Yes, totally normal and a good thing. It may not feel like a good thing, because of the discomfort, but there is simply no way to heal this stuff if we are numb. As we say – if you can feel it, then you can heal it! This is also why it is SO important to go slow and really titrate this work. When we do that, our system will generally not offer up more than we have the capacity to deal with. So the fear is understandable, but there simply is no other way out but through. On the bright side, being able to feel more uncomfortable things means we also get to feel more wonderful things 🙂