- By putting feelings into words we can turn down emotional intensity without effort
- By developing ‘mindfulness’ skills this effect may be amplified
It was an amazing study that has taught us a lot about how the brain reacts to putting our internal experiences such as ‘anger’ into words. The study also revealed how a particular type of mental exercise can amplify this effect. This research has strong ramifications for how you might approach emotional situations with kids as a parent, coach, or teacher.
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