You are not at the mercy of your emotions
Your brain creates them
Can you look at someone’s face and know what they’re feeling? Does everyone experience happiness, sadness and anxiety the same way? What are emotions anyway? For the past 25 years, psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett has mapped facial expressions, scanned brains and analysed hundreds of physiology studies to understand what emotions really are. She shares the results of her exhaustive research — and explains how we may have more control over our emotions than we think.
Ian Boyd BSc.
I have been a therapist for over 20 years and trained with Glasgow Cognitive Therapy Centre.