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Counselor discusses importance of emotions

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By Melisa Ceman/reporter

Emotions are an important form of expression, counselor Andrew Hill told South students attending the “Emotions” workshop Oct. 5.

Hill once taught a class strictly about emotions, why they exist and how they function. He also presented some of his studies in the workshop.

“The environment controls emotion as well as people as well as chemicals in our brain,” he said. “Emotions are both physiological and biological. They are simply a response to things surrounding us.”

Hill presented a PowerPoint including questions such as “What are emotions?” and “How do we deal with them?” He also shared formulas on ways to help control and express emotions.

One way to get more in touch with emotions is to look back on situations to help better identify the emotion, he said. He allowed the students to share some of their life experiences and how the specific experience impacted their emotion.

“Since most emotions are unknown, it is just a weird feeling that we get,” Hill said.

Hill told students once the emotion is known, then it is clear what stimulus impacted that emotion and how that specific situation can be better evaluated.

“Emotions are absolutely important,” he said. “Each emotion has a very specific role and purpose.”

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