experience characterized by intense mental activity and a
high degree of
that results in
. Emotion is
closely linked to arousal of the
with various states and
of arousal relating, apparently, to particular emotions.
"Emotions can cause thoughts that can make you
physically feel something
in your body
, and emotions can make your body make you feel something in
your mind by influencing the thoughts
that you could have. So some of the emotions that we feel can be self
influenced and self defeating, especially when the information that
creates the emotion is false or misunderstood."
Body and Mind Connections
should not control your thinking
thinking should control
your emotions, and this is why.
are feelings, and feelings
are not an accurate measurement of
what is good, bad, right or wrong, because feelings are just
emotions, and emotions are not one of the
, so they are not a tool that can be used to
. Thinking is the most accurate method humans
have to determine reality. This is why you must not let your
emotions control your thinking. You must ask yourself, are my
emotions controlling my thoughts
or are my thoughts controlling
my emotions? Remember, physical changes in the human body can
cause certain emotions
, but only thinking can determine if those
physical changes are a danger or just a non-threatening
reaction. Don't confuse emotions with
or other forms of
or regulation of emotion is the
to the ongoing demands of experience with the range of emotions in
a manner that is socially tolerable and sufficiently flexible to permit
spontaneous reactions as well as the ability to
as needed. It can also be defined as extrinsic and intrinsic
processes responsible for monitoring,
evaluating, and modifying
emotional reactions. Emotion
belongs to the broader set of emotion-regulation processes, which includes
the regulation of one's own feelings and the regulation of other people's
feelings. Emotional regulation is a complex process that involves
initiating, inhibiting, or modulating one's state or
in a given
situation – for example the subjective experience (feelings), cognitive
responses (thoughts), emotion-related physiological responses (for example
heart rate or hormonal activity), and emotion-related behavior (bodily
actions or expressions
). Functionally, emotional regulation can also
refer to processes such as the tendency to focus one's attention to a task
and the ability to suppress inappropriate behavior under instruction.
Emotional regulation is a highly significant function in human life. Every
day, people are continually exposed to a wide variety of potentially
extreme or unchecked emotional reactions to such stimuli could impede
functional fit within society; therefore, people must engage in some form
of emotion regulation almost all of the time. Generally speaking,
emotional dysregulation has been defined as difficulties in controlling
the influence of emotional arousal on the organization and
quality of thoughts
, actions, and
interactions. Individuals who are emotionally
patterns of responding in which there is a mismatch between their goals,
responses, and/or modes of expression, and the demands of the
example, there is a significant association between emotion dysregulation
and symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating pathology, and substance
abuse. Higher levels of emotion regulation are likely to be related to
both high levels of social competence and the expression of socially
within or belonging solely to the
organ or body
part on which it acts.
is something originating from the
outside. Not happening within. Mind
describes ways that people attempt to regulate their
emotions, for instance by denying, intensifying, weakening, curtailing,
masking, or completely hiding them. Emotion regulation can also be
described as the process in which people modify their emotional
reactions—the coping processes that increase or decrease the intensity of
the moment.Not allowing Emotions to
interfere with Reasoning or Awareness
can be a positive behavior
which allows a person to react calmly to highly emotional circumstances/
in this sense is a decision to avoid engaging
emotional connections, rather than an inability or difficulty in doing so,
typically for personal, social, or other reasons. In this sense it can
allow people to maintain boundaries, psychic integrity and avoid undesired
impact by or upon others, related to emotional demands. As such it is a
deliberate mental attitude which avoids engaging the emotions of others.
This detachment does not necessarily mean avoiding
; rather it allows the
person space needed to rationally choose whether or not to be overwhelmed
or manipulated by such feelings. Examples where this is used in a positive
sense might include emotional boundary management, where a person avoids
emotional levels of engagement related to people who are in some way
emotionally overly demanding, such as difficult co-workers or relatives,
or is adopted to aid the person in helping others such as a person who
trains himself to ignore the "pleading" food requests of a dieting spouse,
or indifference by parents towards a child's begging.
