Today is Therapeutic Thursday!
We recently discovered an article called: " The 'Emotion Chart' My Therapist Gave Me That I Didn't Know I Needed" by Sarah Schuster.
Compartmentalizing and putting away feelings doesn't work. "Because of course, feelings you don’t feel don’t simply go away. They don’t seep into the ground never to return again. In fact, it’s more like the water cycle. Whatever the earth absorbs eventually comes back as rain. Except in this version of the water cycle, the more water that goes unused and unprocessed, the bigger the storm. Water you ignore comes back with a fury, demanding your attention, raining big, angry drops on your head." In the end, this "rain" will cause physical symptoms too.
🎡 Take a look at the attached Wheel of Emotion. A Wheel of Emotions. It’s a simple chart, with different levels of color-coded emotions, meant to help those who possess it to identify how they’re feeling.
"According to American psychologist Dr. Robert Plutchik, humans can experience 34,000 distinguishable emotions...humans are capable of so many vast and complicated emotions. Identifying them is a practice. Dealing with them can be a strength."