Animal-Assisted Therapy

   Have you ever thought that humans are so hard to deal with and sometimes the outcome doesn’t even match the effort? Or maybe your social anxiety is so big that you don’t want to seek for help from fellow humans? Don’t worry, animals are there for you.    The animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a... Continue Reading →

The Dance/Movement Therapy

   Continuing the not-so-common types of therapies series, I’m writing a few words about the dance/movement therapy (also called dance movement psychotherapy in UK). “DMT (or DMP) is the psychotherapeutic use of movement and dance to support intellectual, emotional, and motor functions of the body. As a modality of the creative arts therapies, DMT looks at the correlation between movement and... Continue Reading →

The Language of Emotions

   If you think about a particular emotion, how many words can you use to express it? How many words do you know to express a different side of an emotion? There are more than you might think.    I recently stumbled across a list of feelings with the associated words, and the list is... Continue Reading →

Your Feelings Are Overrated.

We are often told to act in alignment to what we feel. How we feel. For whom we feel. This notion of acting in alignment with our feelings can be a dangerous mindset. In fact, allow me to tell you that your feelings are completley overrated. They are unimportant. Look, there are only 2 reasons... Continue Reading →

Your Emotions are in Your Way

   A severe negative emotion interferes with the way we see our future. It can be so bad that we forget emotions are temporary and in those moments, we strongly believe that we’ll be in that state the rest of our lives. How stupid does that sound? And still, it’s very true.    Having a... Continue Reading →

Your Emotion is Your Energy

   Each action we make involves some energy, but where is all that energy coming from? You surely noticed that we feel more energized when we do certain actions compared with others even though no additional energy came in.    It seems that whenever we like something, we somehow find more energy to invest in... Continue Reading →

Basic human emotions

   A colorful mind can create colorful emotions. Starting from the darkest ones to the most enlighten states, we often go through all the specter without us even realizing how many emotions we feel in the same time. But how many emotions are out there? This is a question tougher than we might expect because... Continue Reading →

The Lövheim Cube of Emotion

    Our mind and body are very connected one to each other and it seems that emotions are not an exception from this rule. Because of this, in 2012 a dude called Hugo Lövheim proposed a theory based on three brain chemicals: serotonin (the happiness hormone), dopamine (the reward hormone) and noradrenaline (also called norepinephrine... Continue Reading →

Movie Thoughts – Inside Out (2015)

   This is an interesting animation about how emotions interact inside our heads (you can find more about this movie here). It is based on a 5 Basic Emotions Model and how those emotions interact so we can experience different states. These five basic emotions are joy, sadness, anger, fear and disgust. Paul Ekman and... Continue Reading →

Can we smell emotions?

   Vanessa Van Edwards launched this idea that frankly shocked me a little. She talked about an experiment made to see if sweat smells different based on what triggers it. Apparently, the sweat released after running on a treadmill smells different from the sweat released before jumping from a plane. A significant proportion of the... Continue Reading →

A few words about The Law of Attraction

  Have you ever wondered how this law of attraction works? In theory, if you have positive thoughts, the universe will give you positive things, and if you have negative thoughts, the universe will give you negative things. It’s pretty straight forward, right?    Let’s have a closer look. I don’t know how much the... Continue Reading →

The Frustrations Bubble

  Dealing with automatic thoughts is not easy, but ignoring them can create the frustrations bubble. Basically, those automatic thoughts we ignore create feelings that we ignore. Ignoring them won’t make them disappear, instead they will pile up into a bubble until it’s too big to handle and then it explodes.    When a bubble... Continue Reading →

The Impact of Having Expectations

   Wondering about how and why our feelings are changed, I bumped into another potential reason. Expectations are the ones that bring us down when they are not met and they also bring a little joy into our lives when everything happens as we predicted. Is this a good or a bad thing?    Of... Continue Reading →

The Loss Feeling

   Have you ever wonder why do we get angry? I know it’s because of some situations or because of some people, but that is not the real reason. We get angry because of what we think about the situation or about the person, and most of the times it is connected with the feeling... Continue Reading →

The “Friends” Debate

   Anyone can name their friends, right? But how do you differentiate between friends and acquaintances? The amount of time you spend talking with them? The things you say to them? What kind of things you say to a friend? If you think a certain person is your friend, does that person think the same?... Continue Reading →

Mindful Introspection

   I often find myself full with strong feelings like anxiety or anger and even the most insignificant things can trigger an inappropriate response full of rage from my behalf. As I pointed in an older post, to get in control of my emotions I have to get in control of my thoughts. The process... Continue Reading →

Overview about Emotions

   As humans, we deal with countless emotions daily and some of them can change our mood and that affects our thoughts and our behavior. To better understand why this is happening and how to control our emotions, we need to understand what triggers them.    Are we in complete control over our emotions? Not... Continue Reading →

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