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Emotion is a brief conscious experience characterized by intense mental activity and a high degree of pleasure or displeasure.
Feeling that results in physical and psychological changes that influence our behavior. Emotion is closely linked to arousal of the nervous system with various states and strengths of arousal relating, apparently, to particular emotions.

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Emotions should not control your thinking, your thinking should control your emotions, and this is why. Emotions 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 Human Senses, so they are not a tool that can be used to determine Reality. 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 Premonitions or other forms of Awareness.

Emotional Self-Regulation or regulation of emotion is the ability to respond 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 delay spontaneous reactions as needed. It can also be defined as extrinsic and intrinsic processes responsible for
monitoring, evaluating, and modifying emotional reactions. Emotion self-regulation 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.

Intrinsic is situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts. Hormones
Extrinsic is something originating from the outside. Not happening within.

Regulation of Emotion 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/ individuals. Emotional detachment 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 empathy; 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.

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 reacting to those words emotionally. Don't just feel things, think about things. You have to learn how to control your feelings, and learn how to think about things carefully and analyze information accurately. Emotions are good, not thinking is bad. There are lots of sayings that try to explain how important it is not to overreact, 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 (psychology) is an emotional state. It differs from emotions, feelings, or affects less specific, intense and likely to be triggered by a particular stimulus or event. 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.

Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that uses real-time displays of brain activity—most commonly electroencephalography (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.

Differential Activation Patterns in the Same Brain Region Led to Opposite Emotional States
Q-Radio: Emotion Recognition using Wireless Signals

Biofeedback 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

Amygdala primary role in the processing of memory, decision-making, and emotional reactions, the amygdalae are considered part of the limbic system.

Limbic System supports a variety of functions including emotion, behavior, motivation, long-term memory, 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.

Emotional Intelligence 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 (PDF)

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.

Empathy Quotient is the ability to feel an appropriate emotion in response to another's emotion and the ability to understand the others' emotion.

Ambivalence
is having mixed feelings or emotions.

Emotional Competence 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 Competency

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 interacting influences.


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 or persons feel. It is sometimes termed extrinsic emotion regulation or interpersonal emotion management.

Emotional Thought Method develops a group of activities that can be used in a personal or group-oriented way for developing Emotional Intelligence.

Arousal is the physiological and psychological state of being awake.

Reticular Formation includes neurons located in diverse parts of the brain that play a crucial role in maintaining behavioral arousal and consciousness.

Physiology 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.

Psychology is the study of behavior and mind, embracing all aspects of conscious and unconscious experience as well as thought.

Valence is used to characterize and categorize specific emotions. For example, the emotions popularly referred to as "negative", such as Anger and Fear, have "negative valence". Joy has "positive valence". Positively valenced emotions are evoked by positively valenced events, objects, or situations. The term is also used about the hedonic tone of feelings, affect, certain behaviors (for example, approach and avoidance), goal attainment or nonattainment, and conformity with or violation of norms. Ambivalence can be viewed as conflict between positive and negative valence-carriers.

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 your actions. Learning to Separate your Emotions from your thoughts and memories helps you to understand the information more clearly. 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 like Propranolol. 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 experiences. 

Emotional intelligence consists of four attributes:
1: Self-Awareness – You recognize your own emotions and how they affect your thoughts and behavior, know your strengths and weaknesses, and have self-confidence. The ability to quickly reduce stress in the moment in a variety of settings
2: Self-Management – You’re able to control impulsive feelings and behaviors, manage your emotions in healthy ways, take initiative, follow through on commitments, and adapt to changing circumstances. The ability to recognize your emotions and keep them from overwhelming you.
3: Social Awareness – You can understand the emotions, needs, and concerns of other people, 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 nonverbal communication.
4: Relationship Management – You know how to develop and maintain good relationships, communicate clearly, inspire and influence others, work well in a team, and manage conflict. The ability to use humor and play to stay connected in challenging situations. The ability to resolve conflicts positively and with confidence.

Social Learning
Social Emotional Learning
Intrapersonal Intelligence (Self Smart)
Meditation

Interpersonal intelligence (People Smart)

Emotional Problems

Alexithymia inability to identify and describe emotions in the self.

Emotional Contagion is the phenomenon of having one person's emotions and related behaviors directly trigger similar emotions and behaviors in other people.

Emotional Detachment 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 (psychology) mild detachment from immediate surroundings to more severe detachment from physical and emotional experience, as well as detachment from reality. Introvert?

