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How are you really feeling? Words for your emotions part 1/3

Most of the time we use generic words to describe what we feel like happy, sad, angry, depressed, anxious, or hurt. It helps to expand your emotional vocabulary so that you get a deeper understanding of what you are really feeling.

Here is a list of over 170 words from the Centre for Nonviolent Communication that describes what you are feeling when you needs are not being satisfied. The words are grouped by the major emotions. Use this list to get specific about exactly what you are feeling by finding words that feel right for you to then apply EFT tapping around this feeling.

AFRAID
apprehensive
dread
foreboding
frightened
mistrustful
panicked
petrified
scared
suspicious
terrified
wary
worried

ANNOYED
aggravated
dismayed
disgruntled
displeased
exasperated
frustrated
impatient
irritated
irked

ANGRY
enraged
furious
incensed
indignant
irate
livid
outraged
resentful

AVERSION
animosity
appalled
contempt
disgusted
dislike
hate
horrified
hostile
repulsed

CONFUSED
ambivalent
baffled
bewildered
dazed
hesitant
lost
mystified
perplexed
puzzled
torn

DISCONNECTED
alienated
aloof
apathetic
bored
cold
detached
distant
distracted
indifferent
numb
removed
uninterested
withdrawn

DISQUIET
agitated
alarmed
discombobulated
disconcerted
disturbed
perturbed
rattled
restless
shocked
startled
surprised
troubled
turbulent
turmoil
uncomfortable
uneasy
unnerved
unsettled
upset

EMBARRASSED
ashamed
chagrined
flustered
guilty
mortified
self-conscious

FATIGUE
beat
burnt out
depleted
exhausted
lethargic
listless
sleepy
tired
weary
worn out

PAIN
agony
anguished
bereaved
devastated
grief
heartbroken
hurt
lonely
miserable
regretful
remorseful

SAD
depressed
dejected
despair
despondent
disappointed
discouraged
disheartened
forlorn
gloomy
heavy hearted
hopeless
melancholy
unhappy
wretched

TENSE
anxious
cranky
distressed
distraught
edgy
fidgety
frazzled
irritable
jittery
nervous
overwhelmed
restless
stressed out

VULNERABLE
fragile
guarded
helpless
insecure
leery
reserved
sensitive
shaky

YEARNING
envious
jealous
longing
nostalgic
pining
wistful

(c) 2005 by Center for Nonviolent Communication, Website: www.cnvc.org, Email: cnvc@cnvc.org, Phone: +1.505.244.4041

A Solutions Focused Approach to Change & EFT – EFT Q & A Podcast

Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is an effective therapy that is future focused and provides a direct path towards what you want. SFBT combined with the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is even more effective for issues such as business improvements, depression, wealth creation, depression, serious disease, and weight loss. Digging around in the past to find what’s holding you back can be an interesting diversion but is not necessary for improving your life today. SFBT provides an alternative to the idea of limiting beliefs or “writing on your walls”. Continue Reading

Drugs, Self Sabotage, & Depression

After 10 years of ‘successfully’ giving up drugs, my life was a shambles. Depression, destroyed relationships with my children and former partner, and I was bashing myself in the head in my darkest moments. Then in one afternoon session with Rod, I experienced major shifts in at least a half dozen issues that still haunted me. To deal with these issues in such a gentle and fast manner is totally amazing. Thanks so much to Rod & EFT. Continue Reading

Don’t Watch the News

If you continuously expose yourself to negative information it will have affect you long term health and well being. Watching the news and hearing it many times a day is like constantly being in a horror movie and changes what you think, believe, and feel is your reality. Not being able to chang what is reported to you in the news can lead to sadness, frustration, anger, grief, and depression. Continue Reading