When Your Emotions are Blocked

Emotions are Blocked

Have you ever been in a situation where you are so nervous that you cannot react? Maybe you try to talk, and nothing is coming out. Do you feel like this happens often in your life or do you feel that you have no way out of your life? You might have emotional blockages that are affecting your life and affecting how you function.

Emotional Blockages

Emotions are a part of everything in your life and they are internal and external. People will experience different intensity of emotions and these emotions affect the way that we act and communicate with each other.

We are born with different experiences and emotions, and we learn to express what we are feeling such as sadness or anger.

These emotions that are innate help us to know different things and to learn feelings such as jealousy or trust. This is why understand your emotions from an early age can help you to learn to manage them and to keep them in control:

  • Sadness: Sadness is when you feel bad and when you have energy that can change your future.
  • Anger: Anger is something that we make that can hurt us or others. If we are hurt by our friend and get angry, we have to adjust our feelings not to feel this way.

Emotional Blockage

Emotional blockage is part of the way that our brain works so that our emotions can be normal. We have feelings that are not good, and they sometimes cause us not to be able to clearly think or react to things. When this happens, chances are you have emotional blockages.

Everyone has had emotional blockages at one point or another, but this does not always affect every part of your life. This can affect your emotions or your behavior or how you react to people around you.

Symptoms of a Blockage

Here are some symptoms that you might have emotional blockages:

  • You want to avoid people because you are afraid of what they will say or how they will act.
  • You have more stress than normal.
  • Feelings of negativity such as jealousy.
  • Have a hard time making decisions.
  • Are stressed over different areas in your life.

Functions of Emotional Blocks

An emotional block will come when you have a negative thing happen to you so that it can cushion your feelings, especially when the situation is painful.

This is a defense mechanism that will protect you from allowing your feelings to be hurt. These blockages can cause you to have other areas in your life hurting and you have to learn to adjust how you respond and how you allow negative things to affect you.

Emotional blockages are a positive thing because it allows your brain time to process what is going on and allows you to reach reality. This allows you to know how to handle and deal with your future. When a blockage is activated, it can stop some of the brain stress that will cause you pain.

Situations that Make Emotional Blockages

There are different situations that can trigger emotional blockages, and these are normally negative things.

  • The death of someone you love.
  • Traumatic experience such as rape or attack.
  • Loss or breakup of a partner.
  • Change in job.
  • Sickness.
  • Moving

We are not always going to block out emotional things that are negative because we do not always have to but if you learn to make positive changes in your life, the blockage can be positive so that you can learn to process what is happening.

Is Emotional Blockage a Problem?

Emotional blockage is a problem if it affects you and if you have goals in life that you are not able to reach. By allowing the emotional blockage to be there over time, it can take your situation and help you to feel less pain.

This can also cause you to have sadness or guilt so if you are manifesting these feelings then you have to change your mindset. Having extreme blockages can affect your health and make you get diseases such as stomach problems or ulcers.

Having long term emotional blockages for longer than you should can cause:

  • Addiction to alcohol or drugs.
  • Negative emotions of anger or resentment.
  • Low self-esteem.
  • Loss of social ties.
  • Illnesses.
  • Digestive problems.
  • Ulcers
  • Skin problems
  • Asthma.
  • Immune system failure.


Overcoming emotional blockages can happen but you need to try to talk to someone that can help you. This is something that is hard to get over on your own so if you can see a therapist, you would be better off.

Most therapists would use Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and this can help to improve the levels that you feel in your mind so that you can recover faster. The therapeutic process can help you to navigate the causes that are making the emotional blockage happen.

Cognitive Treatment

If you need to work on an emotional blockage, you can find that there are ways that you can adjust the distortion that cause you to have painful thought patterns. These can come by experience or beliefs, and you may need to adjust your reality.

Emotional Treatment

Emotional treatment can help your emotions to feel more positive. You can do this by regulating how you express your emotions and can help you to evaluate the situations that are causing your emotions to feel out of control.

The therapist can help you to work areas of your life that you need to work on. Therapy can help you to learn to express your emotions and help you to avoid having future blockages. Learn to develop your empathy and ask for help.

Behavioral Treatment

You will not always have to have behavioral treatment if you have emotional blockages, but you can do this to feel more positive.

Being positive can help you to process things better, even traumatic events and can help you to accept things in your life and experiences. You will learn that you cannot always control everything.

Remember, you can take negative experiences and turn them into learning and life experiences. Learn to get control of your life and to find help if you need it. If you do not want to get a therapist or a doctor to help you, talk to someone that you can trust like a friend or a relative.