Please use these charts to help you to identify what emotions and feelings you are experiencing at any given time. Knowing what you feel is validating in and of itself and being able to communicate what you are feeling to others moves you closer to being understood, which is an intimacy need we all have.
To that point, a simple “Emotional Self-Awareness Card” that I provide for visitors to use with others to help with communication is:
In 3 minutes or less, share these 3 things:
- My Thinking: “What I am thinking about is…”
- My Feelings: “What I am feeling about this is..”
- Going Forward: “Going forward, I’m going to…” or, “Going forward, what I’d like for you to consider is…”
In conclusion, being able to talk about your thoughts, feelings and what you are going to do constructively in light of your self-awareness creates clarity, empowerment and direction. Click here if you’d like to read about eight specific emotions and what you can do about them.
Intensity of Feelings Chart
Where in my body do I feel…
Feelings and Behaviors related to Trauma, Grief and Loss
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