INITIAL FEELINGS


EXERCISE: INITIAL FEELINGS TOOL 

Objective: 
Use initial feelings as a point of departure for self-empathy 

Process: 
  • 1. Think of a difficult situation you experienced recently. 
  • 2. Scan through the Initial Feelings to Underlying Needs tool until you find a word that characterizes your initial feeling in this situation. 
  • 3. Read through the feelings indicated. Which of these resonate with you? 
  • 4. Read through the needs indicated. Which of these resonate with you? 

Partner reflection: 
  • What did you notice? 
  • Did anything shift or settle? 
  • Did you learn anything?


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