re experiencing emotional numbness, it’s important to see a mental health professional or therapist to determine the underlying cause of your emotional numbness and develop a treatment plan. A home can help you work through traumatic events and teach you coping skills to manage your emotions.
2. Practice Mindfulness
Mindfulness can help you become more aware of your emotions and experience them more fully. You can also learn to accept your emotions and avoid judging yourself in certain ways.
Self-care is essential for emotional well-being. Get enough sleep, eat healthy, and take time to do what you love. Taking care of your physical health can help improve your mental health.
4. Gradual exposure
Gradual exposure increases your emotional resilience and allows you to experience the emotions you are feeling. Allow yourself to feel, process and understand every emotion in a safe environment.
5. Be patient
Dealing with emotional numbness can be a long and difficult process. It’s important to be patient and understand that there is no “quick fix”. Recovering from emotional numbness takes time and effort. It is imperative to be patient with yourself and remember that it is normal to have ups and downs in the healing process.
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