I made this form to support people staying with and finding vocabulary for how they feel – whatever thoughts, emotions, sensations, moods happen in your life. Questions 1 – 9 ask you to stay with a very basic layer of description. At questions 10 you are invited to integrate more ‘thinky thoughts’, write about meanings, whys, or what not. Here is a video version.
I find this practice is a bit magic-feeling. That is, even thought the task asks you to stay with basic descriptions, after doing it I often have a much greater sense of connection and more stable, calm-vitality.
You are encouraged to modify in any way which supports you. This is simply a loose template. There are examples and short embodiment practice you could try before filling it out. Or, dive right in! Fill out the questions about what you feel right here and now.
Free for personal use + sharing with friends and family. To share this material with students, clients, in teaching, therapeutic or any other place please include – erin bell – relationalawareness.org – in citation. You are welcome to send $ support-gratitude here.
Advisory note:If you notice a feeling of “too much”, or otherwise any sort of internal “no” signaling, stop doing the practice. Instead head to a creature or activity that feels supportive or neutral for you. If you are new to this work I urge you to work with a live person first. Past traumas or difficult past-experiences may emerge while doing these practices.