Welcome to Powered By Emotion a resource dedicated to exploring the profound value and significance of human emotions in our journey towards personal growth and well-being. It serves as a guide to help you better understand the landscape of emotions to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and enhance your overall wellness. By using emotions as a tool, we can foster resilience and self-awareness and ultimately create a more authentic life.

When we talk about emotions, we tend to focus on their abstract concepts, but emotions have a very physical side. There is a meaningful connection between our emotional state and our body, and understanding how to appropriately identify and navigate what we are feeling is important to our health and well-being.

Emotions in the Body 

Feeling butterflies in your stomach is more than just a saying. Learn what body mapping is and how it can help us identify our emotions by paying attention to where we’re feeling them.

Unprocessed Emotions 

Did you know that unprocessed emotions can get “stuck” in your body? Learn how to recognize emotional repression and what you can do about it.

Manage Your Emotions & Name What You Feel  
Broaden your emotional vocabulary with a feeling wheel, and get some tips on how to deal with emotions in a healthy way.

The Body Stores Emotion – Where Are You Holding Yours?  
Learn what it means to hold unprocessed emotional energy in 5 different parts of the body and how to release it.

How to Work on Emotional Health
Do you know the warning signs that might need your attention relating to your emotional health? Learn more about what you can do to make improvements.

Mind Over Mood: A Meditation Series

What’s Your Current Mood?

Let’s focus on improving mood, and decreasing stress and negative thoughts through breathing exercises and mindfulness. The first week will be an introductory session into mindfulness. Denise will discuss the benefits of mindfulness and introduce easy practices to help with elevating mood. This session will end with a 10-minute guided meditation.

Our emotions are an important source of information about what’s going on inside us. They also give us information about what we’re experiencing and help us know how to react. Our emotions help us know what we want, they help us spot problems before they happen, and they give us clues about our physical and emotional well-being. Emotions provide us with a wealth of information!

Positive vs Negative
We may prefer the “good” but both positive and negative emotions are important to our well-being. Learn more about why they add so much meaning to our lives.

The Benefits of Negative Emotions
Discover four important reasons why experiencing negative emotions is good for us. Learning how to manage them effectively means we can make the most of them.

The Danger of Toxic Positivity 
Positivity is a good thing, but it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. Learn what it means and how to keep it in check.

Expressing How You Feel 
Jay Shetty discusses the challenge with having a limited emotional vocabulary and how to get batter at expressing how you feel.

3 Myths About Negative Emotions 
Mollie West Duffy, co-author of Big Feelings, explains what we’re not getting right about “negative” emotions and how to use them to your advantage.

Mind Over Mood: A Meditation Series

What Are You Thinking? 

We’ll focus on how thoughts influence mood, ways to change negative thoughts, and the origins of negative self-thoughts. Denise will discuss the benefits of gratitude and affirmations. Learn and practice a breathing exercise that can help boost mood and energy. The session will finish with a guided meditation on what influences the thoughts you have about yourself.

The ability to identify and communicate emotions is essential to our psychological well-being. Learning to control your emotions is also important, but it’s not about being positive all the time and avoiding the negative. The healthy approach is about allowing all emotions to happen, accepting them, and effectively managing them.

Our Negativity Bias 
Do you ever find that you dwell on the negative? Find out why and what you can do to beat the bias.

Navigating the Negative 
We all face negative experiences from time to time. Here are some techniques to help you deal with your emotions and use them to support your personal growth.

How to Manage Your Worries 
We all worry, but spending too much time worrying doesn’t do any good. Learn how to worry constructively with this technique.

Why We Need Emotional First Aid 
Guy Winch, psychologist and author, makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.

Defeating Negative Thoughts 
Check out this informative infographic with helpful stats, tips, and ideas on how to stop negative thoughts from getting you down.

Mind Over Mood: A Meditation Series

What’s Influencing Your Mood 

We’ll focus on how relationships and responsibilities can influence mood. Denise will discuss mindfulness and the body’s response to stress with tips and strategies to help adjust the way you respond. The session will end with a guided meditation on self-compassion and forgiveness.

Emotions are energy. While they result in a variety of feelings, they can also drive behaviour. It’s easy to see how we can use positive emotions like love and excitement to bring about positive outcomes and although “negative” emotions get a bad rap, they can also give us energy for positive results. We can learn to be productive with all emotions – it simply requires awareness and practice.

Using the Power of Emotion 
Emotions are powerful. Understand how you can leverage the “good” and the “bad” to work for you.

Journal Prompts for Every Emotion 
Journaling can be a great way to process and work through emotion. Check out these journal prompts to help you get started.

The Power of Positive Thinking 
Research shows that there really is power in positivity. Learn about the benefits and what you can do to build a positive mindset.

Emotions as Fuel 
Christian Moore, author of The Resilience Break Through, explains how to channel both positive and negative emotions into emotional fuel.

Learning From Regret 
Regret is one of our most powerful emotions. Author Daniel H. Pink discusses 4 types of regret and what they can teach you about yourself.

Mind Over Mood: A Meditation Series

Keeping the Balance 

Continue to practice mindfulness through breathing exercises and self-awareness practices. An introduction to the chakras and the use of mantras will complete the four-week program. The session will end with a chakra-balancing guided meditation.

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