For some time, focus in the West has been on the biological aspects of healing, and whilst important, the neglect of the world of feelings, and spirit, has resulted in anxiety, depression, addiction, and many more emotional health issues.
When feelings are supressed, it can result in physical ill health. Treatment of the physical condition alone may provide a temporary cure, but healing long term can only come when the emotional root cause has been identified, and worked through.
RESEARCH – 2015
A study explored the prevalence and experience of SCEs (Self Conscious Emotions); guilt, shame, humiliation and embarrassment in chronic musculoskeletal pain patients compared to controls, and assessed the relationship between SCEs and disability in pain patients. The findings showed that when participants in the pain group felt guilt or shame, experienced humiliation or embarrassment, their physical pain significantly increased.