Psychosis refers to an abnormal condition of the mind described as involving a loss of contact with Reality.

Neurosis is a class of functional mental disorders involving distress but neither delusions nor hallucinations.

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 Perception.

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 states.

Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies
Paths Training

Emotional Healing (meditation)
Stress - Anger
Happiness - Depression
Anxieties - Fear - Avoiding Fear can help with Focus and Control
Controls

PTSD (stress)

Emotional Range and Value Orientation: Toward a Cognitive view of Emotionality

Emotional Biochemistry
Experts in Emotion 2.3 -- Iris Mauss on Measuring Emotion (youtube)
Human Emotion 1.2: Introduction (youtube)

Facial 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.


Emotional Layers

Emoji 27 States of Emotion

"A feeling is an interpretation of information."

These 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.

Torrid
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 activating processes. 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? Control is not a skill that can be easily maintained, or easily defined. Everyone should fully understand all the things that we have learned about self-control. The benefits are numerous."


Why do we feel our emotions?

Emotions release certain hormones 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 Gut feeling. 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.

Broken Heart Broken Heart is an intense emotional and sometimes physical Stress or Pain one feels at experiencing great longing.

Psychological Pain is an unpleasant feeling (a suffering) of a psychological, non-physical, origin.

Psychogenic Pain is physical pain that is caused, increased, or prolonged by mental, emotional, or behavioral factors.

The Science of Heartbreak (youtube)

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy is a type of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy in which there is a sudden temporary weakening of the muscular portion of the heart. This weakening can be triggered by emotional stress, such as the death of a loved one, a break-up, or constant Anxiety.

Vagal-Parasympathetic Activation interfaces with 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.

Cranial Nerves 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 neck.

Autonomic Nervous System is a division of the peripheral nervous system 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 fight-or-flight response 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.

Endocrine System the collection of glands of an organism that secrete hormones directly into the circulatory system to be carried towards distant target organs.

Hypothalamus 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 heart rate, also involved in certain higher-level functions, such as reward anticipation, decision-making, impulse control, and emotion.

Adrenal Cortex mediates the stress response through the production of mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids, such as aldosterone and cortisol, respectively.

Mineralocorticoids are a class of steroid hormones, which help control metabolism, inflammation, immune functions, salt and water balance, development of sexual characteristics, and the ability to withstand illness and injury.

Adrenal Gland are endocrine glands that produce a variety of hormones including adrenaline and the steroids aldosterone and cortisol. They are found above the kidneys.

Neurochemistry 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 neurons.

Neurochemical is an organic molecule, such as serotonin, dopamine, or nerve growth factor, that participates in neural activity.

Brain - Pain

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 should be.

Visceral
is information obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation. Relating to deep inward feelings rather than to the intellect. Body not the Mind.

Intuition is instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes). An impression that something might be the case.

Awareness (beyond normal senses)

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. 

Autoimmunity is the system of immune responses of an organism against its own healthy cells and tissues.

Placebos
Anxiety
Disorders (sanity)

Inner Monologue (talking to yourself)

Crossover Effects occurs when two or more expressions in a text refer to the same person or thing.

Crossover Distortion is caused by switching between devices driving a load, "crossing over" of the signal between devices.

Audio Crossover are a class of electronic filter used in audio applications.

"If you can question your feelings more often, then you can better understand them correctly. If you can learn how to weed out false alarms, and learn how to control impulses from your sub-conscious mind, that don't benefit you, then your actions will eventually be more logical and you will make better decisions."

"If you can control and understand your feelings, then you can do what you know, instead of doing something based on how you feel."

Feelings are emotional or moral sensitivity (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)
Boston- More than A Feeling (youtube)

Feel is to undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind. Come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or 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


Emotions that depend on very particular circumstances:
Desbundar (Portuguese) – to shed one’s inhibitions in having fun.
Tarab (Arabic) – a musically induced state of ecstasy or enchantment.
Shinrin-yoku (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.
Yuan bei (Chinese) – a sense of complete and perfect accomplishment.
Iktsuarpok (Inuit) – the anticipation one feels when waiting for someone, whereby one keeps going outside to check if they have arrived.
Natsukashii (Japanese) – a nostalgic longing for the past, with happiness for the fond memory, yet sadness that it is no longer.
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 solutions.
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 fate.


"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."




The Thinker Man