Protective Brain States

Here are lists of feeling words within each Protective Emotional Brain States followed by their definition. Many people refer to these as the "negative" emotions, which could have a connotation indicating that they are bad emotions, but it is our belief that every emotion has a purpose.

The emotional brain states lists are put in order of increasing intensity as you move down the list. One key purpose for understanding these emotional states is learning how to deal with the brain state while it is low in intensity before it grows "too intense" to be constructive.

Image of the Feeling Word List from the Protective Brain States

Read on about the Connective Brain States.