Phil Richards

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What is emotional processing?



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Dr Peter Pritchard, Hurst Water Meadow Trust

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University of Texas


Man with block

University of South Dakota




Stoic Foundation

Zeno of Citium

University of Navada


Union County College, New Jersey

Rene Descartes

University of South Carolina

David Hume by Allan Romsay

Indiana University

Jean-Paul Sartre

Malcolm Brown, Dartmouth College

Friedrich Nietzshe

Union County College, New Jersey


Glasgow University Library, Department of Special Collections

J D Laing

Library of Congress


Sigmund Freud

 Flags Group Ltd

 Flags of the world

Psychological Therapy



Psyche's box

Valarianne Geffroy



Champagne cork

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 Pouring oil

Measuring Emotional Processing (EPS)


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 American Eucalyptus Corporation


EP and psychological disorder




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Axair, Germany

Man with binoculars

 Laboratorio Silesia


Emotional Processing & Panic Attacks



William Blake



 John Nichols

 House in flood

Preventing Panic Attacks




 Panic button

Emotional Processing & Physical Health



James Gillray

The Gout, 1799


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Auguste Rodin 1887


 Ligue National Contre Le Cancer

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 John van Wyhe Ed, The writings of Charles Darwin on the web

 Charles Darwin

Emotional Processing & Gender




 Difference between men and women

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 Bridge and groom

Emotional Processing & Older People  


British Posters, 1939-45 London HMSO

War Poster Keep Mum She's Not So Dumb

 The Times 1998


 Two ladies having tea

Scientific Conundrums


Stuart Helmintoller





Emotion concepts



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Sphere of Ptolomy,

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What is emotional processing?



Shakespeare's Hamlet

The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune ..

George Eliot's Daniel Deronda


There is a good deal of unmapped country ..

Jean-Paul Sartre's The Emotions: Outline of a theory*


We merely state that they are all tantamount ..

Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet


Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy

 John Keats


 Philosophy will clip an angel's wings

Emotional Processing & Psychological Therapy


Shakespeare's Macbeth


Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased ..

Sam Goldwyn


Any man who goes to a psychiatrist ..

Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards

 Michael Torke, The Observer*


 Why waste money on psychotherapy ..



If your brother sins against you, go to him and show him his fault

 Vladimir Nabokov's Speak, Memory, Random House, Inc


 How small the cosmos

Measuring Emotional Processing (EPS)


 Lord Kelvin 1889


 When you can measure what you are speaking about ..

T S Eliot's Four Quartets, East Coker


 Each venture is a new beginning ..

T H Huxley's Collected Essays (1893-4)


The great tragedy of science, the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis

Emotional Processing & Psychological Disorders


Ernest Rutherford


 If your experiment needs statistics

 Albert Einstein*


 If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research, would it?

Emotional Processing & Panic Attacks


Dorothy Parker


 She ran the whole gamut of emotions from A to B

 C S Lewis' A Grief Observed


 No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear

Emotional Processing & Physical Health


Sue Patton Thoele*


One of the quickest ways to become exhausted is by suppressing

Nathanial Hawthorne*


A bodily disease ..





By weeping we disperse our wrath ..

Shakespeare's King Lear*


No, I'll not weep ..

Otto Harbach's Smoke Gets in your Eyes


Now laughing friends deride tears I cannot hide ..

The Odyssey*


 Then Jove's daughter Helen .. drugged the wine with an herb

Emotional Processing & Gender


Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew*


 And if the boy not have a woman's gift to rain a shower of commanded tears

Emotional Processing & Older People


Milton's Paradise Lost*


 Reason in man obscur'd, or not obey'd ..

Alfred Eisenstaedt Life 24 August 1995 (Electronic version)


Although I am 92, my brain is 30 years old

Scientific Conundrums


Henri Poincare 1905


Science is built up of facts ..

Hugh Mearns, written for the Psycho-ed, 1910 play


As I was going up the stairs ..

 Karl Popper's Conjectures & Refutations 1963*


 A theory which is not refutable by any conceivable event is non-scientific ..

Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass


It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards

Overlaps with related concepts


Alfred, Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam


But what am I? An infant crying in the night ..



Death is nature's way of telling you to slow down

George Frederick Handel on the Hallelujah Chorus


Whether I was in my body or out of my body as I wrote it, I know not ..

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust Pt 1 (1808) Studierzimmer


All theory, dear friend, is grey


Journal Articles


Behaviour Research & Therapy


Emotional processing by S Rachman 1980

Counselling in Primary Care


An emotional processing model for counselling & psychotherapy