USEFUL TO KNOW NAMING AND DESCRIBING MOODS AND FEELINGS
PPC PRIVATE PSYCHOTHERAPY CLINIC -LONDON IFPPPS LTD
Some feelings are easier to spot than others, and when we do spot them we might do nothing more than give them a name. As with other forms of CBT , this approach is about getting a better understanding of what is happening when we experience a particular feeling or mood.
People describes their moods and mood swings in different ways. Some use words like sad, happy , anxious or angry, but there are many other ways to name and describe them.
For example , some people find using colour(‘black and murky’) , and metaphor (‘on top of the world’) an easier way to describe how they are feeling. Naming a mood is the first step to understanding it. There is no right or wrong name : it is whatever it means to you.
We have found that being aware of the different moods we have or at least the…
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