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According to researchers, the vast majority (a whopping 75-98 percent) of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. In fact, fear alone triggers more than 1,400 known physical and chemical responses in our bodies, activating more than thirty different hormones! Supported by current scientific and medical research, Dr. Caroline Leaf gives readers a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns, declaring that we are not victims of our biology.
This podcast episode by Pete Scazzero, author of Emotionally Healthy Discipleship, explores some common triggers such as defensiveness, blame, and anger. He then unpacks ways to experience God’s healing and transformation in these areas of our lives.
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Journaling is a key practice to growing in your awareness of emotions. The Mad/Sad/Glad/Afraid method is just one style of journaling. In this approach you write from a first person perspective without editing or critiquing your words and thoughts. This allows you to access the emotions that you are feeling but may be unaware and even uncomfortable with. As you do this on a daily basis or even several times a week you will grow in your ability to become aware of your emotions and to take the next step in bringing them to God in prayer and asking Him for a deeper understanding of them.