Emotion: Key to health, family, business, & investing 

Only get what you value most

What advantages will I get here?
How is emotion important?
When are emotions suppressed?
How can they be released?

What advantages will I get here?
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How is emotion important?

For yourself, emotions are signals to you (from you) of how to adapt to new situations. In relationships and families, emotions are still signals for how to adapt to new situations, including signals from other people to you. In marketing a business, emotions are key to creating interest, guiding people’s experience (elevating demand), and efficiently stimulating action (increasing purchases and profit margins). For investors, understanding the emotions of hope, greed, and fear are essential to maximizing safe profits. By studying measurements of the emotions of other investors, risks and opportunities can be evaluated easily and precisely.

When are emotions suppressed?

Have you ever been the only adult around a bunch of kids? Were you ever responsible for getting them somewhere on a specific schedule?

If so, then you might have been interested in influencing the emotions of the kids. Maybe you were skillful at directing their attention so that they would be eager to conform to your plans. Through observing others and personal experience, we can increase our skill at directing the attention, interpretations, and behaviors of others. However, what if your first attempts were not successful? What if you were dealing with “herding” a group of puppies? What if you were in the middle of a natural disaster and dealing with 200 refugees who did not speak your language?

In some cases, the emotional responses of a particular individual may not be very important to the welfare of the group as a whole (or to the interests of a specific special interest group). In fact, it would be rare for a very large group to have much concern for the emotions of a single individual.

So, when there is a large imbalance of power within a social group and the emotions of a particular organism are not a priority to the overall process, then it is common that the economically-dependent organism will be shamed in to emphasizing the display of certain emotions (while suppressing others). A social authority may also stimulate specific positive emotions in order to overwhelm an individual and promote compliance. In extreme cases, medications may even be used to suppress all emotions.

Typically, most individuals will develop chronic physical tensions in order to inhibit the display of certain emotions that have been socially shamed as “too disruptive” or “negative.” Individuals of low social value may be programmed to “just think positive.” Why suppress of certain thought patterns? Because the social authority does not want to be distracted from important priorities by the displays of anxiety and discontent from people of low social value.

So, the social authority’s typical adaption will be to take actions to at least suppress the emotions of the low value individuals (unless ignoring them is sufficient). However, the relevant adaption for the individual targeted for suppression will be to develop their independence, such as through increasing their own private economic power or raising their social status (by improving their perceived value within the social group).

How can they be released?

Emotions that have been buried or blocked can be released through two general mechanisms. First, there can be a crisis in which the repressed emotions explodes through the learned barriers. Such a crisis can be relatively chaotic and stressful. Further, the exposure of the suppressed emotion may be temporary, since the suppression mechanism has not been removed but only over-powered. However, there is another alternative.

As an analogy, many automobiles have a parking brake. It is possible to overpower the parking brake without releasing it. However, it is quite easy to release that brake and then it will also be easier to accelerate the vehicle.

In fact, it will be so much easier to accelerate that someone who is used to driving with the parking brake engaged will need time to adjust. They will be used to pressing much harder on the acceleration pedal than wil now be needed. They will need to re-calibrate.

Can I release someone’s else emotional “brakes?” Not only can I release someone else’s, but so can they.

In fact, there is no actual mechanical part that can be engaged as an emotional “brake” (although that is a decent analogy). What we use to inhibit emotional displays is muscles. When muscles are chronically tight, one of the best ways to relax them is to gently move them. Tighten them a bit and relax them a bit, then repeat.

Habitual muscle tensions can be changed by changing the amount of tenseness in each muscle. So, habitual muscle tensions that block the display of particular emotional signals can be changed by gently moving the relevant muscles.

Which movements go with which emotions? Below is a chart related to several primary emotions. For simplicity, we focus here on facial expressions (or even just eyebrow positions). While this is very incomplete presentation, it is a great place to start. You can briefly explore making the expressions of each emotion below and then keep reading.

                    eyebrows in       eyebrows raised        eyebrows out

repulsions          anger                 fright                      grief

attractions          desire               gratitude                  joy
                        advancing     investigating        relaxing
Notice the 6 faces below. The 2 on the left show the “advancing emotions” of anger and desire. The 2 in the middle show the “investigating emotions” of fright and gratitude. The 2 on the right show the “relaxing emotions” of grief and joy. Now notice that there are only 3 different faces shown (each “column” has two identical faces).

eyebrows only
Before we get too excited about the simplicity of the chart, there is something else that is relevant to add here. This next detail might be “bad news” to some of you.

Suppressing the display of particular emotions through habitual muscle tension is a coping mechanism. That mechanism is functional. So, simply removing that mechanism may be of no great importance. If the mechanism is still relevant, then it can be re-engaged instantly.

It is easy to release emotional blocks. However, the emotional blocks were there for a reason. If there is still a social context in which those emotional suppressions were functional, then the underlying issue of increasing economic independence is still relevant.

Further, the original coping mechanisms may not be as functional as they used to be. So, in addition to relaxing old habits, plus developing new economic independence, there is a third issue of forming more efficient coping mechanisms for social stress. Typically, suppressing the display of certain emotions will continue to be adapative at least occaisonally. However, there is also the issue of being able to give more complex (more precise) signals as well as to accurately perceive the signals that others present (which may include signals that are intended to be distracting or deceptive).

In other words, to just release past emotional suppressions is typically not itself of great importance. It is just one step. It is also a very easy step to reverse.
Our services assist people to release emotional suppressions and access their full range of emotions, then to re-calibrate their own emotional displays (by using smaller amounts of energy and movement to produce more precise social effects), and then to dramatically improve their economic power and social status. If you immediately think “but I do not care about improving my economic power or my social status,” that is perfect, too. You may be startled by the intense vitalty and motivation that you experience once we begin to “take the lid off” of your desire.

A reflexive thought to resist the fulfillment of your self-interests is a classic indication of a “stress response” (to a perceived threat). To suggest that everyone has desires can trigger hysteria in people who have been programmed to experience shame to resist and invalidate their own desires. The hysterical reflex of “but I do not care about that” presents a very ironic display in that case:

“I do not care about the things that I care about the most!”

What is the result that such a social display would be designed to produce? It is designed to signal to others to withdraw! It says “I am too ashamed and terrified to learn anything new. I lack confidence to proceed on my own.”

However, for someone who is reading this, then I the author am not present with you. Your fears and shames might stop you, but they do not stop me, right?

Perhaps you will eventually take the initiative to contact me and express your interest. If so, then your action will either be immediate or not.

I am not inviting you to proceed on your own. That is what you have already been doing, right? I am inviting you to experiment with receiving my assistance. If you are then startled by the experience of intense vitalty and motivation, then it may be worth it to you to continue to invest your time and resources in to this exploration.

You will simply discover what you care about most (which has been buried undernearth of what you have socially pressured to present to others as what you care about). After you re-discover your deepest motivations, then you will efficiently fulfill them. If relevant, then we can even do it together.

“What I want to focus on now is:”

What I value most

What someone else says that I should value most

(By the way, I am someone else- not you- and I say that what you should care about most is what you really do care about most!)

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