Growing up is a fascinating process, where our attention shifts to completely different things at various stages of life. I remember being about ten years old, looking at my parents, aunts, and uncles, and seeing them as old when they were in their early 30s. I’m sure you can relate to that!

In my twenties, I wasn’t even thinking about getting older because other things occupied my mind. Worries ranged from how I looked to how much I spent. The implications of chronic stress on my health never crossed my mind. Like many others, my health was not perfect, and I was stressing out a lot, but I wasn’t thinking about the root cause of my symptoms. Everyday stresses, sleepless nights, painful breakups, and other preventable events were part of life. Living in automatic mode, I didn’t understand that my body was keeping score of my emotional states, internalizing emotional traumas and mini-traumas that would later manifest as physical diseases.

As humans, we tend to do everything to test the strength of our genetics and immune system. We don’t sleep enough, worry about things we have no control over, neglect things we have control over, blame others and ourselves, and get in and out of toxic situations. In summary, we don’t consider the implications our actions and thoughts have on us. 

When we are young, we take our health for granted. We are surprised when our bodies rebel against us as we age. Yet, we often refuse to see the cause and effect of unresolved trauma and automatic behaviors on our bodies. I’m glad to see more awareness in this area as more people understand it and seek guidance. I do this every day for my clients—finding the root cause, resolving damage, and modifying their lifestyle and mindset. I’m lucky to have had great teachers who helped me learn how to do that.

Emotions are powerful. They shape our perceptions, influence our decisions, and impact our physical health. Unresolved emotional issues, particularly those stemming from trauma or chronic stress, can lead to a cascade of health problems. Chronic stress, for instance, is a silent architect of various ailments, including autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and metabolic syndromes.

When you carry unresolved emotional disharmony, your body feels the burden. Chronic stress increases the continued production of cortisol, a hormone that, when persistently elevated, can lead to stubborn weight gain, particularly around the abdomen. This isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s a sign of deeper metabolic imbalance. Emotional trauma can manifest physically, showing up as wrinkles, tension lines, muscle spasms, headaches, and a general feeling of fatigue and distrust. These physical manifestations are not just skin-deep; they are indicators of the body’s internal struggles with chronic tension and imbalance.

The first step in navigating the relationship between emotional health and physical aging is recognition. Acknowledge that your emotional state significantly impacts your physical health. Take a moment to evaluate your current situation

How do you feel emotionally? What are your current health conditions? Do you feel successful and content in your personal life?

This self-assessment is crucial. Often, we overlook the signs our bodies give us. Chronic headaches, unexplained muscle pain, persistent fatigue, and even frequent illnesses can be your body’s way of signaling unresolved emotional issues. By recognizing these signs, you can begin to address the root causes rather than just the symptoms.

Once you recognize the connection, it’s time to identify the obstacles. What isn’t working in your life? What emotional barriers are contributing to your physical discomfort? Unresolved traumas, persistent stressors, and negative self-perceptions can all be significant obstacles to emotional and physical health.

The journey to better health involves exploring various solutions. Personal development techniques, mind-aligning strategies, and emotional healing methods can be incredibly effective. Techniques such as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET), and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) have shown promise in helping individuals align their emotions with their physical health.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP): NLP focuses on the relationship between neurological processes, language, and behavioral patterns. It helps in reprogramming the brain to respond differently to emotional triggers, thereby reducing stress and its physical manifestations.

Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET): NET is a mind-body approach to stress reduction. It identifies and helps release subconscious neurological imbalances related to unresolved stress and trauma. By addressing these emotional blocks, NET can alleviate stress-related physical symptoms.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT): Also known as tapping, EFT involves tapping on specific meridian points on the body while focusing on emotional distress. This technique helps to release the emotional intensity and can lead to significant physical and emotional relief.

Taking Action

With these tools at your disposal, you can take actionable steps toward resolving what isn’t satisfactory in your life. This is a gradual process, and being patient and compassionate with yourself is essential. Start by addressing one area at a time. Maybe it’s managing your stress levels, healing from past traumas, or improving your self-perception.

Practical Steps:

  • Daily Reflection: Spend a few minutes each day reflecting on your emotions and physical sensations. Journaling can be a helpful way to track your progress and identify patterns.
  • Mindfulness Practices: Engage in mindfulness practices such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises. These can help reduce stress and bring your focus to the present moment.
  • Seek Professional Help: Sometimes, professional guidance is necessary. I’m here for you to support on your journey to emotional and physical health.
  • Healthy Habits and Routines: Creating a routine will free your mind from repetitive decision-making. You decide once, set a rule for yourself, and execute. It will create a mental space for important and creative tasks and spontaneity. 
  • Vision Boards and Life Books: Imagining and describing your future life as you want it to be is not only important but actually fun. You can get very creative, and the sky is the limit. The best part—it all has a much better chance to come through when you visually describe it.
  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Adopt a lifestyle that supports your emotional and physical well-being. This includes a balanced diet, regular exercise, and adequate sleep.

The Path to Holistic Well-being

As we navigate the relationship between emotional health and physical aging, adopting a holistic approach is more harmonious. Understand that your body and mind are not separate entities but are deeply interconnected. By addressing emotional disharmony, you will positively impact your physical health and slow down the aging process.

This journey requires courage and commitment, but it is one of the most rewarding paths you can take. By recognizing the profound connection between your emotions and your body, you empower yourself to make meaningful changes. As you begin to resolve unresolved emotions and heal from past traumas, you’ll notice a transformation not just in how you feel but in how you look and live.


Navigating the intricate relationship between emotional health and physical aging is a journey of self-discovery and healing. Unresolved emotions can manifest as chronic health conditions and premature aging, but by recognizing this connection and taking proactive steps, you can improve both your emotional and physical well-being. Embrace this journey with an open heart and mind, and you’ll find yourself aging gracefully, with vitality and resilience. Remember, you have the power to shape your health and your future, one step at a time.

Personalized Approach

One size does not fit all when it comes to healthcare. We have unique requirements based on our genetics, lifestyle choices, and individual needs. I always provide a personalized approach to healthcare, allowing us to assess your needs accurately.

If you are ready to take charge of your health and embrace a proactive approach to preventive care, contact me today to schedule your session and start your journey to your health and happiness.

With this practical information, you can have a competitive advantage. You will understand your body and mind better and capitalize on your strengths. This way, I will help you develop a plan to strengthen your weak points in a deliberate and educated manner. No more guessing – the science is here to help you achieve your goals and peak performance.


Dr. Maya Sarkisyan 

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Disclaimer: This is a general information only. Consult with Dr. Maya Sarkisyan before altering or discontinuing any current medications, treatment or care, or starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, or if you have or suspect you might have a health condition that requires medical attention. 
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