Direct and Indirect Emotions

Direct and Indirect Emotions

© Helen Lesser 2009

I understand that there is difference between the two questions:-

“Was [x] the emotion which had the greatest effect on you at that time?”


“Was [x] the emotion which had the greatest effect in causing you to go on and develop your [symptom]?”

But I’m not entirely clear that I fully get what that difference means. Could you explain it a little more?


Emotions have two different and distinct roles in LCH treatment. You may find it helpful to refer to these by two different names, thus keeping them separate to each other.

‘Direct Emotions’ are the emotions which were experienced during a particular event; emotions which were a direct result of


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