The Advantages of Therapy from a Small Independent Agency As in many things, from coffee shops to car lots, cosmetics stores to restaurants, we tend to feel a greater sense of comfort and familiarity with smaller, boutique, mom-and-pop businesses. But in today’s world we often
Feeling All The Feels
A neutral and helpful way to deal with emotions is to think of them as all valuable. An emotion is indicator to the challenges and joys in our lives. We notice when something is bothering us and can use that knowledge resolve the issue. The earlier we can detect and understand an emotion, the better and more quickly it can be resolved.
Being able to recognize emotions and regulate them begins with accepting them and not stuffing them down. When we push our emotions down and ignore our needs, we are at a greater risk of developing unhelpful coping mechanisms such as drug and alcohol use, eating disorders and aggressive behavior. All feelings are useful, even anger and sadness. Without experiencing those emotions, we would not fully understand their opposite emotions which are powerful and joyful.
To identify your primary and secondary emotions, download this printable Feelings Wheel by Gloria Wilcox at this link: https://www.gottman.com/blog/printable-feeling-wheel/ . You can work with your therapist to express and explore challenging emotions. Your therapy sessions should be a safe place for you to practice communicating your emotions in a healthy way, then it will be easier for you to do so in your daily life.
“Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.”
– Roger Ebert
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