Behind every negative emotion there's a basic need that is unmet and needing to be heard.
Our needs are so important to our well-being yet expressing certain emotions is difficult in our culture... they can be messy, provocative and it often doesn't go well because most of us haven't be taught how to do it well.
Did you know that beneath anger there is always a more vulnerable emotion that isn't being expressed and is linked to an important need that isn't being heard or met?
Owning and naming how you're feeling is a skill worth learning. It enables you to share your true feelings, recognise what specific need is unmet and request what you need (without attachment to the outcome)....human heart to human heart rather than slipping into shame or blame or demand.
It is your masculine mind and your feminine feeling body working together in sacred union AND it is your divinity embracing your humanity!
If you'd like to learn how, book a session (same price as art therapy)...I am passionate about supporting this process to empower our feeling soul.
Or take a look at NVC steps which outline the best way I've found to express feelings effectively. There's also a 3 hour video on Youtube of a NVC workshop the founder has run with a group overseas.
I look forward to sharing this journey with you.
~ Marshall Rosenberg (founder of NVC)