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Learning Space: Feelings, Emotion, Mood and Mental Wellbeing

Mental Wellbeing is about our thoughts (how we feel) and how well we are coping with up and down of our daily life.

Mental Health ConditionsMental wellbeing can mean having low mental wellbeing, poor mental wellbeing or good mental wellbeing. Long period of low mental wellbeing can lead to development of mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, disorders, schizophrenia, additive behaviours and eating disorders.

People living with poor mental conditions find it difficult to cope with daily life. Nevertheless, good mental  health condition does not mean to always happy or absence of negative feelings and thoughts, but it is about being able to cope with daily life by managing our feelings and thoughts.

Feeling is the mental experience of body state. It is the state of reactions which arise as the brain interprets emotion.

Feelings is mental associations and reactions to an emotion that are personal and acquired through experience. Feeling experience varies individually, even in the same context.

Emotion is the strong feeling deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.

An emotion is a physiological experience (or state of awareness) that gives you information about the world, and a feeling is your conscious awareness of the emotion itself.

Emotions are irrational and are being carried out by the limbic system (our emotional processing centre), sitting literally behind the neocortex- the part of our brain that deals with conscious thoughts, reasoning and decision making.

They are being measured objectively by blood flow, brain activity, facial expressions and body stance.

You have an emotion, you feel it, hence it’s identified. Then, because you know what emotion it is, you know exactly how to work with it.

Feelings and Emotion are the driving forces behind much behaviour and they play vital role in how we interact with world. Feelings and emotions are being shaped by individual temperament.

Emotions are stimulated through experiences from what we see, hear, feel, perceived  or think about during our engagement or activities. Among human engagement are Reading, watching movie, listening to music, working, playing, sleeping and so on.

Feelings, thoughts, emotions and behaviour reinforce one another and are all linked together.

Feelings and emotions are majorly characterised into positive and negative.

Positive attitude(emotion) like gratitude, love, playfulness, calmness, connected to others have direct impact on health and well-being.

The benefits of positive emotion include:

  • Inspiration for more creativity and wonders. It broaden our life
  • They help to improve physical health
  • They foster trust and compassion
  • Better Sleep
  • Fewer colds

Positive emotion can be self developed with practice

Negative emotions like anxiety, depression and so on, are difficult and painful, most especially when we feel them strongly, often or dwell on them for too long.

They are impossible to avoid and are live threatening challenges caused from stresses by particular situation during our activities or engagement at home, work and our relationship with others.

While we live our normal life, we mostly neglect guiding our feelings. Unhappy life is as a result of unmanaged negative feelings.

There are long list of thousands emotions words that describe feelings

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Life becomes more easier when we know how to identify and express feelings and emotions in communication. We can easily maintain positive psychological well-being and live mental-ill free life when we learn this method and when do have access to care person or group that are ready to listen.

When we choose to bury our feelings, we act differently, but when we express how we really feel, problems get solved, relationship issues get resolved and life is easier

Taking steps to a healthier mind in recovery from problems that affect our mental and behavioural health can be a challenge.

How we think about situation and what we do in response to break negative cycle of feelings caused by the situations and events that trigger these strong emotions matters.

Identify and taking actions are the best means of dealing with negative emotions.

Challenge your negative feelings now by taking actions that help build positive emotions and changes behaviour.

Tips that help build positive emotions, good mental health and wellbeing:

  1. Know what your feeling is and why you feel that way
  2. Engage in physical activities that promotes positive moods: Body exercise is used to improve health.
  3. Laugh often so as to cultivate positive energies. Laughing improve health and quality of life.
  4. Speak out to right person or bodies (Parent, Counsellor, Social-Services, Therapist or call for government emergency services) to seek for supports on ideas to feel better.
  5. Cultivate no blame altitude when dealing with negative feelings by accepting your emotions as natural phenomena.
  6. For emotionally reasons, most of us eat more or less. Cultivating good eating habits help us to stay healthy.
  7. Loving and accepting ourselves just as we are (Self-esteem). Loving one self should be unconditional on ones relationship or achievements.
  8. Think about communicating your emotions in the best way.

To further manage our metal health and wellbeing, visit NHS page to learn about more steps for improving mental health and wellbeing.

 

"FeelingsChat Mobile App gives the opportunities to uniquely communicate feelings and emotions in a simple format through the use of effective guided interactive and intuitive communications of feelings and sub-categories emotions with the activities that aroused such feelings with access media to elaborately get user's care community aware of our wellbeing and also an opportunity for others to learn and suggest helps which in turn serves as personalised health records to the user with the User's inventory and many more features which include access of the user to Get-Help by speaking to the right body in-app."

Learn to stay informed about types of Abuse with their different indicators

Abuse is a type of emotion and it is define as an improper treatment or behaviour towards person that either deliberately causes harm or unfairly gains benefit.
"In other words, it is an action that violates a person’s human or civil right.

Type of Abuse and their indicators

1. Discriminatory Abuse

Discrimination abuse takes form of:

  • Denying basic rights
  • Harassment
  • Derogatory comments or verbal abuse.

Discrimination may be as result of:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sexual Orientation.

2. Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse takes form of:

  • Controlling
  • Threatening behaviour
  • Physical, sexual or emotional abuse by family member or by a current or former partner or even a carer.

