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What are Emotions and Feelings

https://blog.mindvalley.com/what-are-feelings/ explains the link between emotions and feelings in quite a simple way for us.

Feelings arise as a reaction to our emotional responses. And they may differ from one person to another.

For example, the sight of tigers in a zoo might trigger admiration and awe in some. But others will feel anger and bitterness at the sight of caged animals, and they believe should run free.

In this situation, the stimulus is the same, but the reaction is quite different.

In psychology, a feeling can be defined as a person’s response to the emotion that comes from the perception of a situation.

There are 6 basic emotions:

  1. Happiness - the state of feeling or showing pleasure or contentment
  2. Sadness - an emotional pain associated with, or characterized by, feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, grief, helplessness, disappointment, and sorrow
  3. Anger - an emotion characterised by antagonism toward someone or something you feel has deliberately done you wrong. ... It can give you a way to express negative feelings, for example, or motivate you to find solutions to problems. But excessive anger can cause problems
  4. Disgust - a feeling of revulsion or strong disapproval aroused by something unpleasant or offensive.
  5. Fear – our emotional reaction to something that seems dangerous. But the word "fear" is used in another way, too: to name something a person often feels afraid of. People fear things or situations that make them feel unsafe or unsure. ... People tend to avoid the situations or things they fear
  6. Surprise - a brief mental and physiological state, a startle response experienced by animals and humans as the result of an unexpected event. Surprise can have any valence; that is, it can be neutral/moderate, pleasant, unpleasant, positive, or negative

An easy way to put this over to the children is, we have an emotion, and that then leads to us to feel something, that is called a feeling.

We have some activities, in this section, that can that help you explain these 6 emotions, please do have a go.

Activities