Posted in Emotions, Therapy

Showing Emotions and Feelings: Not Telling

AFRAID:

  • Hands Shaking
  • Knees like Rubber
  • Covering Mouth with Hand
  • Heavy, Fast Breathing
  • Heart Pounding
  • Whimpering

NERVOUS: 

  • Tapping Hands or Feet
  • Bitting Bottom Lip
  • Butterflies in Stomach
  • Stuttering
  • Lump in Your Throat
  • Playing with Hair

EMBARRASSED:

  • Blushing/Turn Red
  • Hanging Head Low
  • Holding Back Tears
  • Rolling Eyes
  • Stomach Flips
  • Hiding Face

ANGRY:

  • Red in the Face
  • Hands on Hips
  • Jaw/Hands Clenched
  • Veins Popping
  • Dark Squinted Eyes
  • Punching Hand Into Fist

HOT

  • Bright Red Face
  • Sweat on Face/Back
  • Fanning Self with Hand
  • Moving Slowly
  • Panting for Breath
  • Drenched Hairline

HAPPY:

  • Smiling Face
  • Eyes wide open
  • Corners of Mouth Rising
  • Jumping up & Down
  • Laughing, Giggling or Cloud Nine

SHOCKED:

  • Mouth Wide Open
  • Eyes popping open
  • Hands Covering Mouth
  • Jumping/Stepping back
  • Gasping for Air
  • Heart Beating Fast

TIRED:

  • Droopy Red Eyes
  • Yawning
  • Trying to Keep Eyes Open
  • Slouching in Chair
  • Leaning Hands on Head
  • Rubbing Eyes

COLD:

  • Shivering
  • Rubbing Hands Together
  • Hugging Self
  • Blowing on Hands
  • Seeing Breath in the air
  • Eyes Watering/tears freezing

SHY:

  • Blushing
  • Looking Down
  • Speaking Softly
  • Arms Crossed
  • Standing Away from Others
  • Hiding Behind Things

SAD:

  • Tears in Eyes
  • Trembling Lips
  • Hanging Head Low
  • Dragging Feet
  • Corners of Lips Fall Towards Floor
  • Shaky, Quiet Voice

EXCITED:

  • Mouth Wide Open
  • Heart Pounding
  • Jumping Up and Down
  • Clapping or Clasping Hands
  • Eyes Wide Open
  • Huge Smile Across Face

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Author:

Mother, Pediatric Nurse and a Trail Blazer for Positive Change.

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