Arousing primary vulnerable emotions in the context of unresolved anger:“Speaking about” versus “speaking to”. Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract 1. Arousing and processing primary vulnerable emotions is a core change mechanism across a wide range of psychotherapies and clinical populations. This study examined the utility of 2 emotion-focused interventions—relational reframes and empty-chair enactments—in terms of arousing primary sadness associated with loss and longing among individuals suffering from unresolved anger. Twenty-nine women reporting unresolved anger underwent a single, analogue emotion-focused therapy session comprised of …

publication date

  • October 1, 2010