Part Two: Are We Overemphasizing Emotions?
Possible consequences of an over-emphasis on emotions: An anecdote The son of a school friend, who was rather awkward and nerdish, struggled to find a date for his final year high school dance. My friend felt really sorry for her son. How dejected he must feel. His 15-year-old sister, who later became a successful occupational…
Are We Overemphasizing Emotions?
Part One: Soothing & Problem-solving without an emphasis on emotions. Key Concepts: Talking about emotions is one certain way of feeling better. Of lightening up. This depends, of course, on the reaction of the listener. An accepting ear is required. We all have experience of the discomfort when you share something personal and the other…