Getting Better Instead Of Bitter

When someone does something that makes us angry or causes us pain, we can hold onto the pain and stress long after the event. Perhaps the other person has moved on or was not even aware that they caused you harm. However, you can remain trapped in bitterness for years, or even decades.

What Is Bitterness?

When you ask, “What is bitterness?”, you probably know that it means food that’s acrid or pungent. The same unpleasantness is also associated with the emotion of bitterness. Holding onto the emotion will never give you a warm or comforting feeling.

Once the harm has occurred, we can bury the pain so deeply that we don’t even realize that we’re still angry or hurt. We learn to get on with our lives and live with it, but until you get to the cause of the emotion and deal with it, the bitterness will never go away. It might seem small at first, but it can grow and cause you real problems such as muscle tension and physical pain.

How to Overcome Bitterness and Resentment

If you have chronic pain or unresolved emotional issues, getting to the root of bitterness and the emotion behind it can be the first step in overcoming it. Many times, people feel a sense of relief from chronic pain and other symptoms as soon as the bitterness is released.

We can’t always know how to overcome bitterness and resentment by ourselves, and it’s not always an easy process. However, a trained professional can help you to get to the root of bitterness and facilitate ways that you can emotionally release it. There’s no need to be trapped by bitterness and its side effects in the body.

If you’re ready to take the first step in freeing yourself from the emotions that follow hurt and anger, reach out to Christina Kim at the Emotion Code today to schedule an appointment.