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A List of Feelings We All Have (Emotions and Sensations)

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Learning Tool •  N/A
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
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The following list of words are used to express a combination of emotional states and physical sensations. This list is neither exhaustive nor definitive. It is meant as a starting place to help you develop your emotional vocabulary and further support your communication with others.


Differentiating Between Feelings And Faux Feelings

Learning Tool •  N/A
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
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This chart is intended as an aid to translating words that are often confused with feelings. These words imply that someone is doing something to you and generally connote wrongness or blame. To use this list, when somebody says “I’m feeling rejected,” you might translate this as: “Are you feeling scared because you have a need for inclusion?”


Don't Just Feel Your Emotions

Trainer Tip •  2 - 3 minutes
Beginner
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes

To keep our life energy moving and growing we can find the resources to welcome and accompany various parts of ourselves with compassion and love -- as though these parts are very young children.  And even if these parts contain difficult emotions...


Embracing Your Emotions: Honoring the Wisdom of BIG Emotions (3 Session Course)

Audio •  3 - 4 hours
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
3 - 4 hours

Listen to this short 3 session telecourse recording with CNVC Certified Trainer Christine King, and you will learn how to honor the wisdom that your anger, fear, shame and other BIG emotions have for you.

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.


Feelings vs. Thoughts Vocabulary Builder

Practice Exercise •  10 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
10 minutes

This ten question exercise will help build your feelings vocabulary. It is helpful to differentiate between words that describe what we think others are doing around us, and words that describe actual feelings. These "faux feelings" often reveal more about how we think others are behaving than what we are actually feeling ourselves. Feeling words are always about us, not the other person.


 
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