Be Mindful - Working With Strong Emotion

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Working with Strong Emotion

"I used mindfulness only a couple of days ago when I was feeling quite panicky outside. I refocused on the sounds around me rather than the stress I was experiencing."

Engage more fully with your emotions and notice how you experience them in your body. Notice and accept your moods, research shows that this helps to reduce stress.
Noticing where we feel emotion in relation to our body, and how that emotion is physically experienced, can greatly reduce distress or feelings of being overwhelmed. In contrast, trying to avoid the unpleasant feeling tends to increase our emotional distress.

Wellbeing benefits:

Build resilience

Examples of how this activity can help me:

I want to learn healthy ways of managing stress and difficult emotions.

Length:

10-20 minutes.

Who can I do this activity with?

On my own, or with another person, should you want to discuss the activity afterwards.

Where can I do this activity?

Find somewhere you feel comfortable to be. 

How often can I do this activity?

This exercise can be used for any mood that you find yourself in. It can be helpful to do when dealing with strong emotion, such as anger.

What do I need?

  • Pen/pencil
  • Paper

Did you know?

‘Emotional Literacy’ is the ability to recognize, understand and appropriately express our emotions. Studies show that anything we do to enhance our ‘Emotional Literacy’ is beneficial to our wellbeing. Good emotional literacy helps us to be more aware of our own feelings and to be more sensitive to the feelings of others, and this can, in turn, enhance relationships.

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