Heart and Brain - Understanding Your Emotions
Ernesto Sábato once said that a good writer must know how to express great things with small words. Pon Corazon a Tu Cerebro, the book that Exploring Your Mind created, aspires to something more. People seek, above all, to be able to express and transmit useful things with simple words. They want to be helpful with nearby words, to leave an effective resource on each page for each moment in need, to connect their heart and brain.
Shaping a book, whatever its subject, always arouses a curious combination of fear and passion. There’s a touch of fear of not knowing if that idea in your mind can work. However, the job becomes easier when the illusion is born and you have a clear vision of what you want to achieve. To this, one can add an even more powerful ingredient: the commitment you had with each of your dear readers in this space.
Both Gema Sánchez Cuevas, director of Exploring Your Mind, and this author knew from the beginning what the theme of this work should be. It came to light in January of 2020. If you choose emotions, it’s basically because it’s still your eternal pending account. Emotions are your stronghold and your language, an essential code that humans still don’t understand and master.
Each person is more than their jobs, their families, a physical envelope, and a set of interconnected cells shaping tissues and organs. The human being is made of emotions and feelings, above all. Thus, knowing how to use these wonderful universes to your benefit is what establishes your true psychological well-being. And that’s our purpose with this book.
Heart and brain – a trip to the world of emotions
Something we know well from the field of psychology is that the attention of society to mental health is far from ideal. From Exploring Your Mind, we understand that transmitting information, teaching, and bringing the world of neuroscience, personal growth, or psychological disorders closer is therapeutic. It’s also useful.
Something that’s also evident is that the rates of stress, anxiety, and depression are currently on the rise. The world is changing rapidly; it’s suspended in a state of perpetual uncertainty while each person lives at a fast pace.
The discomfort, frustration, and feeling of emptiness increase. People medicate their negative feelings because they can’t tolerate them because they don’t understand them. And the only thing they seek is to stop suffering. And with a little bit of luck, they’ll sleep better at night.
Much of this reality is primarily due to a person’s inability to connect and understand their emotions and feelings. They’re the support of one’s well-being. They’re the platform for one’s types of behavior, decisions, and social relationships.
The objective of Pon Corazon a Tu Cerebro is to enable each person to be a good connoisseur and manager of these internal universes.
Heart and brain, a journey to become an emotionally competent person
Each person can be highly competent in their jobs. They can have several college degrees and lead one or ten companies and still have the same emotional competence as a three-year-old.
When writing Pon Corazon a Tu Cerebro, we were clear in that, in order to improve our literacy in this subject, we should take the reader by the hand on a very specific journey. One that consists of the following steps:
- Identify those areas in which you’re failing and that somehow makes you emotionally illiterate.
- Understand what emotions and feelings are.
- Also, understand, accept, and manage dimensions such as anxiety, anger, sadness, shame, fear, and frustration, among others.
- Understand how emotions affect your body.
- Using emotions in your favor to improve social relationships and communication.
Pon Corazon a Tu Cerebro, a book that’s also an exercise kit
Proper emotional management means nothing if there’s no commitment. Furthermore, it’s useless to understand information on this matter if you don’t apply it. In other words, if you don’t find a specific strategy that can serve you.
In Pon Corazon a Tu Cerebro, we were clear that it was essential for the book to be of practical use. Hence, in its pages, you’ll find the following:
- Each chapter is accompanied by a simple exercise kit with instructions, steps, and recommendations.
- There are resources to manage different moods, reduce anxiety, understand how certain emotions act, and activities to improve emotional communication, assertiveness, empathy, among other things.
“What a wonderful book. It’s helped me understand what happens to me when I lose control of my emotions and realize that I’m not handling them properly!”
Heart and brain – don’t concentrate on achieving happiness but psycho-completeness instead
Something we kept in mind from the beginning is that we didn’t want to just write another self-help book. We weren’t trying to create another manual on how to learn to be happy. Above all, we seek to equip each person who immerses themselves in this material with the skills to invest in their psychological well-being through emotions. Always from a rigorous and scientific point of view: psycho-completeness.
You can reach psycho-completeness when you feel good about what you are and what you have. In other words, true happiness.
The reader will be able to develop this competence and learn to face adversity, daily stress, and worries with the aid of effective resources.
At Exploring Your Mind, we aspire, above all, to offer a simple and useful tool to anyone who needs it. Both Gema Sánchez Cuevas and I also wish that Pon Corazon a Tu Cerebro, edited by La Esfera de los Libros and available in our online store, can give answers, support, and also enlighten those who want to learn a little more about emotions, which is what makes you human.