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Understanding and managing emotions

We all experience emotions. Emotions are an important part of being human, and are essential to our survival. As humans we are designed to feel a whole range of emotions, some of which may be comfortable to us, and others may be uncomfortable.

You could also have a read of these self-help books - click on the cover for a preview on Google Books:

Jeffrey Young and Janet Klosko (1998)

Available on the book

The Happiness Trap

Russ Harris (2007)

Chris Irons and Elaine Beaumont (2017)

Calming the Emotional Storm

Sheri Van Dijk (2009)