You don't suppress your feelings
, you just
stop causing certain feelings from happening. And this is done when you
those particular feelings are false
, and that those feelings are created by you
. But you have to
of those feelings and make those
changes manually, because recognizing those types of false signals is not
an automatic function
of the mind. So you need to correct them yourself, because they will not
correct themselves on their own. Adaptation
is not an automatic function, if it were, then nothing would go extinct
because everything would just adapt, and then what? So you see, it's you,
you are the most important thing in life. That is why you must understand
learning. Learning is like a never
ending power supply
. But you have to
with knowledge and information
. Life is about input and output, and
humans are not exempt from the
existence. We have been doing this from the beginning. And that is why
every single person is alive today. Because we
. So it has worked so
far so good, but not far enough and not good enough. But we are getting
is emotionally purging or an act
of removing by cleansing and ridding of undesired elements or impurities.
or free from sin or guilt.
is the state of having
mixed feelings and emotions or
about something or someone. A state of having simultaneous
beliefs, or feelings towards some object.
Our Emotional State in a given moment may influence what we see
. We do
not passively detect information in the world and then react to it, we
construct perceptions of the world as the architects of our own
don't practice self control
, then emotions can be like having a
Reading something that you don't agree with:
Words do not create emotions or cause emotions, people create emotions,
which means that people can choose not to create emotions. Think and
process information, don't feel it. Expressing emotions says that you are
not thinking or processing the words, you are just
to those words
emotionally. Don't just feel things,
You have to learn how to control your feelings, and learn how to think
about things carefully and
information accurately. Emotions are good, not thinking is
bad. There are lots of sayings that try to explain how important it is not
, like "Don't let things
get under your skin", "don't let things go to your head", don't jump to
conclusions", and so on and so on.
Mood in psychology
is an emotional state. It differs from emotions,
feelings, or affects less specific, intense and likely to be triggered by
a particular stimulus
. Moods are typically described as having
either a positive or negative valence. In other words, people usually
speak of being in a good mood or a bad mood.
Feeling bad does not mean that things are bad
, and feeling good
does not mean that everything is good. It is an
feeling. And accuractely interpreting that feeling can sometimes be
Food and energy levels
our moods, so can our thoughts
not sleeping enough
Body and Mind
Valence in psychology
means the intrinsic attractiveness/"good"-ness
(positive valence) or averseness/"bad"-ness (negative valence) of an
event, object, or situation. Emotions popularly referred to as "negative",
such as anger
have negative valence. Joy
are evoked by positively valenced events, objects, or situations. The term
is also used to describe the hedonic tone of feelings
affect, certain behaviors (for example, approach and avoidance),
or nonattainment, and
violation of norms. Ambivalence can be viewed as conflict between positive
and negative valence-carriers, or having mixed feelings or emotions.
is a type of biofeedback that uses real-time displays of
brain activity—most commonly
(EEG), to teach self-regulation of brain
function. Typically, sensors are placed on the scalp to measure activity,
with measurements displayed using video displays or sound.
Magnetic brain stimulation alters negative emotion
Using magnetic stimulation outside the brain, a
technique called repetitive
transcranial magnetic stimulation
(rTMS), researchers at University of
Münster, Germany, show that, despite the use of inhibitory stimulation
currently used to treat depression, excitatory stimulation better reduced
a person's response to fearful images.
Differential Activation Patterns in the Same Brain Region Led to Opposite
Recognition using Wireless Signals
is a process that enables an individual to learn how to
change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and
performance. Precise instruments measure physiological activity such as
brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin
temperature. These instruments rapidly and accurately 'feed back'
information to the user. The presentation of this information—often in
conjunction with changes in thinking, emotions, and behavior—supports
desired physiological changes. Over time, these
changes can endure without continued use of an instrument.
Biofeedback is the process of gaining greater awareness of many
physiological functions primarily using instruments that provide
information on the activity of those same systems, with a goal of being
able to manipulate them at will. Some of the processes that can be
controlled include brainwaves, muscle tone, skin conductance, heart rate
and pain perception.
