Chapter 7 – Exploring Emotions
We can get a lot of information about emotions by describing our feelings.
It can difficult at times to translate our feelings into words. Expressive arts can help us to explore feelings. Drawing our emotions is a great method. You don’t have to be ‘good’ at drawing just willing to represent your feelings on paper. Once expressed it is easier to find the words to describe the feeling that has been drawn.
Expressing emotions through drawing
It is really useful to use the same method to draw and explore the opposite of the emotion that you have identified. This can give you a lot of information and insight about the things that you can do to transform your emotions. This is a great method for learning to talk about feelings.
Analysing the opposite of difficult emotions 1
Analysing the opposite of difficult emotions 2