A new study reveals loneliness is at epidemic levels, with almost half of Americans missing meaningful in-person daily interactions, such as having an extended conversation with a friend or spending quality time with family. Loneliness can actually be life-threatening. It raises the risk of stroke and heart disease and contributes to depression, anxiety, and other health problems.
The emotion of loneliness and sadness that people feel when they are isolated is compounded by trapped emotions from traumatic and difficult moments from the past. When an emotion becomes trapped in the body, a person will feel that emotion more easily under circumstances similar to the one that created that emotion in the first place. This trapped emotional energy will tend to overlay and color their experiences. So if a person has a trapped emotion of loneliness, for instance, that person will tend to become lonely much more readily than he or she otherwise would.
Extreme loneliness and grief can leave a person feeling as if his or her heart has literally broken. Heartbreak is a real condition that can damage health and lead to premature death. A UK study found that bereavement doubles a person’s chances of dying of a heart attack or stroke.
We don’t have to live like this. There are things we can do to help ourselves and others overcome loneliness and become healthier and happier in the process. Here are three steps you can take now:
Most importantly, take steps to release your own emotional baggage. In many years of practice and teaching, I have seen countless seemingly miraculous healings as a result of people simply releasing trapped emotions. We have seen lives changed, broken hearts healed, and relationships restored when people free themselves from the burdens of the past.
About Dr. Nelson: A holistic Chiropractic Physician and Medical Intuitive, Dr. Bradley Nelson is one of the world’s foremost experts in the emerging fields of Bioenergetic Medicine and Energy Psychology. He has certified thousands of practitioners worldwide in helping people overcome unresolved anger, depression, anxiety, loneliness, and other negative emotions and their associated physical symptoms. His bestselling book, "The Emotion Code," provides step-by-step instructions for working with the body's healing power. Download a free copy of the ebook and the audiobook by visiting www.EmotionCodeGift.com.