Emotional conflict

Emotional conflict

Emotional conflict is the presence in the subconscious of different and opposing emotions relating to a situation that has recently taken place or is in the process of being unfolded, accompanied at times by a physical discomfort and in particular by tension headaches.Fact|date=September 2007


Situations which cause emotional conflicts can be every day occurrences which might seem at the time unimportant; as in the case of having to decide whether or not to accept an invitation to dinner, where a person we don't like or wish to see is likely to be, but where another family member whom we do wish to see is likely to be as well, or when there is an underlying anger against a friend or a family member that we are unable or afraid to express for fear of hurting their feelings, and therefore repress, or when we are doing something we don't like and resent having to do.Fact|date=September 2007


These inner emotional conflicts can sometimes result in physical discomfort or pain, often in the form of tension headaches, the duration of which can range from a few minutes to days and in some cases even months, but would normally be a few hours. These tension headaches can be episodic or chronic, with episodic normally occurring less than 15 days a month, and chronic occurring 15 day or more a month and sometimes stretching over a few months. The pain associated with Tension headaches is normally mild to moderate, but can be severe.Fact|date=September 2007

Possible remedy

Physical discomfort or pain without apparent cause is the way our body is telling us of an underlying emotional turmoil and anxiety. One way of dealing with such physical manifestations is by becoming aware of the real life conflict that triggered them. While it is not easy, and at times might even seem impossible, by relaxing, calming down, and trying to find out what recent experience or event could have been the cause of our inner conflict, by bringing these underlying conflict to our awareness, by rationally looking at and dealing with the conflicting desires and needs, a gradual dissipation and relief of the pain is possible.Fact|date=September 2007

Further reading

*"Modern Madness", Douglas LaBier : The Hidden Link Between Work and Emotional Conflict

External links

* [http://www.uhs.uga.edu/healthtopics/tension_headache.html The University Health Center, Tension headache, causes and possible remedies. ]
* [http://www.williams.edu/admin/health/ephnotes/notes055.html TENSION HEADACHE]

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