When emotions are running high all thoughts, fears and truths are naked to the world. No need to cover up. Choose to set those naked emotions free.
We are discussing in this episode the 3rd tip in the Ten Tips to Redirecting Conflict the skills of “Acknowledging Emotions” from my book
In this podcast episode, we review a real life intervention that took place while I was a crisis clinician at at local hospital. I described the scene in my book and titled it “Permission to Cry”. It is on page 96.
In Permission to Cry…Never before had I seen a man so naked to the world then on the night of a later crisis call. He stood stock still and was described as being catatonic.
With a soft hand on his shoulder we worked together to acknowledge his emotions and help him move on.
You have permission to cry – acknowledge your emotions – stand on top of the tree tops and yell out loudly “Im fed up and I can’t take it any more!”
There are certainly easy ways to emote. Don’t you agree?
Naked Emotions is not a particularly happy state is it. And yet, we have all experienced moments of pure humility and despair.
Please listen along and feel free to send me a line and share your own thoughts on this podcast and the feeling of naked emotions.