Tag: Trauma

What Shape Are Your Emotions In? DTH Episode 133… Talking Emotional Fitness with Matthew & Chantal of 5th.Place

What Shape Are Your Emotions In?

Did you know that emotions had a shape? I personally did not until I was approached recently by this week’s guests. As someone who talks a lot on the podcast about emotions and how we need to understand and react well to our emotions, I was intrigued. It wasn’t until I began to look in to Matthew & Chantal from 5th.Place that I knew about theΒ Shape of Emotion… So what shape are your emotions in?

What is Shape of Emotion?

“Shape of Emotion is a model, process and tool of how we structure, store, represent and regulate our inner feeling states.”Β  Working at the intersection of mindfulness and affective science, Chantal Dawtrey and Matthew Green of 5th Place developed Shape of Emotion as one way to address the scale of the mental health problem that stands in the way of learning, potential and hope. You can find some incredible tools and learn more about Shape of Emotion by visiting the 5th.Place website or listening to Matthew & Chantal’s podcast “Emotions Matter. Really!”

Episode 96: Overcoming Your Triggered Ego… with Haran Singham

“Don’t just go through life, GROW through life”. That is a phrase I had not heard before, but recently I found out about Haran Singham and his group, “The Happiness Mission”. That phrase means a lot to me, because I have much personal experience in that arena.

As I look back on my life, I see a lot that I am not proud of, but much that I AM proud of as well. We are not, nor should we be, defined by one period or instance in our life. You see, I know that I have GROWN in to a much different person than I used to be.

One very important part of GROWTH is not allowing our EGO to keep us where we are, but putting our ego in check to allow needed growth. Many of us have experienced TRAUMA that helped us to build a wall, a wall that is guarded by our EGO. Why is our EGO always getting triggered? I’ve asked Haran Singham to join me on this week’s DTH podcast to help answer that question.