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THIS VENTURE IS DEDICATED TO THE PROMOTION OF EMOTIONAL DISCHARGE AS AN INTENTIONAL PRACTICE, ONE THAT IS BOTH SECULAR AND MEDITATIVE/SPIRITUAL, ONE (OF MANY) THAT IS ESSENTIAL TO HUMAN EVOLUTION AND TO THE SURVIVAL OF OUR SPECIES AS WELL AS OF ALL LIFE ON EARTH.
WHAT IS EMOTIONAL DISCHARGE? The term commonly refers to physiological processes which occur when we are alleviating or eliminating tension or emotional distress. We laugh, cry or bawl, make guttural sounds that are a mixture of moaning, groaning, and growling, and shiver and shake. During these biochemical processes we may experience amusement or merriment, sadness, grief, or anguish, frustration, anger, or rage, nervousness, fear, or terror, or, a combination and alternation of the above feeling states.
A significant number of individuals and professionals worldwide consider EMOTIONAL DISCHARGE to be our species' natural physical and emotional distress-healing process, but there is little cultural acceptance of this view and widespread and disciplined use of the process awaits a tipping point when personal experience and results of scientifically valid research totally override strong personal inhibition and rigid cultural conditioning.
ATTENTION, that focused awareness that we gladly offer one another and gladly receive, seems to enhance the experience of emotional discharge. As it has been scientifically verified that attention has a profound effect on the body and mind, affecting behavior/performance, this is not surprising. For more about attention go to ATTENTION-XCHANGE.
EMOTIONAL DISCHARGE JOURNAL is only one publication dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge and the accumulation of scientifically acceptable evidence of the value of emotional discharge. This is not a professionally-directed or edited magazine but professionals as well as discharge practitioners are invited to submit material and web links for consideration.
WHAT IS EMOTIONAL DISCHARGE PRACTICE? WHAT IS SKILLFUL EMOTIONALITY?
Emotional Discharge Practice is the deliberate activation of emotion so that—
♥ physical tension and emotional distress are alleviated or eliminated. ♥ thought and emotion are integrated with precision (the brain naturally operates with precision), which allows for clear thinking ♥ the mind is liberated to range widely, free of culture's restrictions and irrationalities (rigidities) whatever they happen to be at any particular time and place. ♥ increasingly, Reality in its fullness is felt and thought about, in detail Skillful Emotionality refers to the ability and discipline — to wisely and appropriately select the time and place for discharge, to wisely and appropriately select, when possible, at least one person with whom to exchange time for discharge, to attentively field all words, thoughts, ideas, memories, and images that arise, and to do so effectively and efficiently.
Disciplined intentional emotional discharge practice/skillful emotionality is carried out alone or ONLY BY AGREEMENT with one or more individuals who understand the value of emotional discharge and who may practice skillful emotionality, themselves.
WHAT EMOTIONAL DISCHARGE PRACTICE IS NOT
IT IS NOT the use of emotion and display of emotion to manipulate the behavior of another person IT IS NOT the use of emotion and display of emotion too attract the attention of others or to gain their approval or support IT IS NOT the use of emotion and display of emotion to win relief when the relief comes at another's expense IT IS NOT the use of emotion and display of emotion to influence the thinking of others
IT IS A PROCESS by which we not only gain relief from physical stress and emotional distress but we uncover, as a byproduct, the experiences that have shaped our lives. Knowledge arrives, often unbidden and undesired, on the wings of forgotten yet suddenly relived painful experiences.
Those who practice this discipline develop tolerance for intense emotion be it delightful or acutely painful— happiness and joy as well as anguish and remorse, for example. Some might ask why such a capacity would be valuable. Various opinions on this issue will be found in articles to be posted on this site.
Once an individual recovers the ability to both feel intense emotion and "field" all the thoughts that arise before, during, and after experiences of intense emotion, life and relationships become richer and more meaningful; empathy for all forms of life is revived and/or deepened; the desire to act on behalf of all forms of life compels constructive action. These effects seem inevitable. It is the mind's reward.
Since we are our minds (some disagree with this viewpoint, of course), this richer and more meaningful life is our reward.