Learning to Turn Down Your Amygdala Can Modify Your Emotions
primary role in the processing of memory
and emotional reactions, the amygdalae are considered part of the limbic
supports a variety of functions including emotion,
, and olfaction.
Emotional life is largely housed in the limbic system, and it has a great
deal to do with the formation of memories. Limbic system
is a set of
brain structures located on both sides of the thalamus, immediately
underneath the cerebrum.
is the capacity of individuals to
recognize their own, and other people's emotions, to discriminate between
different feelings and label them appropriately, and to use emotional
information to guide thinking and behavior.
Emotional Intelligence Skills
Children Full of
Life - Important Documentary.. Very.
(youtube) - video gives them lessons
on teamwork, community, the importance of openness, how to cope, and the
harm caused by bullying
is the ability to feel an appropriate
in response to another's emotion and
the ability to understand the others' emotion.
refers to one's ability to express or release one's inner feelings
(emotions). It implies an ease around others and determines one's ability
to effectively and successfully lead and express. It is described as the
essential social skills to recognize, interpret, and respond
constructively to emotions in yourself and others.
Emotional Literacy is made up of ‘the ability to understand
your emotions, the ability to
listen to others and
empathize with their
emotions, and the ability to express emotions productively. To be
emotionally literate is to be able to handle emotions in a way that
improves your personal power and improves the quality of life around you.
Emotional literacy improves relationships, creates loving possibilities
between people, makes co-operative work possible, and facilitates the
feeling of community.
Self-Regulation Theory (SRT) is a system of conscious personal
management that involves the process of guiding one's own thoughts,
behaviors, and feelings to reach goals. Self-regulation consists of
several stages, and individuals must function as contributors to their own
motivation, behavior, and development within a network of reciprocally
Interpersonal Emotion Regulation
refers to the deliberate influence of
others' feelings. Examples include trying to cheer up a friend who is
upset, trying to make your partner feel guilty for neglecting you, or
trying to calm a stressed coworker. These examples illustrate that
interpersonal emotion regulation may be used to make others feel better or
worse, although making others feel better appears to be far more common.
Interpersonal emotion regulation refers to the process of trying to
influence the way another person
feel. It is sometimes termed extrinsic emotion regulation or interpersonal
emotion management. Fear
Emotional Thought Method develops a group of activities that
can be used in a personal or group-oriented way for developing Emotional
Emotional Freedom Techniques is a form of counseling intervention that
draws on various theories of alternative medicine including acupuncture,
energy medicine, and Thought Field Therapy (TFT).
Thought Field Therapy is specialized "tapping"
with the fingers at meridian points on the upper body and hands.
is the physiological and psychological state of being awake.
includes neurons located in diverse parts of the
brain that play a crucial role in maintaining behavioral arousal and
is how organisms, organ systems, organs, cells, and
biomolecules carry out the chemical or physical functions that exist in a
living system, A sub-discipline of biology, its focus is in is the
scientific study of the normal function in living systems.
is the study of
behavior and mind
, embracing all aspects of
as well as thought.
You have to
learn how to
accurately interpret the information signals
that are being
generated from your body
, if not, then you will manipulated by your feelings, and have little control over your thoughts, or
Separate your Emotions from your
helps you to understand the information
This way you can either move past this information
or learn more from that experience by asking more questions. But
just learning to separate your emotions from your thoughts does
not mean that those memories will stop triggering emotional
responses completely, it just means that you will be more aware of the
emotional response to that information and realize it is no
longer necessary in order to understand those particular
thoughts, so eventually it will become mostly information. You
have the power to control your thoughts and the emotional
attachment to those thoughts and you can do this without drugs
We know that people can remember a lot of information
without having any emotional response to that information, so it
seems that emotions are not even necessary for memory or
learning. Emotions are nice to have when remembering happy
moments, so I wouldn't want to separate all my emotions from all
my memories, especially when there is a lot to learn from our
Emotional Intelligence Consists of Four Atributes:
– You recognize your own
emotions and how they affect your thoughts and
, know your
strengths and weaknesses, and have
. The ability to quickly reduce
in the moment in a variety of settings.
