Carrying Emotional Stress ...
Updated: Aug 26, 2022
Out of the blue, you began to cry. Who cries when doing the dishes, walking the dog, hugging your child, or giving care to a loved one or client? As a healthcare professionals, we know what it feels like to carry the emotional burdens of clients back home. If you are a nurse or healthcare provider you may experience a frustrated heart when staffing schedules are unsafe. Lack of sleep can cause your emotions to come out of control. If you have witnessed a person get well from the treatment and care are given to another, hearts can rejoice! Our hearts hurt from the experiences and memories — both sweet and bitter – that come floating to our minds when we least expect it. But the heart isn’t the only place that feels emotions. The brain can be one of the sources of both emotional and physical pain. The muscles, too, can hold memories and act as sources of emotional pain, according to John Sarno, MD, a leader in musculoskeletal pain and emotional stress.
Our issues are in our tissues
One of the go-to comforts during times of emotional stress and grief is your relationship with Rose otto or Rosa damascena otto. Rose otto is one of the three main products created from the damask rose (Rosa damascena) cultivated in Bulgaria. It takes about 60,000 roses (120 pounds) to make one ounce of Rose otto. This very expensive essential oil costs about $95.00 for 2 ml, but it is worth the price for its healing properties. The scent from Rosa damascena has helped the emotional wellbeing of our clients. They have stated muscles, mind, and breathing relax when they inhale it during emotionally stressful times. You can create this powerful Rose otto blend as a 1% dilution in sweet almond oil and then apply it to your temples for a headache or anoint your heart with one or two drops when you are crying or celebrating memories.
“There is no path to peace, but peace itself is the path.”
Richard Rohr, Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality
An a essential oil blend with Rosa damascena can relax and calm. You may discover that your thoughts and breaths come at a slower pace, your muscles lose a bit of their tension, and most importantly, your spirit feels a bit lighter. Cope with stress and get better sleep with emotional balance when you add Rose damascena to your self-care plan. Connect with us if you want more education and guidance with essential oils for emotional wellbeing.
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