5 – Emotions, Feelings and Hormones

Emotions, feeling and hormones come from the limbic system. This part of the brain includes the amygdala, hippocampus, hypothalamus, thalamus to name but a few. It looks a little bit like the Star Ship Enterprise, for those of you who remember Star Trek – a series that predates Star Wars when good guys still ran … [Read more…]

4 – Thoughts and Attitudes

Thoughts, attitudes, words themselves, learning, skills, consciousness, intelligence, creativity come from this part of the brain, which is the most sophisticated part of the brain. If the cortex is damaged, these functions suffer accordingly. Although all mammals have a cerebral cortex, or ‘outer crust’ to their brain, it is primates and particularly humans who have … [Read more…]

3 – The Three Levels of Experience

Although there is an infinite amount of subtlety and detail in our daily experiences, they might be broadly described as belonging to one of three categories i) Thoughts and Attitudesii) Emotions and Feelingsiii) Moods Each one feels slightly different. On the whole we tend to feel more distanced from i) Thoughts and Attitudes, as compared … [Read more…]

2 – What is MoodMapping?

“It is hard to manage what you do not measure” MoodMapping is a technique that helps you understand your own mental landscape better, understand your moods and to monitor how you feel over the course of the day, week and month. These measurements help you manage your emotional health and wellbeing better. MoodMapping also helps … [Read more…]