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Feeling
The word 'feeling' is one of the most difficult words within psychotherapy because it has so many meanings.


The great Swiss analyst Carl Jung used the word ‘feeling’ in a very specific sense to refer to the act of making decisions based on emotion rather than on the basis of logic, which he called ‘thinking’.

He referred to the former as irrational, or non-rational, meaning that it came from the heart.

It is often loosely used to refer to states of emotion or physical sensations and even to opinions, beliefs and judgements.
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