Little Book of Big Emotions: The Five Feelings that Affect Everything You Do (And Don't Do)

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In the course of any given day, most of us have occasion to feel anger, fear, gladness, sorrow, and shame. These are the five fundamental emotions of human existence. Yet, for each of us, certain emotions are easier to experience and express than others. The key to living your best life, explains Erika M. Hunter, is learning to access your full range of emotions.
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Overview

In the course of any given day, most of us have occasion to feel anger, fear, gladness, sorrow, and shame. These are the five fundamental emotions of human existence. Yet, for each of us, certain emotions are easier to experience and express than others. The key to living your best life, explains Erika M. Hunter, is learning to access your full range of emotions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592850792
  • Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/14/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 548,373
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 7.46 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Erika M. Hunter practiced psychotherapy and social work for 15 years before turning to a writing career. She holds a B.A. in psychology and an M.Ed. in community counseling.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: Wherein I Discover Feelings: My Own 1
1 Emotions = Energy 7
2 The Basic Emotions: What Are They? 19
3 Where Do Feelings Go? Emotional Energy 27
4 Anger: The Verboten One 39
5 Fear: A Vulnerable Ability 59
6 Gladness: Grace in Action 85
7 Sorrow: A Complicated Accumulation 103
8 Shame: Emotional Paralysis 121
9 Communication Skills: Putting the Concepts into Practice 137
10 Moving On: Wrapping Up 159
Taking an Emotional Inventory 163
Recommended Reading 169
Index 171
About the Author 179
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