What is somatic emotional chemistry? Well you may be asking, “Alright, so once I feel my emotions within my body on a physiological level, what do I do with these feelings and sensations now?” Becoming somatically conscious means that you have begun to tap into your somatic emotional chemistry! Your body is a beautiful, rich road map that can give access to a much deeper knowledge about who you are and your experience in life. The qualities and characteristics of your feelings within your body on a sensational level is the makeup of somatic emotional chemistry.
Okay, so let’s break down emotional chemistry. This isn’t the chemistry that you have with someone you feel close to! These are the qualities of your feelings. So let’s take a closer look at the feeling of anger. (It might be worth mentioning, that emotional chemistry is different for everyone!)
This is a description of a client’s emotional chemistry of anger. “So”, I ask, “what is the chemistry of your anger?” ” Anger for me begins in my heart. It starts to burst. There are flames. I feel hot, red heat rising inside of me, running heat into my head. My heart is tight, and my breathing is shallow, I feel frozen. I feel boiling in my blood. I feel my heart beating faster. My throat is constricted. I cannot feel my legs. My legs are numb. I can’t move.”
Knowing the characteristics or emotional chemistry of anger, gives awareness to how to release the energy or restore flow.
I might ask my client that described anger, to bring awareness to his body’s sensations. With breath and guidance, he might be able to tap into one of the sensations and take note of any changes that he senses. Usually, there is a physical release of energy that follows.
Being in touch with your emotional chemistry is powerful because you become in control of your inner world. Having consciousness of blocked energy, temperature, and color has great impact on releasing symptoms, which therefore, allows you to have more awareness of your world, as well as greater satisfaction and pleasure.
Usually, a memory or an experience is tied to the emotional chemistry, which allows for clients to begin healing from a soul level. It can change your life when you read your body’s information!