– You’re able to
control impulsive feelings
behaviors, manage your emotions in healthy ways, take initiative,
through on commitments
, and adapt to changing
. The ability to recognize your emotions and keep them
from overwhelming you.3:
– You can understand the emotions, needs, and
concerns of other
, pick up on emotional cues, feel comfortable socially, and
recognize the power dynamics
in a group or organization. The ability to
connect emotionally with others by using
– You know how
to develop and maintain good
, inspire and influence others, work well in a team, and
. The ability to
and play to stay connected
in challenging situations. The ability to resolve conflicts
Intrapersonal Intelligence (Self Smart)
inability to identify and describe emotions in the self.
is the phenomenon of having one person's emotions and related behaviors
directly trigger similar emotions and behaviors in other people.
refers to an "inability to connect" with others emotionally, as well as a
means of dealing with anxiety by preventing certain situations that
trigger it; it is often described as "emotional numbing", "emotional
blunting", or dissociation, depersonalization or in its chronic form
depersonalization disorder. In the second sense, it is a decision to avoid
engaging emotional connections, rather than an inability to do so,
typically for personal, social, or other reasons. In this sense, it can
allow people to maintain boundaries, psychic integrity, and avoid
undesired impact by or upon others related to emotional demands.
Dissociation in psychology is a mild detachment from immediate surroundings
to more severe detachment from physical and emotional experience, as well
as detachment from reality. Introvert?
to an abnormal condition of the mind described
as involving a loss of contact with
Neurosis is a class of functional mental disorders involving
distress but neither delusions nor
Illusion is a distortion of the senses,
revealing how the brain normally organizes and interprets sensory
stimulation. An illusion involves distorted or misinterpreted real
perception; imagery, which does not mimic real perception and is under
voluntary control. Spatial Intelligence
Pseudohallucination is an involuntary sensory experience vivid enough
to be regarded as a hallucination, but recognised by the patient not to be
the result of external stimuli. Unlike normal hallucination, which occurs
when one sees, hears, smells, tastes or feels something that is not there,
with a compelling feeling or thought that it is real, pseudohallucinations
are recognised by the person as unreal.
Delusion is a
belief that is
held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary. As
a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on
false or incomplete
information, confabulation, dogma, illusion, or other effects of
Compartmentalization is an
unconscious psychological defense
mechanism used to avoid cognitive dissonance, or the mental discomfort and
anxiety caused by a person's having
conflicting values, cognitions,
emotions, beliefs, etc. within themselves. Compartmentalization allows
these conflicting ideas to co-exist by inhibiting direct or explicit
acknowledgement and interaction between separate compartmentalized self
Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies
Emotional Healing (meditation)
Anxieties - Fear -
Avoiding Fear can help with Focus and Control
Emotional Range and Value Orientation: Toward a Cognitive view
Experts in Emotion 2.3 -- Iris Mauss on Measuring Emotion (youtube)
Emotion 1.2: Introduction (youtube)
Expressions (body language)
Insular Cortex is involved in consciousness and play a role in diverse
functions usually linked to emotion or the
regulation of the
body's Homeostasis. These functions include perception, motor control,
self-awareness, cognitive functioning, and interpersonal experience. In
relation to these, it is involved in psychopathology.
Emoji 27 States of Emotion
"A feeling is an interpretation of
are more then just emotions on the above
chart, these words represent behaviors that have a lot of
information and knowledge associated with them. There are
explanations on why these feelings exist, when they do. Most
come from being exposed to particular information under
particular circumstances, which vary based on your particular
experiences and your particular
education. So again emotions are very ineffective for processing
information, and ineffective
when your trying to understand the facts about your situation.
Emotions are like old friends, you love them, but you just don't
want them around all the time. You need time to relax, time to
think, time to recoup and time to do other things. No offence,
non taken, of course.
is characterized by intense emotion. Emotionally charged and
vigorously energetic, or just happy and focused.
