Presentation on theme: "Expressing Emotions in Healthful Ways"— Presentation transcript:
1 Expressing Emotions in Healthful Ways Lesson 3Expressing Emotions in Healthful Ways
2 Understanding Your Emotions Signals that tell your mind and body how to reactHappiness, sadness, love, fear, guilt, angerHostilityThe intentional use of unfriendly or offensive behaviorHormonesChemicals produced by your glands that regulate the activities of different body cellsNormal for teens to feel overcome by emotions
3 Managing Your Emotions Emotions are neither good nor badThe way you express your emotions can produce good or bad consequencesDealing with Emotions in a Positive WayExpress your emotions through smile, laugh, supportEmpathyThe ability to imagine and understand how someone else feelsDeal with feelings in harmful waysExaggerate their feelings, pretend they do not have feelings, or hurt another person deliberately
4 Dealing with EmotionsAsk yourself these questions to help recognize your emotions and express them positivelyWhy do I feel the way I do about this event?Will this event matter later on in my life?Why should I wait before responding?What can I do to feel better?Who can I ask to help me deal with my negative feelings?
5 Responding to Difficult Emotions Through Defense Mechanisms Mental process that protect individuals from strong or stressful emotions and situationsCommon Defense MechanismsRepressionInvoluntarily pushing unpleasant feelings out of ones’ mindRegressionReturning to behaviors characteristic of a younger ageDenialLack of recognitionProjectionsAttributing your own feelings or faults to another personSuppressionConsciously and intentionally pushing unpleasant feelings out of one’s mindRationalizationMaking excuses, rather than taking responsibilityCompensationMaking up for mistakes or weaknesses through gift giving, or extreme efforts
6 Responding to Difficult Emotions Handling FearOvercome them by recognizing that you are afraid and figuring out what is causing this fearDealing with GuiltAdmitting a mistake, apologizing, some situations are out of your controlManaging AngerDo something to relaxChannel your energy in a different directionTalk with someone you trust