I want to share a personal encounter I had with my client recently.

She was in the early ’30s and in one of those typical weight loss consultation sessions .she was slightly on the heavy side of the weight scale, hoping to wear the mantle of motherhood and thus signed up with us for series of consults, I realized that she had tried for IVF and had failed. Now she was on her second attempt. Though she realized it late, she earnestly was trying it late, she earnestly was trying to work on a diet schedule to reduce her weight, but in vain. During her follow-up consultation after the second attempt at IVF, She just broke down in front of me. She said she had to put a brave face to everyone else at home while not knowing how to get a grip on the situation she is in.

During the remainder, of the session, I took it upon myself to listen to her grief, Empathize with her tide through the difficult situation she was in. I saw this incident as an opportunity, turning around the power of emotions to act as a driving force to help her achieve her weight loss goal. Hence when we see our clients in distress, helpless, and in tears, we as health coaches need to take it on us to provide the right advice, If not guide them to a person who can. If not any attempt to help the clients to lead a physical health goal will fail in such times of hopelessness.

As a phenomenon that is unique to humans, crying is a natural response to a range of emotions, from deep sadness and grief to extreme, from deep sadness and grief to extreme happiness and joy. But crying is good for your health? The answer appears to be yes. Thinkers and physicians of ancient Greece and Rome posted that tears work like purgative, draining off and purifying us. Today’s psychological thought largely concurs, emphasizing the role of crying as a mechanism that allows us to release stress and emotional pain.

Let us scroll down to learn few sciences behind tears.

Releases stress hormones.

Psycho –Emotional tears have no physical benefits for the health of your eyes. However emotional tears may flush out stress hormones and other toxins from the body. Some research has found a higher concentration of certain proteins in emotional tears. Then in basal or reflex tears.

Stimulate relaxation response:

Emotional tears include relaxation by activating our parasympathetic nervous system. It is the body‘s way of relaxing you. So, if someone cries, it will help induce relaxation instead of increasing stress. The problem rise when we bottle up emotions within us avoids crying, and let these emotions build-up up stress hormones. So crying is not a negative response, but instead, a positive one.

Improves mood and alleviates pain.

When we cry, it helps produce oxytocin and endorphins, which are feel-good hormones that can improve and elevates our mood, and even dull our pain. When we are hurt and have tears in our eyes in response to that pain, it is our body’s mechanism to relieve emotional distress along with physical pain. In other words, crying is a self–soothing behavior that makes you feel better.

Helps us handle life situation

Any emotional pain is it hurt or betrayal is vital to be felt, Instead of being numbed through means like shopping, partying drugging, and so on. Crying helps us embrace the pain. Feels it, and let it die its natural helps to train us on how to process these emotions. It also teaches us the grieving process, which is also a part of all traditions and religions when we lose a loved one. An incomplete grieving process eventually results in these suppressed emotions cropping up later on in life, causing much more havoc.

Sleep better

If there is something that is genuinely hurting you, cry it all out, and then try sleeping. This will help lighten your mind, and your quality of sleep will be much better.

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