Emotion has its own language. Emotions are physiological responses to stimuli, and each emotion has its own physiological signature. Shame is recognized and experienced universally as a flushing, shrinking sensation associated with an increase in the heart rate and rush of warmth throughout the core and into the extremities. Anger is strong, hot, powerful sensation typically beginning in the forearms and legs that propels us into action. By learning the language of emotion we are better able to connect with, understand and work with others and ourselves.

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