Is It Time for an Emotional Detox?

Back in October, I set a goal to dedicate the month for emotional detox. I realized that I had some old patterns and old energy that were holding me back and causing me unhappiness, and I wanted to “clean the slate” so I could bring my business and personal life to the next level. They say energy flows where attention goes. My attention and heightened awareness seemed to stir up more old patterns and energy from the past. Luckily, I have the coaching skills and healing tools to help myself. I also have my coach and some healer friends who support me in the process. I emerged from the emotional darkness feeling much lighter, peaceful and powerful.

Just as our physical body needs vital nutrients and occasional detox to stay healthy and perform at optimal level, so does our emotional body. Oftentimes I see clients try so hard to achieve their goals and hit an invisible brick wall. They self-sabotage, lose motivation and self-confidence, get stuck in inertia or analysis paralysis. Or they might have achieved a lot but still don’t feel happy. They feel anxious, sad, resentful at others or angry at themselves, self-pity, inadequate, powerless or even hopeless. They might also have physical symptoms such as headache, indigestion, neck and back pains, insomnia, anxiety or panic attack.

Can you relate? When you are in this state, your negative emotions and self-sabotage become a vicious cycle. It becomes so much harder to push yourself to reach your goals. I know, because I’ve seen so many of my clients struggle, and I have been there myself. If you have the above symptoms, it is time for an emotional detox.

There are 8 major emotional toxins I see in many people: Not Good Enough, Not Worthy, Chronic People-Pleasing, Perfectionism, Emotional Traumas & Dramas, Self-Limiting Beliefs, Compulsive Comparison (with others) and The Four Fears (fear of failure, fear of success, fear of rejection and fear of judgment). These are the root cause of stress and self-sabotage. I call them the Invisible Chaos since most people are unaware of their own patterns. They are swept away by these internal tornadoes and unable to free themselves.

I have a coaching process to help my clients recognize and release these Invisible Chaos, so they can reclaim their balance and power for more success, inner peace, and happiness. You can sign up for my Taming the Invisible Chaos 7-part video e-course at

Here are a few tips to assist your emotional detox. First step is to recognize your emotional toxins. Which of the Invisible Chaos is causing you stress and self-sabotage? What events or situations tend to trigger your negative emotions? What are the underlying thoughts and beliefs when you are experiencing these negative emotions?

Once you become aware, it’s time to release them. Coaching is very effective in working through these issues. You might also try energy healing (such as EFT) to release the emotions energetically. Therapeutic-grade essential oils such as Trauma Life, Release, SARA, Forgiveness, Peace and Calming are powerful tools for emotional healing at cellular level. You can inhale, diffuse, or apply the oils at your pulse points and/or chakras (more info about the therapeutic-grade essential oils at

When you are going through emotional detox, it’s important to amp up your Intensive Self-Care and be more patient and compassionate with yourself. Most importantly, get the right support you need, right now, because your happiness and success depend on it.

About Hueina Su
Hueina Su is an internationally recognized expert in helping heart-centered, successful but exhausted high-achieving professional women break The Good Girl Spell, and find the missing PEACE and BALANCE in their stressful lives. She is an international keynote speaker, certified executive and life coach, best-selling author of Intensive Care for the Nurturer’s Soul: 7 Keys to Nurture Yourself While Caring for Others, and a featured expert in the award-winning transformational movie The Keeper of the Keys along with Jack Canfield, John Gray and Marci Shimoff.

For more information about Hueina’s speaking, coaching, book and other products, visit

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