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Free choice subjectDemystifying feelings:

New ways to help people understand,
change and manage their emotional reactions

A one-day course with tutor: Miriam Chachamu

There are currently no more dates for this course

 


About the day

Many people find feelings confusing. They seem to have a life of their own, coming and going outside of our control...

We often understand that there is no point in feeling a particular way yet we are not able to change it. We get conflicting cultural messages – on the one hand we are encouraged to follow our hearts and trust our instincts, on the other hand we know that our hearts and instincts can lead us astray.

This insightful yet practical day will give you a new understanding of feelings, what they are and how they can be used for learning and growth.

You will get effective tools for explaining, managing and changing feelings, and a better understanding of how feelings play out in interactions between people.

These tools can be applied just as easily for self-development and personal growth as they can be in the therapy room.

 

What you will gain from attending:

  • A new understanding of different feelings – what they are, how they get generated and their psychological role
  • Greater clarity as to why some people overract to situations
  • Powerful tools for helping clients understand their own feelings and using them as opportunities for healing and growth
  • Ways to deal with the secondary gains having emotional problems can bring
  • Insights into the social function of feelings
  • Key knowledge of how mood and feelings interact with each other
  • How the mind-body motivation system makes use of our feelings
  • Increased understanding of the role of unpleasant feelings, such as fear, guilt, sadness and anxiety
  • Greater clarity about the role of happy feelings such as love and pride
  • ...and much more

 




Another great training day, thank you — the way of thinking about and addressing the secondary gains associated with having an emotional ‘problem’ will be very helpful for several clients I can think of already. "

Emotional Health Consultant

 

Course Programme

The 'Demystifying feellings' course starts at 9.30am and runs until 4.00pm.

The day's agenda

Registration: 8.30am to 9.30am (Tea or coffee served until 9.25am)

9.30am – What are feelings?

  • Understanding feelings – what they are, how they get generated and their psychological role
  • Looking at how feelings give information about unmet innate needs or unmet perceived needs (wants)
  • How mood and feelings interact with each other
  • Pleasant and unpleasant feelings – how our body-mind motivation system ensures we use our resources to get what we need

11.00am — Discussion over tea/coffee

11.30am – A deeper insight into common feelings

  • We explore common unpleasant feelings, such as fear, guilt, sadness and anxiety – their evolutionary role and what they motivate us to do
  • Taking a closer look at pleasant feelings such as happiness, pride
    and love

1.00pm — Lunch (included)

1.45pm – What happens when feelings go wrong

  • Why do people sometimes continue to experience strong feelings about events that are long gone?
  • And why do some people overreact with strong feelings to events that others can take in their stride?
  • How feelings can be manipulated – our innate vulnerability
  • Understanding the link between strong memories and feelings
  • How feelings express themselves in our body
  • Exploring secondary benefits – the glue which often keeps unpleasant feeling in place

2.45pm — Discussion over tea/coffee

3.00pm – Effective tools for processing feelings

  • How we can become more aware of the purpose of our feelings and use them for learning and growth
  • Working in guided imagery to process unwanted feelings
  • Practical techniques for helping our clients and ourselves move past feelings that do not serve us any more

4.00pm — Day ends



There are currently no more dates for this course

Demystifying feelings:
New ways to help people understand,
change and manage their emotional reactions

 



To book by phone call 01323 811690.
Alternatively, you can download an application form and post or fax it to:
Human Givens College, Chalvington, East Sussex, BN27 3TD.
fax:  00 44 (0)1323 811486

Also see, How to Book

 

 

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A really useful deeper dive into understanding feelings – an excellent addition to other human givens courses.

Psychologist

A great day, very helpful – Miriam was a brilliant and engaging speaker.

Volunteering Manager of a Telephone Helpline

 

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