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Idiot's Guides: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Eileen Bailey, Dr. Jayme Albin

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CHAPTER4

Understanding and Measuring Your Emotions

In This Chapter

  • Identifying your emotions
  • Recognizing helpful and unhelpful emotions
  • Measuring the intensity of your emotions
  • Feeling and managing your emotions

When you experience surges of emotion, you feel them not only in your brain but also in your body. These emotions connect to your thoughts and behaviors.

For example, imagine you have a test coming up. Whenever you think about the upcoming exam you start to feel nervous. Your brain feels overwhelmed, you cannot concentrate on studying, and you are distracted by a many other thoughts. Your body feels tense, your breathing is little faster ...

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