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Feelingwork: Instructions on identifying feeling states, mapping and moving them, and integrating the transformations into one’s life. Useful for solo work or facilitating others.

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Integration: Riding the Spectrum

Our old way of managing our internal environment was to highlight some states and diminish others. It can be tempting to engage in this state chasing after you’ve mapped and moved a really uncomfortable feeling. However, in this exercise you will use your feeling state maps to deliberately revisit your old, reactive states.
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  • The Science ·

What is a “part?”

Let’s say you’ve tried mapping and moving a feeling state. You’ll notice the feeling state you ended up with has a clear relationship with the first state. The second, ideal state feels more like the “real” you. How did this happen? Or more to the point: what happened?
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Integration: New Choices

After you’ve shifted a feeling from its reactive state to its ideal, you're going to find that your impulses are different, your motivations are different, your beliefs and perceptions are different. But the shape and circumstances of your life can often reinforce your old patterns.
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Integration: Overview

Once you’ve shifted a feeling from its reactive state to its ideal state, what’s next? You might think the goal is to promote the ideal state, to seek to maintain that state at all times. This idea is based on outmoded concepts of how feeling works.
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Supporting Your Focus on Feeling

For some people, focusing on feeling comes naturally. For others whose primary attention is captured by the senses or mental activity, bringing awareness to feeling can take a bit of practice. The following tactics can strengthen the results you get from your practice.