What are the main theories of emotion relevant today

What are the main theories of emotion relevant today

There are many theories about emotion going back hundreds of years.   They have been grouped into categories, sub-categories and numerous lists.  Some of the main theories can still be useful today. Many psychologists identify the basic/prime emotions to be anger, fear, disgust, happiness, rage, love and sadness.  Emotion is defined as a strong feeling deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others instinctive or intuitive feeling as distinguished from reasoning or knowledge According to the Oxford Dictionary the word emotion derives from Mid 16th century, denoting a public disturbance:  from French émotion, from émouvoir excite, based on Latin emovere, from e- (variant…

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How can Ayurvedic medicine help with emotional wellbeing?

How can Ayurvedic medicine help with emotional wellbeing?

As a holistic therapist I often wonder about other alternative treatments for emotional issues.  Having been to India and experienced a very relaxing Ayurvedic massage I was keen to know more about Ayurvedic treatments and the types of emotional issues that arise.  So I decided to find out more by interviewing Harley Street specialist Dr Ashish of Ashishveda UK What are the Main Reasons for people seeing an Ayurvedic Practitioner? Most people come along because they cannot find answers elsewhere and have been discouraged by other forms of help for their problems How much do you believe emotional wellbeing plays a part in physical…

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What is passive aggressive Behaviour?

What is passive aggressive Behaviour?

Put simply passive aggressive behaviour can be described as a silent form of aggression. It is where you are angry with someone but do not or cannot tell them. It may involve, shutting off verbally, it may involve angry looks, obvious changes in behaviour, being obstructive, sulky or stonewalling. It is characterized by an indirect resistance to the demands of others and an avoidance of direct confrontation, as in procrastinating, evading, pouting, or deliberately creating confusion. A passive aggressive individual doesn’t always exhibit outward anger or appear malicious. At first glance, the behaviour might appears unassuming, gracious and benevolent; underneath…

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