Meet our Feeling Creatures
Feelings are very important! The Feeling Creature Family are the super heroes of feelings and can help you understand and manage your feelings.
Meet Akara, ze is part of the Feeling Creature family, zir special gift is anger. Akara can help you to understand the message anger is trying to tell you. Ze also can help with a lot of other feelings which can feel like anger. Feelings like mad, poisonous, venomous, hateful, annoyed, furious, resentful.
Akara knows many people say anger is a bad feeling, ze wants you to remember no feelings are good or bad. Feelings can be in balance or out of balance and they are here to give you a message. The feeling of anger has a lot of energy and you need to be careful how you use the energy of anger.
What does the feeling of anger make you want to do? Akara says sometimes the energy of anger make zim feel like shouting. Akara does not want to shout at other people so ze goes and shouts into her pillow first and then chooses what ze wants to do. Sometimes you have to let some of the energy of anger out first before you can act in a way which is useful and not hurtful. What can you do to let out some of your angry feeling?
Meet Alby, ze is part of the Feeling Creature family, zir special gift is sadness and can help you to understand the message sadness is trying to tell you. Ze also can help with a lot of other feelings which can feel a lot like sadness. These feelings can be hurt, grief, feeling disappointed or the feeling of missing someone.
Alby says it is very important to hear what the message of sadness is trying to tell you and it is important to know who you can talk to when you are feeling sad.
We do not need to make sadness go away, we do need to know what we need when we are feeling sad. We can need different things when we feel different kinds of sadness. Alby says when ze is feeling sad sometimes ze likes to get a hug, even if ze does not feel like talking. Other times ze wants to be by himself. What are the different things you need when you are feeling sad?
Meet Hux, ze is part of the Feeling Creature family, zir special gift is the feeling of scared and ze can help you to understand the message scared is trying to tell you. Ze also can help with a lot of other feelings which can feel like scared.
Hux says noticing what colour zir feeling is and then drawing it helps zim to understand the message.
Hux says the feeling of scared can look like different colours, sometimes it is dark blue and black, and it feels like it is swirling around inside him. Other times is can have the colour of dark grey and it feels like the grey is inside zir tummy and is shaking and shivering. The message which scared can be telling you is you are not safe where you are, or something is making you feel unsafe. What colour is your scared?
Meet Mabyn, ze is part of the Feeling Creature family, ze special gifts are grumpy. Ze can help you to understand the message grumpy is telling you.
Mabyn says feelings give us energy, how does this feeling make you want to move.
Mabyn says when ze feels grumpy he feels like stomping his feet and needs to walk around the garden stomping before ze can feel calm enough to understand and hear the message grumpy is trying to tell zim.
Meet Jago, ze is part of the Feeling Creature family, ze special gifts are worry and anxiety. Ze can help you to understand the message the feeling of worry or anxiety is trying to tell you. The feelings of worried and anxious can make anything you need to do, like your homework, feel very difficult and sometimes you may think you will never be able to do it. Feeling anxious or worried can even give you a tummy ache or a headache.
Jago says it is very important to remember that feelings are just visitors they stay for a little while, give you their message and then they leave. Sometimes big feelings like worry or anxiety feel like they are so big they never going to leave.
Jago says feelings happen inside your body, and even though sometimes they feel like they are big and scary you are bigger than your feelings. Jago says before your big feelings come to visit think about who can help you when your feelings feel big and scary. Jago says when ze feels like his feelings are too big ze goes and finds Kea who helps him to shrink his feelings, until they feel smaller and are finished visiting. Who can help you with your big feelings?
Meet Zabe, ze is part of the Feeling Creature family, zir special gift is jealousy and ze can help you to understand the message jealousy is trying to tell you. Zabe says it is important to remember feelings are not good or bad. They are simply here to give us a message about how we feel about the situation around us. Feelings give us the energy to take actions. Which means if you are hearing the wrong message then we can act in a way which is not helpful to us or kind to someone else.
Zabe says one of the messages of jealousy is to show us what we would like to have or how we would like to be. When we are feeling jealous we can use the energy to help us to think of a plan and what steps we can take to getting something like that too.
It is important to remember that jealousy is here to show us where we want to go, or things we would like to have.
Meet Kea, ze is part of the Feeling Creature family, ze has two special gifts the feelings of love and kindness. Kea can help you to understand the messages they are trying to tell you. Kea also can help with a lot of other feelings which can look like love.
Kea says the sensations we feel inside our body, what shape and colour the feeling has, help us to know what kind of emotion we are feeling.
It is important to practice noticing all these things when we feel love and kindness. Kea says the feeling of kindness is pink and green and has changing shapes like the clouds. It feels light and springy in zir body. What colour, shape and sensation does your feeling of kindness have?
Meet Finley, ze is part of the Feeling Creature Family, zir has two special gifts, one is shocked and the other is excited and ze can help you to understand the messages behind these two feelings.
Finley says to hear the correct message you need to name what you are feeling accurately.
Which is why you need to learn lots of feeling words. If you are feeling excited the message might be you are looking forward to something you enjoy, like your birthday or going to play at a friend’s house.
If you are feeling shocked, the message might be saying you are in a situation which you do not like. In one situation you would like to stay and in the other one you would like to leave. This is why it is important to be able to notice and name what you are feeling so you can get the correct message about the situation.
Meet Hadley, ze is part of the Feeling Creature family, zir special gift is happiness. Hadley can help you to understand the message happiness is trying to tell you. Ze also can help with a lot of other feelings which can look like happiness. Feelings like glad, cheerful, sunny or joyful.
One of the things which makes Hadley happy is to hear all about how happiness feels in your body.
Hadley says that happiness can feel like bubbles of yellow bursting in his heart and tummy, other times it can feel like he is being tickled on the inside by feathers. How does your happiness feel?
Does it feel soft and squishy or like popping sparkles or warm like the sun feels on your face?