an image showing three inset circles. The inner wheel is basic emotions- happy, sad, disgust, etc- the middle circle contains feeling words- despair, disappointment, awe, etc. The outer circle contains words that describe a sensation that someone might feel in their body if they were feeling the corresponding emotion.

Emotion Sensation Feeling Wheel Handout by Lindsay Braman

> JUMP TO DOWNLOAD <   The Emotion-Sensation Feeling Wheel   WHAT IS IT: It’s an adaptation of the “feelings wheel” that many therapists and educators use to help people learn to better recognize and name their emotions, adapted to include common body-based expressions of emotions. HOW THE EMOTION-SENSATION ¬† WHEEL IS DIFFERENT: The two…

Childhood Emotional Neglect and Chronic Shame

Kids who grow up in families where emotional needs are not validated and met often develop a deep sense of internal shame for having needs at all. Over time, in order to cope, many of these kids become adults with little or no capacity to experience their emotions¬† (a symptom associated with alexithymia). Hilary Jacobs…

Alexithymia - Origins and Treatment

Alexithymia – Origins and Treatment

Alexithymia is when a person is not able to express, tell the difference between, and name emotions. Most of us learn early – before we even learn language – how to express and tell the difference between emotions. Babies learn this when they see their emotions amplified on the face of a caring parent or…