The below excerpt is from the self help psychology book, Be Your Own Therapist.|
EMOTIONAL HEALTH =
What is emotional health anyway? A useful definition of
emotional health is the ability to express all emotions
appropriately. Those who have this ability are surely mentally
healthy. Being emotionally stuck is often the best indicator of
current lack of emotional health.
I might be stuck in depression
or stress, stuck in anger at my favorite targets, stuck in
obsessive fears, or stuck in perpetual guilt or shame.
Obviously, this indicator of emotional health suggests that many
of us lack emotional health much of the time.
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An outstanding example of emotional health is the average
two-year-old, who often displays a full range of emotions.
Emotions are usually freely expressed and felt by the
two-year-old, and therefore stuckness in any one emotion for
more than a couple of minutes doesn't happen often. Once felt,
emotions change. Without emotional change one stays discomfited,
clear evidence of skewed emotional expression. This is a
commonly overlooked truism about emotions - once they are felt
properly, they disappear, thus making room for the next feeling
or emotion. (The root of the word, e-motion, implies motion or
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EMOTIONAL HEALTH = MENTAL HEALTH
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HOLDING ON TO THE RAGE
ANGER KEEPS COMING BACK
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SKEWED EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION IS RAMPANT
EMOTIONAL HEALTH = MENTAL HEALTH © 1995-99
|Q: If my anger at my spouse keeps
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