Naming Your Feelings: A Guidebook to Understanding & Controlling Your Emotions
Naming your feelings is a first key step to understanding and taking control of your feelings – if you can’t name them, you can’t do anything about them. But naming them isn’t always easy for everyone. When this is the case, I have found scanning lists of feelings to be particularly helpful in that it can jump start awareness, but also broaden one’s emotional vocabulary. Understanding and naming your experience activates more of your awareness and is an important step in mobilizing your coping resources.