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Feelings | how to make them work for you


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Feelings | how to make them work for you

  1. 1. Feelings: How To Make Them Work For You Presented by:  The Center for Christian Life Enrichment
  2. 2. About The Center for Christian Life Enrichment (CLE) <ul><ul><li>Located in Northbrook, Illinois - a suburb just North of Chicago </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 50 years of experience and a decade of graduate education between our 6 therapists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emotionally-focused approach to counseling </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Today's Presenter... Jonathan Noto <ul><ul><li>Therapist, speaker, and writer for the Center for Christian Life Enrichment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working with individuals, families, and couples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience in psychiatric hospital, high school, and community mental health settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assists in ministry coordination & development in local church </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Feelings: What they are and what feelings aren't <ul><ul><li>A feeling is what's happening for us in the moment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feelings are emotional - they are expressed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thoughts are cognitive - they are created </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SASHET </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sad </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Angry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scared </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Happy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Excited </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tender  </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Identifying and Labeling Feelings <ul><ul><li>Matthew Lieberman, UCLA in 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Two groups - the only difference was verbally naming the feeling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Amygdala vs. Prefrontal Cortex reaction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emotional reactions occur whether we are aware or not </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feelings influence our actions </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Range of Expression <ul><ul><li>We react either way - how do we want to CHOOSE to react & respond? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unconscious <===========> Conscious </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reactively <============> Responsibly </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Core Hungers <ul><ul><li>Basic needs we all have </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feelings clue us into our core hungers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs exist whether or not we are conscious of the feelings or know the underlying hungers </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Feelings Recognition Journal <ul><ul><li>Noticing feelings and writing them down </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Noticing a feeling and telling someone about it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Noticing a feeling, telling someone, and declaring what you want in the moment (core hunger)  </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Next steps... <ul><ul><li>Give us a call or email for a complimentary 30-minute consu Questions ltation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Counseling in general (is it right for me?) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fees & Insurance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The content you heard today </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(847) 272-3684 (ext. 11 for Johnny) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] or [email_address] </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Meet the Staff Christian Life Enrichment Staff Richard Blue M.A., LCPC, NCC Clinical Director [email_address] (847) 272-3684, ext. 14 Blog: LinkedIn Nancy Rollins M.S., LCPC, NCC [email_address] (847) 272-3684, ext. 13 Gabriela Caballero Cantú M.A., LPC [email_address] (847) 272-3684, ext. 15 Andrew Mercer M.A., LPC [email_address] (847) 272-3684, ext. 17 Amy Gayer M.A. [email_address] (847) 272-3684, ext. 18 Johnny Noto M.A., LPC [email_address] (847) 272-3684, ext. 11
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