Feelings and Emotions

Reproduced by kind permission of
Mary Ratcliffe 2006

Just like acute and chronic have different meanings in medical usage than normal day-to-day usage, feelings and emotions are words often used interchangeably in normal daily usage but in Curative Hypnotherapy, they have more specific meanings.

A feeling, just like an acute illness, is something transitory, something that is experienced at that time, as a reaction to some specific event or incident. It’s easy to see where it came from, it’s understandable that someone would feel that way based on the experience they have just had.

An emotion, just like a chronic illness, is more long-term. It becomes a more or less


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