What’s underneath our emotion?

October 2, 2017
3 responses

An iceberg is a fantastic way of explaining how emotions manifest themselves. Only the tip of the iceberg shows in the water but underneath there is a huge amount of ice.

Anger may show itself but what is behind the anger? The anger is the tip of the iceberg. What is underneath. There may be embarrassment, sadness, anxiety, frustration, depression, grief, insecurity, regret, jealously or shame.

Ask the child to write the word ‘angry’ or some other emotion and then dig deeper and try and find out what causes that emotion. If a child recognises that perhaps it is their sadness or anxiety that is causing the anger then perhaps it might be easier to address.

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For more resources on anger please check out the following links:

Anger lapbook resource pack

Anger intervention

Anger workbook

Mindmonster anger resources

3 thoughts on “What’s underneath our emotion?

  1. Steve

    so simple but so brilliantly effective, enables you to engage in discussions and for them to see there is always a number of reasons behind each emotion

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