2023 Author: Jake Johnson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 23:11
The emotions are psychophysiological responses that manifest themselves in the face of certain stimuli, that can be endogenous or exogenous. The body manifests certain effects and triggers, in turn, certain associated behaviors.
Beyond knowing emotions by name, we are taught little as children to recognize them in ourselves and in others.
However, this is a very important psychological skill because it allows us to be connected to what happens to us and thus know how to act accordingly.
In the same way, emotional intelligence is what allows us to detect these emotions easily and have the capacity for empathy necessary to put yourself in the place of the other.
The ability to understand emotions is of great help when making decisions about what happens to us. Many people don't know how emotions manifest in the body or can't easily register if they're feeling one way or another.
Being able to achieve it is extremely important to awareness of the causes that may be causing it, and if necessary, implies thePossibility to transform some modes that we play automatically.
Thus, education in emotions becomes a necessity. Not all of us manifest the sameemotions in the same way and, above all, not all of us react the same to the same stimuli.
That is why, beyond a general knowledge of emotions: basic, secondary, etc., whose information is widely available on the Web, what is interesting is the handmade and particular work, that each one must do to recognize them.
This work is easier if it is done in atherapeutic setting, because the therapist can help distinguish, from his position, the patient's emotions and with what they can be associated
Certain breathing techniques or even meditation, can help us, in turn, to register signs that the body marks us regarding how we feel.
Inability to sit still, rapid breathing, “lump in the throat”, feeling of pressure in the chest, for example, are signs of anxious moods, which we can record if we give the place for it.
Many times we continue with our activities even when many of these emotions are manifesting.
The emotions are a communication system, towards others and also towards ourselves. Emotion tells us something about ourselves, it tells us what we are afraid of, what makes us anxious, what makes us feel angry or indignant, what makes us feel nervous… We can choose to listen to these messages, or continue with our routine without noticing it.
However, everything we choose to ignore thanour psyche and our body manifest us, it will continue trying to express itself in different ways.
So, learning to recognize our emotions and relate them to what may have triggered them is an extremely important tool even for the prevention of psychological and physical problems.
The education in emotions should be a tool to be implemented from children, in gardens of infants and schools, since, acquired from the initial stages, it is much easier to incorporate this record and introspection as a habit to unfold throughout life.