Indication of domestic abuse are:

  • Fear of family member or partner
  • Low self-esteem
  • Fear of upsetting the person
  • The person is constantly belittled
  • Verbal abuse and humiliation or criticised
  • The person is treated as a sex object or a piece of property
  • Punishing or harassing the person
  • The partner is excessively jealous and acts very possessively
  • Isolation from friends, family or sources of support
  • Limited access to money
  • They constantly check up on the person
  • The individual is physically hurt (bruise, broken bones, cuts) by their partner or family member
  • The person is threatened, or has had their children threatened
  • Damage to home and property.\n"

3. Financial Abuse

Financial Abuse include:

  • Fraud
  • Theft of money and scamming
  • Misuse of benefits or properties
  • Prevention from accessing one’s money, benefits or assets
  • False representation by using another person's bank account, cards or documents
  • Undue threat, pressure, duress and influence impose in connection with loans, financial transactions or inheritance.
  • Indication of Financial Abuse
  • Sudden lack of money
  • Sudden withdrawal of money from accounts
  • Sudden inability to pay bills
  • Purchase of items that individual does not require or use
  • Personal items going missing
  • Lack of basics such as food
  • Unreasonable or inappropriate gifts
  • Purchase of items that individual does not require or use.

4. Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery include Slavery:

  • Human trafficking
  • Forced labour and domestic servitude
  • Sexual exploitation

Indicator of modern Slavery include:

  • Signs of physical or emotional abuse
  • Unkempt appearance or withdrawn
  • Isolation from the community
  • Seeming under the control or influence of others
  • Living in dirty or overcrowded accommodation and or living and working at the same address
  • Lack of personal effects or identification documents
  • Hesitant to talk to strangers
  • Fear of law enforcers.

5. Neglect

Neglect Abuse include:

  • Sudden weight loss or weight gain
  • Dirty appearance or soiled environment
  • Failure to access key services such as health care and support or educational services
  • Withholding of the necessities of life
  • Social isolation or withdrawal.

6. Self-Neglect

Self-Neglect include:

  • Neglecting taking care of personal hygiene, health or surroundings which endangers their health or well-being and that of others
  • Someone failing to take care of nutritional needs.

7. Organisational Abuse

Organisation Abuse include:

  • Inappropriate use of restraints
  • Abusive and disrespectful attitudes towards people using the service
  • Authoritarian management or rigid regimes
  • Overcrowded establishment
  • Lack of respect for dignity and privacy
  • Lack of flexibility or choice
  • Poor care practice within an institution or specific care setting such as a hospital or care home
  • Not taking account of individuals’ cultural, religious or ethnic needs
  • Failure to respond to abuse appropriately
  • Interference with personal correspondence or communication
  • Failure to respond to complaints
  • Discouraging visits or the involvement of relatives or friends
  • Lack of procedures
  • Derogatory remarks
  • Missing documents, such as Pension books
  • Consistent delays in attending to residents’ needs
  • Colleagues in overly controlling relationships with residents
  • Religious or cultural requirements are ignored.

8. Physical Abuse

Physical Abuse include:

  • Assault, biting, hair pulling, hitting, kicking, pushing and slapping
  • Rough handling
  • Inappropriate physical sanctions
  • Physical punishment
  • Misuse of medication
  • Unlawful use of restraint
  • Making someone purposefully
  • Forcible feeding or withholding food

Indication of Physical Abuse include:

  • Injuries that the person cannot explain
  • Multiple bruising
  • Marks on body, burns or scalds
  • History of unexplained falls, fractures or minor injuries
  • Withdrawn in the presence of others
  • Unkempt appearance
  • Unexplained weight loss.

9. Psychological Abuse

Psychological Abuse include:

  • Emotional abuse
  • Threats of harm or abandonment
  • Deprivation of contact
  • Blaming
  • Coercion
  • Controlling
  • Cyber bullying
  • Humiliation
  • Harassment
  • Intimidation
  • Isolation
  • Verbal abuse
  • Unreasonable and unjustified withdrawal of services.

Indication of Psychological Abuse include:

  • Low self-confidence
  • Withdrawal or fearfulness
  • Inability to communicate or express opinions
  • Becomes confused, disorientated, depressed
  • Unusual weight loss/gain
  • Isolation – no visitors or phone calls allowed
  • Possible violation of human and/or civil rights
  • Distress caused by being locked in a home or car
  • Becomes unusually aggressive or withdrawn and passive
  • Changes in routine sleep patterns, or eating patterns
  • Lack of personal respect
  • Lack of recognition of individual rights
  • Inappropriate clothing
  • Confusion, agitation
  • Fearfulness, avoiding eye contact, flinching on approach
  • Possible use of furniture to restrict movement
  • Insomnia or the need for excessive sleep
  • Food not taken on regular basis. \n\n"

10. Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse include:

  • Rape or attempted rape
  • Indecent exposure
  • Sexual assault
  • Inappropriate looking, touching or sexual teasing or innuendo
  • Non- consensual masturbation
  • Non- consensual sexual penetration or attempted penetration of the vagina, anus or mouth
  • Sexual photography, subjection to pornography or witnessing sexual acts
  • Indecent exposure and sexual assault or sexual acts to which the adult has not consented or was pressured into

Indication of Sexual Abuse:

  • Difficulty in walking
  • Withdrawal
  • Bruising or bleeding in the genital or anal area
  • Overt sexual behaviour or language
  • Disturbed sleep, nightmares
  • Pregnancy in a person unable to consent
  • Self-inflicted injuries
  • Sexually transmitted disease or urinary tract or vaginal infection
  • Bruising to upper thighs and arms
  • Reluctance of person to be alone with an individual known to them
  • Urinary infections, sexually transmitted infections
  • Stained or bloody underclothing
  • Fear of individuals offering help with undressing or bathing
  • Sudden change in behaviour.