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- Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett

When people speaking in public

recategorize their anxiety as excitement, 

their sympathetic nervous system 

still creates  jittery butterflies but...

they perform better

- DR. LISA FELDMAN BARRETT

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  • Fewer medical intervention needs.
  • Better relationships with family & friends.
  • Better able to choose correct actions in social situations.
  • Less likely to stress drink.
  • Less likely to relataliate aggressively.
  • More flexible regulating emotions

Emotions are NOT automatically trigered by events. They are constructed by our brain.

Decades of research at Northeastern University has proven that our brain's most important job is not thinking or feeling or even seeing... but to make sure we survive & thrive. Our brain c...

  • What - Categorizing is combining different emotion concepts to express feelings precisely. Like when leaving home to join a college in a different city. So many different emotions combine to make us feel the way we do in that moment.
  • Why - To be bett...

The brain can give us more tailor-made tools to fit each specific situation if we can articulate more precisely how we are feeling

  1. Understand the difference between feelings words.
  2. Pick words from other languages if yours doesn't have a specific word for what you are feeling. L...

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