Trapped Emotions: What They Are and How to Release Them

Trapped emotions are the negative energies that have been stored in your energy field or body through emotional experiences. These trapped emotions, also called heavy energies, can be anything from anger to resentment, grief to sadness. They usually occur when you experience strong emotion and do not express it as it is happening. For example, if you experienced an argument with your partner and held onto the anger and resentment, those feelings would become trapped emotions. Therefore, it is important to find a way to get balanced emotions.

What are the effects of trapped emotions?

The effects of trapped emotions can be quite serious. They can lead to physical issues such as pain, illness, or fatigue. Trapped emotions can also cause psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem. They can even block your ability to manifest what you want in life.


One of the most common psychological problems caused by trapped emotions is depression. Depression can be characterized by a feeling of sadness, emptiness, and hopelessness that lasts for at least two weeks. It can cause a person to lose interest in activities they once enjoyed and lead to feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and self-hatred.


Another common psychological problem caused by trapped emotions is anxiety. Anxiety can be characterized by a feeling of worry, fear, and unease that lasts for at least six months. It can cause a person to feel restless and have trouble concentrating.

Low Self-Esteem:

A third common psychological problem caused by trapped emotions is low self-esteem. Low self-esteem can be characterized by feeling inadequate, worthless, and unlovable. It usually develops due to negative experiences with others or criticism of oneself.

How do I release trapped emotions?

The best way to release trapped emotions is through the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as tapping. This simple yet powerful technique involves tapping on specific meridian points on your body while focusing on the emotion you want to release.

Another way to release trapped emotions is through visualization. This involves picturing the emotion as color, shape, or object and releasing it from your body.

You can also use affirmations to help release trapped emotions. Affirmations are positive statements that you repeat to yourself over and over again. They help change your mindset and make it easier for you to let go of the negative emotions.

How can I prevent trapped emotions from happening?

You can do a few things to help prevent trapped emotions from occurring. The most important is to express your feelings as they happen. If you feel an emotion, express it in whatever way feels best for you. For example, you can talk to a friend, write in a journal, or scream into a pillow. The important thing is to get the emotion out of your system.

You can also practice self-care. This means taking care of yourself both physically and emotionally. For example, make sure you get enough sleep, exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and avoid alcohol and drugs. This will help keep your body strong to process emotions more effectively.

Finally, practice mindfulness meditation regularly. Meditation helps you be more aware of what’s happening in the present moment to deal with emotions as they come up.

In conclusion, understanding what trapped emotions are and how you can release them will be exponentially beneficial for you.


Ivy Skye Marshall: Ivy, a social justice reporter, covers human rights issues, social movements, and stories of community resilience.