How To Handle Strong = Hot Emotions

The intensity of feelings is sometimes labelled ‘hot’ or ‘cold’. This depends on how strong reaction they generate in the nervous system. Hot feelings create strong reactions combined with a strong impulse to act. Cold emotions create less reactions in the body. Even if we know our fear is disproportionately strong, the feeling firstly has […]

About The Hot & Cold Emotions We Have

The intensity of feelings is sometimes labelled ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ depending on how much arousal they generate in the nervous system. Hot feelings create high arousal combined with a strong impulse to act. Cold emotions create low levels of arousal. The term hot mirrors the warm sensations we get from the stress hormones cortisol and […]

6 Steps For Calming Strong Or Uncomfortable Feelings

Last week’s post was about the 4 steps to ‘get rid’ of a feeling, without risking that it stays suppressed in your body creating other symptoms or playing tricks with you, then it has to be heard by you. Because this is the purpose of the feeling. Here is an example: Step 1 – Name […]

How To Get Rid Of Uncomfortable Feelings

If you want to ‘get rid’ of a feeling, without risking that it stays suppressed in your body creating other symptoms or playing tricks with you, then it has to be heard by you. Because this is the purpose of the feeling. The way a feeling can get heard is by: 1 Noticing and naming […]

How The Setting Impacts What We Feel

Feelings are very important since they are: – Central both to human identity and to the experience of self. – Important messengers and guides of needs and desires. – Helping you to focus attention and action so that your brain will work out and carry out a plan of how to deal with the situation […]

How To Practice Noticing Feelings In The Body

Feelings are very important since they are: – Central both to human identity and to the experience of self – Important messengers and guides of needs and desires – Helping you to focus attention and action so that your brain will work out and carry out a plan of how to deal with situations and […]

The 9 Critical Emotions We Have As Guides To Take Care Of Our Needs

Feelings are very important since they are central both to human identity and to the experience of self. Feelings are also important messengers and guides of needs and desires, both for the individual and for relationships through communication among humans. Still, there is not a shared definition of feelings. The researcher Silvan Tomkins has had […]

What Is A Feeling & Why Do We Need Them To Survive

Feelings are very important since they are central both to human identity and to the experience of self. Feelings are also important messengers and guides of needs and desires, both for the individual and for relationships through communication among humans. Still, there is not a shared definition of feelings. The Tomkins Institute helps us with […]