How to feel your feelings
Being shutdown/disconnected makes it hard
Feelings are not there, body is in conservation mode
Being in flight/fight makes it difficult to be present enough to pause and feel
we want to escape feelings, they feel dangerous
Come to the present moment externally first, then inward
Feel objectively physical sensations before emotional
Then notice the emotion
Then how does it feel to feel that way?
the emotion/feeling of the emotion/feeling
Look inward, focus your attention on the inner experience, listen to what your body has to say w/o interpretation or judgment
Check with your chest or your gut or your face
Start broad, then narrow
Is it a good feeling or a bad feeling?
Okay, how good or bad? 0-10?
Is it more heavy or light?
Does it have a name? A texture?