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Emotional Recovery Module Five

Updated on September 6, 2009

Emotional Recovery Mission Statement

Today is my birthday; I turn 61. It has been a year of many ups and downs, many challenges. I thought you might be interested in the overall process of emotional recovery that I use to raise my spirit above these challenges. Namaste.

We are meeting here today to discover positive ways of having a healthier, happier, more balanced life. Whether the challenge we face is medical, emotional, mental, social, financial, a relationship issue, or a negative habit, we affirm that the answers will be revealed to us. To accomplish this, we make a commitment to learn the following pathways to emotional recovery—the balance between mind, body, and soul:

#1. We will practice ways to limit and control negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

#2. We will also practice nurturing ourselves and taking better care of our positive side.

#3. We will search for and utilize spiritual principles.

This process will include applying and learning the following 8 steps to emotional recovery:

#1. Be honest.

#2. Be open.

#3. Stop and Think.

#4. See the red flags.

#5. Face our feelings.

#6. Admit we are powerless by ourselves to change.

#7. Let go of ego.

#8. Choose the positive.

A better life is possible for us right now: we will slow down, take a deep breath, and choose the positive.

Module Five: Face Your Feelings

A. Share a problem--something that is stressing you out.

B. Describe how you feel as follows:

1. I feel angry because..........

2. I feel sad because......

3. I feel worried because.....

4. I feel fearful because........

5. I feel guilty because.......

C. Learn how to manage these emotions better:

1. What negative thought am I holding on to?

2. What positive thought can I put in it's place?

3. How can I take better care of myself?

D. Remember the Stop and Think Process:

1. Take deep breaths.

2. Say a mantra.

3. Talk to a positive person.


Just work the outline above and let me know if it helps to restore the balance. It works for me and hopefully it will work for you.

The Redwoods Close to Our Home

Raise me Up!


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      Rebecca Sue Mallory 

      9 years ago from Central Texas

      Thanks q. Right now I am wallowing in my sorrows and I need to snap out of it! thanks for the tips and advice. Happy Birthday as well!

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      Mike Dennis 

      9 years ago

      Namaste to you as well. I love that greeting "I SALUTE THE INNER LIGHT WITHIN YOU" and use it often. Thanks for joining my fan club. I hope you enjoy my HUBS. I will read yours. You are a very deep and compassionate man who has given so much to others and still does. Yes, though I'm deeply into the 'psychic realm' and metaphysics, and spirituality, my first love is Psychology and I have been on the emotional healing path all of my life as my book Halfway to Heaven tells the story. Cheers to you and I hope you write another book. Mike Dennis

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      9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Happy Birthday, Qlcoach! The guidance you just gave is something I will implement, so I have printed this.

      Just noticed by checking your profile again, that you published your book. Will get a copy next month, as I just purchased tickets and booked a hotel to travel during Christmas back East so I am tight with money this month, but least its a fun expense. I am really looking forward to your book!

      Much love and peace to you and your wife. :)

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      Gary Eby 

      9 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      Thank your my dear friends for your positive comments and support. I'm reminded of an old and wise spiritual principle: "The more we give, the more we receive!" Peace...Gary.

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      9 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Dear Gary, I wish you happy birthday and life fulfilled with love, joy and abundance...

      He, he, life is very much like hiking: ups and downs are normal part of every hiking trail.

      Hugs and love.

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      janine singh 

      9 years ago

      My Dearest Friend Gary,your presence today filed my spirit with so much joy,because you allowed me to be a part of your special day,your comments and words are filled with wisdom and how I wish I was around you to give you a great big hug and best wishes for allowing us to be a special part of your day.I wish you joy,peace and many warm experiences to fill your life with happiness,happy 61st birthday my dear friend.lots of love janine

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      Alfreta Sailor 

      9 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks qcoach, for the helpful tips on how to have a balanced life. Some of those things listed I already do, but others I will implement in my life ASAP. About the mantra, mine is "this too shall end." I always use that when things seem too much to handle. It's interesting how age has a way of giving us a new prospective on life. When I turned 60, I had seen so many seasonal changes in my life that I realized finally that nothing stays the same, neither the good nor the bad. Ergo, my mantra. So thank you qcoach for sharing those wonderful points.


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