We are all feeling it -- this pandemic malaise.
After more than eighteen months of shutdowns, masks, vaccine hopes and new variants, we have come to the end of what psychologists call “surge capacity”—our physiological ability to draw on extra physical and mental resources in stressful situations. We are worn out, tired of the pandemic in all its phases, and need a break from the stress.
Amy Cuddy and JillEllyn Riley  describe pandemic flux syndrome in their Washington Post article. Not a clinical condition, but a description of what “many people are [currently] experiencing: a starkly different set of feelings — blunted emotions, spikes in anxiety and depression, and a desire to drastically change something about their lives.” To observe the extremes people are willing to go, one only needs to watch a few newscasts about “the big resignation” and the frantic search for new homes at skyrocketing costs.
It’s an excellent article! It brought to mind EmRes sessions I’ve conducted and conversations I’ve had over the last few months. We are all responding to subconscious fears that have crept up on us in a slow but insidious way. It expresses as anxiety and depression at the same time.
Emotional tensions brought on by fear often don’t feel like fear in the traditional sense. It can just feel uncomfortable, a low-level agitation or disquiet—a subconscious knowing that something is not right. And when it persists long enough, we’ll do something to quell the discomfort.
Escape/Avoidance is about moving away from the situation or object of the fear.
· Eating, drinking, exercising more to calm down than for the gastronomic joy or pleasure of movement?
· Isolating after lockdown is over by resisting social interaction, safely in-person or otherwise
· An overwhelming desire to stay in bed under a weighted blanket
When we tried to return to normal, as we did between variant surges last summer, our expectations and experiences were unlikely to match. Too many big and small things have changed. In the confusing emptiness and discomfort that follows, we may then try to take control—another fear response.
Taking Control/Overpowering is about controlling the situation(s) where fear represents itself.
· Quitting your job without another one lined up (the great resignation)
· Spending any amount on a new house (the current real-estate boom)
· Moving out to the country or another state when your situation doesn’t require it
· Traveling despite the obstacles of rapid testing, vaccine passports, and potential new travel restrictions and quarantines as you go
· Showing up at public meetings and making demands for your comfort alone
There is nothing particularly wrong with some of these actions. We buy houses, move to other states, enjoy food and drink, etc. But when done to quell the discomfort, it’s a fear response, and we should think about it differently.
When we remove the underlying fears with Emotional Resolution, EmRes, we are confident that our inner demons do not drive our activities. We should travel, change jobs and locations, eat, drink and work out because we enjoy it. And not out of disquiet or unnamed concern.
EmRes is a simple method of clearing unprocessed emotions from our past. These buried emotions disrupt our current life and behavior by derailing our perception by the triggered blinders. Our subconscious identifies present environmental stimuli similar to the original emotional injury circumstances and predicts the same will happen again.
Using current events that trigger past emotions, EmRes resolves the emotional body memory, eradicating it.
Each EmRes session is a quiet and calm conversation between the EmRes practitioner and the client. Each session has a starting point or goal, decided by the client. The practitioner guides the client through the EmRes process on one or many aspects of concern. The client remains fully conscious, in control and in a safe space for the session duration.
EmRes won’t change your politics! But it will let go of past injuries and root your choices in the present.
Are you ready to make fear-less decisions?
Sue Siebens is an intuitive holistic healer based in Dallas, Texas. In her practice, she uses techniques that work at a fundamentallevel, where the roots of the illness, fear, and pain can be accessed and resolved. Sue teaches and writes to raise awareness about these new technologies so that as many people as possible can find relief and peace in their life.