Thinking Aloud

We need to get comfortable talking about feelings

Emotional literacy is crucial to one’s well-being, and most adults have much to learn on the subject

Anyone who wants to teach emotional literacy first has to be aware of his feelings and be comfortable talking about them. PHOTO: ST FILE
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Last year, in a bid to deal with the disorientation brought on by the pandemic, I joined a process group led by a psychotherapist.

I thought the group was designed to help people like me process our Covid-19 confusion, but soon realised that was not so. Instead, the group was set up as a safe space for the eight of us who signed on, to learn about interpersonal dynamics in real time.

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