The term Birth Doula, is given to a person who provides support to a mother giving birth. There are Death Doulas who support the end of life process. An Emotion Doula is one who walks along side a person as they process their emotions, helping them clear away blocked energy. Sensations that surface in humans are as natural as breathing. They don’t always feel good, but they are a big part of what makes us human. Staying present with sensations as they arise can be difficult due to their intensity, and potential connection with trauma.
We currently live in society where we are encouraged to stuff down our emotions and tell each other the lie that this is what makes us strong. When emotions are attached to trauma they don’t just go away, they may go underground (unconscious) for a while but they will not leave our body until they are metabolized (felt). They will remain inside until, like the beach ball forced under water, eventually exploding at the surface of our lives.
Through my work as an Emotion Doula I support people in processing their emotions and assist in reconnecting them with those submerged feelings. Blocking our emotions is like throwing out our internal GPS system; Without Connection we grope through the darkness in our lives with no direction. Shutting our feelings down affects all of our relationships. Lack of connection with ourselves plays itself out in the scarcity of connection with all others. Processing our emotions renders more freedom to Live fulfilling lives.
The tools that I teach you will make it easier for you to live daily life without fear of stepping on an emotion landmine. What if you didn’t have to worry about being around the people who trigger unruly emotions in you?: The co-worker who rubs you the wrong way, relatives who still treat you as a child, friends and lovers who are now considered exes? How might your life change if you were no longer worried about being blind-sided by shame, resentment, grief, anger, jealousy, fear or even by joy, and ecstasy. Guarding emotions is exhausting; learn how to free up energy and live life on your terms. This is true freedom!