The Magic A. B. C’s of emotions. Written by Manashantii  Saturday 30th July 2016

The magic A,B,C’s of emotions is an idea I got from Dr. Katherine Krefft PhD from her powerful book called Affective Self Esteem: Lesson Plans For Affective Education

This is Dr. Katherine Krefft’s version 

A= Allow the feeling

B= Be with the feeling

C= Channel verbally or non verbally.

 

This is Manashantii’s version

When I feel stressed I will practise the emotional ABC’s.

A is Allow your emotions, Accept your emotions, Airway for your emotions.

B is Be with the emotion and Breathe and emotionally observe.

C is Channel the emotion Creatively Constructively and Cathartically. Use your therapeutic creative outlets to help you process and manage your emotions.

Examples of some therapeutic creative outlets are Praising God, talking, writing, singing, dancing, walking, exercise or physical activity, drawing, painting or colouring.

 

ABC or FAT or EAT:-

A=Affect= Feelings or Emotions

B=Behaviour =Actions

C=Cognition= Thinking ( Perceptual effects) Memories,

Physical

Interpersonal

Sexual

Social

Therapeutic Alliance

Psychiatric History

Diagnostic Interview

Treatment plan