"It's amazing how there are
things that unwillingly control our moods, it's really weird.
And it only takes a moment of distraction for a particular
behavior to start
. Now your mind is
processing information under a new set of parameters, and unless
your aware of the change, you will not know when to change your
thinking and the thoughts that are running under a particular
set of rules that were created some how by you?
is not a skill
that can be easily maintained, or easily defined. Everyone
should fully understand all the things that we have learned
. The benefits are numerous."
Why do we Feel our Emotions?
Emotions release certain
and chemicals in our body. So
we sometimes feel emotions
in our stomachs, like a gut-wrenching
feeling, a knot in the stomach, or feeling sick or nauseated, or
feeling something nerve-wracking or a
. We can also feel
shaking or tremors, sweating,
dry mouth and headaches. We also feel emotions in our chest,
like chest pain, a fast heart rate, fast breathing, a thumping heart
or palpitations. Love doesn't hurt, losing love hurts
is an intense emotional and sometimes physical Stress
one feels at
experiencing great longing.
is an unpleasant feeling (a suffering) of a psychological,
is physical pain that is caused, increased, or prolonged by mental,
emotional, or behavioral factors.
Science of Heartbreak
is a type of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy
in which there is a sudden
temporary weakening of the muscular portion of the
. This weakening
can be triggered by emotional stress, such as the
death of a loved one
, a break-up, or constant
parasympathetic control of the heart, lungs and digestive tract. The vagus
nerves are paired; however, they are normally referred to in the singular.
It is the longest nerve of the autonomic nervous system in the human body.
are the nerves that emerge directly from the brain
(including the brainstem), in contrast to spinal nerves (which emerge from
segments of the spinal cord). Cranial nerves relay information between the
brain and parts of the body, primarily to and from regions of the head and
Autonomic Nervous System
is a division of the peripheral
that influences the function of internal organs. The autonomic
nervous system is a control system that acts largely unconsciously and
regulates bodily functions such as the heart rate, digestion, respiratory
rate, pupillary response, urination, and sexual arousal. This system is
the primary mechanism in control of the
and the freeze-and-dissociate response.
Sympathetic Nervous System
is one of the two main divisions of the autonomic nervous system, the
other being the
parasympathetic nervous system
. The autonomic nervous system functions
to regulate the body's unconscious actions.
Central Nervous System
is the part of the nervous system consisting of
the brain and spinal cord.
the collection of glands of an organism that secrete hormones directly
into the circulatory system to be carried towards distant target organs.
is a portion of the brain that contains a number of small nuclei with a
variety of functions. One of the most important functions of the
hypothalamus is to link the nervous system to the endocrine system via the
pituitary gland (hypophysis).
Anterior Cingulate Cortex
wide variety of autonomic functions, such as regulating blood pressure and
, also involved in certain higher-level functions, such as
reward anticipation, decision-making
, impulse control, and emotion.
mediates the stress response
through the production
of mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids, such as aldosterone and
are a class of steroid
help control metabolism, inflammation
, immune functions, salt and water
balance, development of sexual characteristics, and the ability to
are endocrine glands that produce a variety of
hormones including adrenaline and the steroids aldosterone and cortisol.
They are found above the kidneys
examines how neurochemicals influence the
network of neural operation by studying of neurochemicals, including
neurotransmitters and other molecules (such as psychopharmaceuticals,
neuropeptides, or gastrotransmitters) that influence the function of
is an organic molecule, such as serotonin,
dopamine, or nerve growth factor, that participates in neural activity.
You can choose to feel emotions, but
sometimes you don't always have a choice. mostly because people
have not yet learned to fully understand the mind and body, so
they have a hard time controlling their emotions. Everyone has
control, but not everyone knows how to operate these controls
effectively. It's a combination of awareness, knowledge,
learning and practice. It's not part of our education, but it
is information obtained through
rather than from
. Relating to deep inward feelings rather than to the
intellect. Body not the Mind
(without the use of rational processes). An
impression that something might be the case.
