Why It’s Ok and Important to Express Your Anger Right Now

That is if you don’t want to end up with unnecessary ‘trauma’ in your body

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Photo by Tai's Captures on Unsplash

The thing that pisses me off the most about this pandemic is that there seems to be no space for anger.

Yep, anger. You heard me right. Old fashioned, good old straight anger. Not the muted, watered-down version. Not the reasonable one. The spiritual one. Nor the compassionate one.

But here comes the part that no one is talking about.

When we feel in danger our bodies respond with fight or flight. Adrenaline rushing through our veins causing us to buy too much toilet paper. It’s actually a normal physiological response. Survival. We can all relate.

The world is falling apart before our very eyes and we are told to sit at home and wait!

Checking the case stats every day. xxx people died today. Great. If you are still working out in the field, at least you can use your body, you can take action. You don’t have to be in freeze. And on a psychosomatic level, it’s better to be in action than in freeze. Here is why:

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Diagram of fight, flight and freeze response from @somaticexperiencinginstitute on Instagram

The discharging of the adrenaline, that’s my anger now.

And it needs to be given space. The part of me that wants to scream: hey, I didn’t ask for this. This is not how it was supposed to be. I’m already in so much disagreement about what’s happening in the world and now I have no choice! WTF!!!! Now I’m part of the whole, whether I like it or not. And I don’t like it because I might get sick. I might die.

So as my personal will is being crushed, there needs to be at least the compassion of allowing it to fight and scream.

Because as much as I like the idea of being way beyond my ego, I am not. Most of us aren’t.

What you can do to not carry the trauma of Corona in the future

As I’m writing this I’m aware of the part of me wanting to judge myself for being emotionally immature. Anger has always been a taboo in our society in general, let alone in times of crisis like now.

Anger only becomes bad when we stay stuck in it

3) transform.

Embodiment Coach. Here to co-create an Authentic Human Reality. www.kasiapatzelt.com

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