Sharing feelings brings security and reduces the need for anger
- It takes courage to admit to your feelings and sit with them.
- People empathize by using common feelings that are human, not weak or ugly.
- Owning your feelings means you can show them to others in an open way.
- Showing feelings openly brings genuine connection, comfort, security and calmness.
- Bad feelings are lessened and good feelings come to take their place.
- Anger isn’t a useful way of feeling powerful or avoiding helplessness.
- Feeling understood, secure and cared for reduces the need for anger as a way to demand from others what you are too scared to face yourself.
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Copyright, Jeanette Raymond, Ph.D. 2010