So many of us carry heavy emotional baggage and experience physical discomfort but chalk it up to simply being part of growing up. What we don’t realize is that in many cases, the two are connected. We’re putting up with physical and emotional pain when we don’t have to.
In this episode, Kim Kolodiji, a physical therapist and business owner, shares how to tap into our emotions and change our lives for the better.
Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:
- Learn to listen to your body
- Discover how your emotions are linked to your muscles
- Incorporate the Emotional Freedom Technique into your life
[01:37] Kim’s Path Down the Steiner Route
Twenty years into her career in physical therapy, Kim found herself in a slump. She wasn’t getting the results she wanted and her patients weren’t making full recoveries. But in 2011, Kim met Rebecca Steiner of the Steiner Institute and became her apprentice.
Kim learned how to listen to her patients better, and realized that you don’t have to age with pain. You don’t have to limit yourself in life.
[11:38] Your Body’s Wisdom
As opposed to more traditional forms of physical therapy, the “Steiner Route” goes deep into concepts like joint movement and muscle alignment, and how they relate to our emotions.
By listening to the wisdom of our bodies, we can help heal them. Matt is Kim’s patient as well!
[21:03] The Science of Emotion
The longer we keep negative emotions in our bodies, the harder it becomes for our nervous systems to deal with them. Opening ourselves up to high-vibration emotions like joy and peace reflects in our posture.
[32:35] The Emotional Freedom Technique
Certain “meridian points” on our bodies are linked to certain emotions. By identifying the root of our emotional pain, we can address our physical pain as well.
Listen to the full episode to hear Matt and Kim’s discussion on the Emotional Freedom Technique!
[13:42] — [13:52]
“The emotions that were stored in my body that were negative were ones I didn’t want to admit that I had. That is the issue.” – Matt
[17:17] — [17:25]
“I was saying, ‘No, I’m super happy. I love everything that’s going on. I’m really positive.’ Subconsciously, my body was saying, ‘Yes, I have anger stored in my body.’ – Matt
[23:53] — [23:58]
“It’s just these bad moods that get in the way of us feeling what’s at our core already.” – Matt
[36:21] — [36:28]
“Even though I’m feeling the emotion of anger, it’s okay. I deeply and completely love and accept myself.” – Matt
Links to Resources:
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About the Guest:
Kim Kolodiji is a physical therapist with 34 years under her belt, as well as an independent business owner. She started Thrive Physical Therapy as a way to provide one-on-one integrative therapy with a focus on helping people achieve their personal rehab and wellness goals.
Kim’s other ventures include being a licensed massage therapist, an energy healing practitioner, and the owner of a small-business massage and bodywork practice, Awakenings Massage.