I mostly learned a lot about emotions and how regarding them as "negative" is very unhelpful. Accepting them is tremendously important. I mostly approached my emotions from a different angle, which made me be more accepting of them. This felt very freeing and caused me to release some long held blockages. My sadness and anger are not to be seen as unwanted. They are a vital part of my being and can play a huge role in getting me closer to my true self and direction. I must keep accepting my emotions and notice when I am trying to run away from them. Take steps toward expressing them openly to other people. The part about anger really caused a big shift in me. I have always regarded it as something very negative and learning to accept it a bit more has taught me a lot about myself.
I avoided anger like the plague for most of my life because I thought it was “bad” and only people not composed feel that. In this course I learned that all the “bad” emotions are in fact helpful (or can be used helpfully), and I used anger to get a better workout.
My favorite topic was specifically using disgust to show what you are passionate about. I really don't feel passionate about much but when I questioned what I feel disgust about it was easy to think of what disgusts me and there for an area I was passionate. I generally am feeling more curious about any emotions I feel. I am looking to wring out whatever info is in the emotion and develop more. There were a few reframes around disgust and even happiness that change what I can learn and practically use with them. Something from this course I would like to remember is that emotions are tools and "surfing" them successfully will benefit my development.
I think earlier in life I was really headed toward the non-acceptance of emotions. I'm turning that around, but I'm still just gaining my intrinsic knowledge of what emotions are and how I experience them inside myself - let alone trying to express them. As courage is a huge thing for me, I enjoyed the reflection on fear in this course as not being a thing that is trying to stop you, but being a thing that is trying to make you be more careful. I feel better able to come up with a response [to emotions] that will dramatically improve my life rather than stewing in some victimhood mentality.
I feel more comfortable with myself and more optimistic, busy and sharp. I still find expressing attraction and initiating eye contact (in clubs) difficult although my confidence when dancing is higher than in years. Anger, happiness and disgust were all especially helpful. I think anger was the most useful though as my misuse of it has been a root cause of problems and has distorted some of my other emotions.
Your ability to manage your emotions is what will determine the quality of your life. Unfortunately, most of us have been trained to misunderstand and become ashamed of our normal natural human feelings.
We need to create a healthy relationship with our own emotions if we wish to connect meaningfully with other people, know what we are passionate about, and understand how to live by our core values.
In this course you'll come to understand your inner sensations, and learn to make use of your emotions the way they were intended.
If you feel that any of the emotions listed below are "wrong", painful, or just plain difficult to manage, this is the course for you:
Imagine becoming someone who never has to hide or repress how they feel, yet never is harmed or causes harm because of emotion. If you are interested in becoming that person, enrol for this course today.
The following courses need to be completed prior to taking this course.