Mindfulness
Challenge Myths of Emotions
Model of Emotions
Function of Emotions
Letting go of emotional suffering/ Opposite Action
100

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is intentionally living with awareness in the present moment, without judging or rejecting the moment, without attachment to the moment. pg 46

100

Other people are the best judges of how I am feeling. 

I am the best judge of how I feel. Other people can only guess how I feel. pg 279

100

What is an action urge?

Action urge is the behaviors that they get the urge to act on. 

100

True or False:

Emotions happen for no reason?

False pg 210

100

True or False:

Opposite action refers to acting opposite to action urge?

True
200

True or False:

Mindfulness is choosing to keep your focus even though distractions arise.

True

200

Lettings others know that I am feeling bad is a weakness. 

Letting others know that I am feeling bad is a healthy form of communication. pg 279

200

What is an aftereffect? 

Aftereffect is what happens after the emotion is acted on, like a consequence, positive or negative. pg282

200

True or False:

Facial expressions are a hard-wired part of emotions?

True

200

When do you use opposite action?

After you check the facts, and the emotion and intensity do not fit the facts of the situation, you act opposite. pg231

300

What are the 3 states of mind? 

Emotion, Reasonable, Wise mind. pg 50

300

Some emotions are stupid.

Every emotion indicates how I am feeling in a certain situation. All emotions are useful to help me understand what I am experiencing. pg 279

300

True or False:

Brain changes happen with all emotions?

True

300

True or False:

All emotions have a function?

True. pg 210

300

Name 3 ways to let go of emotional suffering.

Practice loving your emotion, observe your emotion, experience your emotion. Bonus- remember you are not your emotion. pg264

400

True or False:

Everyone can be mindful?

True

400

Emotions can just happen for no reason.

All things in the universe are caused. pg279

400

What are the 2 goals of the model of emotion?

Observe and Describe. pg 282

400

How do your emotions validate?

Self validate or communicate to us that our emotions are valid. They make sense. 

The other side is that emotions can send off false alarms and we need to check the facts. pg210

400

Name 1 opposite action when guilt is unjustified. 

Make the behavior public, repeat the behavior, no apologizing, take in all information, change body posture. pg 240

500

When a distracting thought comes into your mind during a mindfulness, what are you to do? 

Gently guide your mind back to the practice. Teflon mind. pg 53

500

Painful emotions are not important and should be ignored. 

Painful emotions can be warning signs telling me that a situation I am in is not good. pg279

500

How long does an emotion last? 

90 seconds

500

Name the 3 functions of an emotion.

Motivate, communicate, self validate. pg210

500

Name 2 opposite actions to anger.

gently avoid, take a time out, do something kind, imagine understanding, imagine really good reasons for what happened. pg233

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