It’s hard to function when we are feeling hurt and needing emotional healing.  Sometimes we just need help finding the right emotional healing resources to help us heal.  I hope this Emotional Healing Series is helpful for you.

Emotional Healing Resources:

Part 1:

5 Steps to Create Your Own Emotional Healing:
In Mind, Body, and Spirit

If you haven’t read Emotional Healing: Part One yet, check it out.  These are the steps that I use for my own emotional healing.

Part 2:

Guided Imagery, Aroma Freedom Technique,
and Emotional Freedom Technique

This is part two: Finding Emotional Healing Resources.  Part two focuses on a resources that can be helpful to reduce stress and heal from emotional stress.

So, how you can you improve your emotional wellness and restore your emotional health?

In This Blog Post

4 Ways to Heal Emotional Stress:

I was asked to speak at a Healing Strong support group meeting and I want to share a few resources that help me heal from emotional stress.

The support group’s general focus was helping people heal from chronic physical pain in natural ways, and at this particular meeting, the focus was emotional healing and de-stressing.

  1. 5 Steps to Create Your Own Emotional Healing in the Mind, Body, and Spirit (Part 1)
  2. Guided Imagery
  3. Aroma Freedom Technique
  4. Emotional Freedom Technique
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Resources can be helpful to reduce stress and heal from emotional stress.

1. Guided Imagery

Coco Dupont, a retired psychotherapist, shared a relaxing guided imagery that was very calming and soothing.  She shared a number of helpful ideas for improving emotional wellness when going through a physical illness.

·     Journal

·     Practicing gratitude

·     Being in the present moment

·     Music

·     Laugh daily

·     Support: on-line or in person

·     Positive Affirmations

·     Guided Imagery

Guided Imagery can help improve the tapes that you play in your heads on a daily basis.  These tapes entail your thoughts, beliefs, and negative self-talk.

Practicing guided imagery can help you:

·     Modify your unhelpful beliefs àhelpful beliefs

·     Change your negative thoughts àpositive thoughts

·     Tap into your inner strengths

·     Imagining health and healing

Free Apps with Guided Imagery

Insight Timer

My new favorite guided imagery and meditation app, includes over a 9,000 free meditations, talks, music, tracks, and courses!!


A great app for beginners who want to meditate and aren’t sure where to start: an app for meditation and mindfulness.


An app for meditation technique for sleep and stress reduction: meditation, breathe, sleep, and relax.

Resources for Guided Imagery

Guided imagery relaxation scripts can focus and help with healing, dealing with anger, body image, exams, headaches, nightmares, and panic attacks, to name a few.

Visualization scripts can help you visualize yourself on a beach, meadow, floating on a cloud, starry sky, protective light, relaxation for homework anxiety, and other peaceful visualizations.

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Imagine beautiful waves on the sea shore with calm wind and a peaceful sunset.

Kids guided imagery

Kids can use guided imagery and learn early in their lives how to improve emotional wellness.  Topics can include taming the anger dragon, relaxing and regulating emotions from the Inside Out, relaxing with otters, and still pond.

2. Aroma Freedom Technique

Carol Hebert, a certified natural health practitioner and Aroma Freedom Technique (AFT) practitioner explains how AFT a simple, step by step process using imagery and aromatherapy, created from a brain-based method.

Aroma Freedom Technique helps you:

·     identify and release fears and self-doubt

·     emotional triggers

·     reprogram limiting beliefs

·     dissolve negative thoughts

·     allow freedom within a permanent shift

·     enhance clarity

·     feel energized afterwards

Carol led everyone in the support group through a 60 Second Aroma Reset Technique.  She shared a wonderful blend of Young Living essential oils to help us feel safe, reduce tension, and dissolve negative emotions.

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A sample of my Young Living essential oils.

Dr. Benjamin Parker developed the Aroma Freedom Technique and Academy.  Essential oils enter the brain through the limbic system, our emotional brain, where emotions and trauma are stored.  These buried difficult memories are obstacles that can be accessed through the essential oils.  Now that the essential oils are opening the brain, identifying thoughts and feelings can help unblock your success.

3. Emotional Freedom Technique

Dr. Marc D’Aunoy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  He and his wife offer counseling services at The Kitchen Table Counseling and Life Coaching in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Recall Healing workshops are offered once a month, helping people discover and release specific emotional stressors that are connected to many physical illnesses and behavioral problems.  Gilbert Renaud wrote a book Pyramid Health about Recall Healing, a mind-body approach, helps people resolve unresolved conflicts and their bodies return to health.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or Tapping) is a new technique combining psychology and the ancient Oriental healing art of acupressure.  Tapping helps clear the blocked energy and emotions trapped in your body.  Tapping on the meridian parts of the body releases negative emotions and stress which have been downloaded into certain parts of the body.

Dr. D’Aunoy explained how disease is connected to conflict, and that to heal the disease, we need to heal the conflict.  Many times the people we interact with influence our daily lives, positively and negatively.  When it’s negative conflict, it’s stored in our genes.  Tapping accesses and releases the conflict, brining relief and healing.

Gary Craig, the founder of EFT, offers free tutorials on his website with details on how to practice EFT and he even offers a free e-book with new updates on EFT.

Series on Emotional Healing

  1. Part one focuses on 5 steps creating your own emotional wellness and healing in mind, body, and spirit.
  2. Part two focuses on finding emotional wellness through Guided Imagery, Aroma Freedom Technique, and Emotional Freedom Technique.

Related Blog Posts:

Read more about calming emotions in 4 Ways of Calming Anxiety: 12 steps to calm mind, body, and spirit:

  • Name It Tame It
  • Basic Emotions

Healing in Mind, Body, Heart, Spirit, and Relationships

Whether you’ve experienced stress or trauma, chronic illness or a one-time illness, we all need healing.  Healing the mind, body, heart, and spirit brings healing to stressful experiences, traumatic memories, physical illness, and mental illnesses.

I hope these resources can help you heal from emotional stress and improve your journey to whole wellness.  Maybe you’d like to try the Guided Imagery, Aroma Freedom Technique, or the Emotional Freedom Technique.

Healing the whole person with the 5 steps I mentioned in Part 1 can also help you create your own emotional healing.

What resources help you heal from emotional stress?

Comment below and share what helps you heal from emotional stress.  I’d love to hear from you, please leave me a comment, or join me on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

What helps you heal your emotional stress?


Disclaimer: This information is not meant to take the place of counseling or therapy.  This article has resources about restoring wellness, and is based on my journey and my experiences.  If at any time you feel uncomfortable or need to talk to someone, wellness resources can help you find a counselor and other resources that might be helpful.