Out Now! – The Mood Book
Following on from the bestselling Mood Cards, psychotherapist Andrea Harrn releases her latest title, The Mood Book.
The Mood Book is for people who are interested in learning more about how and why they feel the way they do. It explores the highs and lows, the complexities and intensities, as well as the joyous pleasures and successes of
Counsellor Andrea Harrn sits down with Neil del Strother in today’s podcast to discuss her latest release, The Mood Book. They discuss the importance of talking
Exploring three moods and emotions on Valentine’s day
There are two types of loneliness: social and emotional. These days, cities become transient bases and we don’t always have time to get to know those around us. Emotional loneliness occurs when people feel alone with their concerns, which can happen even within a family or social group. The problem arises when people feel both social and emotional loneliness, which can lead to mental health issues such as stress or depression. Major life changes can also contribute to feeling isolated, such as having a baby, becoming a carer or retiring. A bereavement or break-up – where life has changed drastically, perhaps through no fault of our own – can leave us feeling lost in our thoughts and feelings. Friends and family may try to support you, but when they leave it’s just you, with only your loneliness for
Support & guidance
There are things we can all do to help ourselves feel less isolated. We’re all part of a wider network of humanity, not alone in this world – although it may feel that way. If you’re expecting others to lift you out of your loneliness, you may be waiting a long time. It’s really down to you. Try to do more, take time for conversations – even with passing strangers. Give people in your life a chance to connect with you on an emotional level. If you struggle to socialize, come out of your comfort zone, join a group or start a new hobby to stimulate your mind and re-energize yourself. Say yes to invites. Remember: wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness and connection, and, although it may be hard to walk alone, every step you take may be the start of a new friendship.
How would you like your life to be?
What can you do to help yourself feel more connected?
Feeling alone, without anyone special, friends or company; feeling disconnected from others and from life itself; not having anyone to share your day, week or plans with. You can be in a big crowd and still feel alone.
Signs & symptoms
Feeling sad, confused, self-critical, isolated, needy, anxious.
A feeling of intense dislike towards someone or something.
Signs & symptoms
Revolted, disgusted, angry, displeased, hesitant, hostile.
Hate can be triggered internally (not getting your own way) or externally (the behaviour of others). It can grow from anger and hurt or painful acts by others, whether emotional, physical or sexual. Or perhaps you hate someone who has bullied you over a period of time. This kind of hatred leads to resentment, demotivation and thoughts of revenge; it has energy and strength, but never brings happiness. Then there is the blind hatred connected to difference, racism, religion, sexual orientation, extremism, misogyny; small-minded, insid– ious and dangerous, it can influence others and preys on vulnerable minds. There is a thin line between love and hate, and in
Support & guidance When hatred is held deep within, it’s toxic and damaging to the soul. It’s a form of self-harm and actually gives power to the target of your hate. Do you see them as being more important than you? Does their behaviour count more than your reaction? If you have ever felt hated yourself, what did you do to deserve it? It’s human nature to seek love, nurturing and respect; to feel valued and appreciated for who you are. It’s not what happens to us in life that creates problems, but our beliefs surrounding those experiences. Check your negative thinking. Look for evidence to prove or disprove your theories. Become an observer rather than a participant. Most importantly, free yourself from your hateful thoughts and allow that energy to dissipate, making room for love, compassion and understanding. When you hate someone, they don’t feel your pain – you do
Does hatred have a space in your life?
How does it affect you?
What needs to happen for you to let go?
We feel emotionally hurt when we’re let down by others. This may be to do with
Support & guidance It’s crucial to be aware of the hurt inside yourself and understand that you have control over your life and whether you allow yourself to be hurt again. It’s hard to make
What has been your most painful hurt?
How did you move on?
Being injured, wounded or damaged; feeling weakened or undermined.
Signs & symptoms
Feeling deeply disappointed, let down, scarred, broken, rocked and insecure.
The Mood Book
Identify and Explore 100 Moods and Emotions
Learn to recognize your moods and emotions, identify triggers and overcome any obstacles that may be affecting your personal life with this accessible in-depth book on over 100 feelings, states of mind and mood disorders. With clear, straightforward advice on identifying signs and symptoms, how particular moods and emotions manifest, their underlying causes, and support and guidance on how to deal with them, you can increase your self-awareness and confidence. Choose a mood to explore at random, or check the A-Z listing if you want to address a specific emotion. Includes real-life case studies that explore specific problems and solutions.
Card Packs Available:
The Mood Cards:
Make Sense of Your Moods and Emotions for Clarity, Confidence and Well-Being
Understand Deep Emotions:
Explore More Complex Emotions and Behaviours for Healing, Happiness and Inner Peace