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Keywords:

  • Alba Emoting;
  • Emotions;
  • Psychotherapy;
  • Breathing;
  • Basic Emotions;
  • Body

Alba Emoting™ is a physical method to help recognize, induce, express and regulate the basic emotions. This is achieved through specific breathing, postural and facial behaviours. Alba Emoting is based on psychophysiological research by Susana Bloch and her collaborators, who have applied this method mainly to train actors. Alba Emoting can be used in psychotherapy to facilitate emotion awareness, regulation and transformation. It can also help therapists better recognize their own and their clients' emotions. The application of Alba Emoting in psychotherapy is illustrated with a case example. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Key Practitioner Message

  • Alba Emoting is a physical, scientific method for working with emotions.
  • Alba Emoting can help therapists better recognize their own and their clients' emotions.
  • Alba Emoting can help clients achieve better emotional awareness and regulation.
  • Alba Emoting can also help clients experience and express emotions they may normally inhibit.