Emotions By Mrs. Rachel Bohnhoff To coincide with School Connect Lesson 2.1, 2.2
Emotions are the primary indicator of what matters to us and of how we experience life.
Emotions are only one of the factors that we consider in making personal decisions.
Recognizing Emotions • This helps us to make informed and responsible decisions.
Emotions • Automatic Response that arises from unconscious thought. Example) a car coming toward us = automatic fear that causes us to act
Emotions arise without us being aware of them.
Auto Appraising = a subconscious process in which we use our senses to scan the environment for signs of danger. and our initial reactions are largely out of our control.
Reflective Appraising • Recognize how you are feeling. this is a conscious process in which we evaluate how situations might affect us. (the physical expressions and sensations that accompany various emotions.)
Purpose Emotions provide us with information that is important to our well being.
How do we recognize emotions in ourselves? ………..Through physical sensations. energetic tense Relaxed Physically Depressed
What sensation do you get when you feel angry? • Tense • Hot
What sensation do you get when you feel fear? • Tingly • Cold • Lightheaded • Unable to move
What sensation do you get when you feel surprised? • Energetic • Light • Breathless
What sensation do you get when you feel sad? • Heavy • Tired
What sensation do you get when you feel happy? • Bubbly • Giggles • Elated
What sensation do you get when you feel disgust? • Queasy • Nauseated
What sensation do you get when you feel contempt? • Energized • aggressive
Why is it important to be aware of emotions? Being aware of emotions helps us in making decisions, resolving problems, and responding to situation and events.