The mind can cause us to feel physical symptoms from our
emotions, but our emotions are not always accurate in determining reality.
And there could also be crossover effects, meaning a signal from chemicals
and hormones might be misunderstood and misdiagnosed.
is the system of immune responses
organism against its own healthy cells and tissues.
(talking to yourself)
occurs when two or more expressions in a text refer to the same person or
is caused by switching between devices driving a load, "crossing over" of
the signal between devices.
are a class of electronic
can question your feelings more often, then you can better
understand them correctly. If you can learn how to weed out
, and learn how to
, that don't benefit you, then your actions
will eventually be more logical and you will make better
"If you can
your feelings, then you
can do what you know, instead of doing something based on how you feel."
are emotional or
(especially in relation to personal principles or dignity).
The experiencing of affective and emotional states. A vague idea in
which some confidence is placed. The general atmosphere of a place or
situation and the effect that it has on people. A
physical sensation that you
experience. The sensation
produced by pressure receptors in the skin.
An intuitive understanding of something.
Feelings - Morris
Albert - Live
(youtube) - Feelings, nothing more than feelings, Trying
to forget my feelings of love.
Boston- More than A
(youtube) - It's more than a feeling, When I hear that old
song they used to play, And I begin dreaming, Till I see Marianne walk
is to undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state
of mind. Come to believe on the basis of emotion,
indefinite grounds. Perceive by a physical sensation
, e.g., coming from
the skin or muscles. Be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional
state. Have a feeling or perception about oneself
in reaction to
someone's behavior or attitude. Undergo passive experience of. Be
felt or perceived in a certain way. Grope or feel in search of
something. A property perceived by touch.
Examine by touch
. Examine (a body part) by palpation. Find by
testing or cautious exploration
. Produce a certain impression. An
intuitive awareness. The general atmosphere of a place or situation and
the effect that it has on people. Gut Feeling
Body Mind Connections
Sometimes I don't feel like I'm doing enough, but that was just a
feeling, and feelings do not fully explain reality. So what am I
really doing? I'm doing this. Though sometimes it does not feel like I'm
doing this, but this is what I am doing. Of course it can
differently, but that does
not change the facts. In order to change the facts, you must learn and you
must communicate. There is no such thing as perceived facts.
Emotions that Depend on very Particular Circumstances:
Desbundar (Portuguese) – to shed one’s
in having fun.
Tarab (Arabic) – a
induced state of ecstasy or enchantment.
(Japanese) – the relaxation gained from
bathing in the forest
figuratively or literally.
Gigil (Tagalog) – the irresistible urge to
pinch or squeeze someone because they are loved or cherished.
(Chinese) – a sense of complete and perfect
Iktsuarpok (Inuit) – the anticipation one feels
when waiting for someone, whereby one keeps going outside to check if they
Natsukashii (Japanese) – a nostalgic longing for the
past, with happiness for the fond memory, yet sadness that it is no
Saudade (Portuguese) – a melancholic longing or nostalgia for a
person, place or thing that is far away either spatially or in time – a
vague, dreaming wistfulness for phenomena that may not even exist.
Wabi-sabi (Japanese) – a “dark, desolate sublimity” centred on transience
and imperfection in beauty.
Sehnsucht (German) – literally
“life-longings”, an intense desire for alternative states and realisations
of life, even if they are unattainable.
Dadirri (Australian aboriginal)
term – a deep, spiritual act of reflective and respectful listening.
Pihentagyú (Hungarian) – literally meaning “with a relaxed brain”, it
describes quick-witted people who can come up with sophisticated jokes or
Desenrascanço (Portuguese) – to artfully disentangle oneself
from a troublesome situation.
Sukha (Sanskrit) – genuine lasting
happiness independent of circumstances.
Orenda (Huron) – the power of
the human will to change the world in the face of powerful forces such as
"Parents learn to understand the moods of their children more then
they learn to understand their own moods, why? Emotions are a form of
communication, but we have not yet learned how to listen."