WHAT ARE THE EMOTIONS IN MENTAL HEALTH?

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST/COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

Emotions are probably even more difficult to define than
personality. It is commonly held that they
incorporate subjective experiences (what the individual actually experiences) that
are affective (emotive). These subjective experiences also have underlying
physiological, cognitive and environmental factors. Our understanding of what
we are feeling, however, is at least in part socially defined, for each
affective state, such as love, fear, anger, grief and so on, is commonly
defined through consensus. In other
words, the name we give to a feeling is influenced by what others name that
feeling, and widely held perceptions of that emotion.

Counsellors are interested in emotions on a personal or individual
basis. An understanding of the client’s
emotional world will provide an understanding of that person and their
experiences. There are, of course, vast differences in the extent to which
different people are aware of, make sense of and express their emotions. Some
clients…

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