Emotional responses

The first (old) brain is concerned with the following positive feelings:

  • joy
  • gratitude
  • serenity
  • amusements
  • inspiration
  • hope
  • pride
  • love
  • belonging
  • safety

negative feelings rooted in the first brain:

  • Anxiety
  • disgust
  • grief
  • humiliation
  • feeling overwhelmed
  • Worthlessness
  • feeling lost
  • feeling unsupported
  • feeling conflicted

barnes/kelleher 2015 p 128-9

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