Videos about emotions!

Published Categorized as emotional literacy, Videos


  • What can we say about Anger ?

A video that explores many aspects of anger: the physical symptoms, what can trigger anger, techniques to avoid aggressive responses, how we can make anger a positive thing, how to empathise or sympathise with someone who is angry etc This video can be watched on its own but is supported well by the video: What can we say about emotions? Part 4. What can we say about emotions? Parts 6 and 7 also support the contents of this video.

A video that explains why we evolved anxiety, how it affect us and what can help us to manage it.

  • What can we say about Worry ?

Explores what worrying is, how it is linked to thinking and what we can do to help ourselves when we worry.

Explores the triggers of sadness, its symptoms, different words for sadness to improve emotion vocabulary and what can help us cope with sadness.

  • What can we say about Shame?

A video that explores this more complex but potentially powerful emotion, its link to self esteem and how to cope with it.

This video looks at the emotion of joy as well as the happiness that’s an indication of how contented we are with our lives.

  • What can we say about Hurt ?

A video that looks at the hurt we feel when we think someone has treated us unfairly and how to cope with it.

  • What can we say about Fear ?

A video that looks at fear and explains the fear response and it’s link to anxiety, stress and worry.



A description of emotional literacy and comparing the actions of someone with good emotional literacy with someone with poor emotional literacy to highlight its impact and how it helps.

What you can do to improve your emotional intelligence.

Ten tips that it is essential to understand to improve our emotional literacy.



  • A short video on Mindfulness (for grown ups) that links the aims of mindfulness to spiritual wellbeing. Slightly different from my usual videos but great emotional literacy is linked to spiritual development.



Suitable for teachers, parents and carers to use with children. On my YouTube Channel. Listed and linked here: Activities for Exploring Emotions.



Videos looking at general aspects of different emotions.

Explores what emotions are and what might trigger different emotions.

Explores the idea of emotions being enjoyable and unenjoyable. Starts to look at the effect emotions have on us.

Explores the idea of emotions having different ‘strengths’. Also looks at the varied vocabulary for happiness, sadness and anger and how strongly each word might indicate we are experiencing any particular emotion.

Looks at the effect emotions can have on us – especially worry, sadness and anger.

Emotional check-ins and prompts to help children think what might have triggered unenjoyable emotions.

Looking how different interpretations of the same event can lead to quite different emotions being triggered

Exploring our reactions when we are experiencing unenjoyable emotions – what helps, what doesn’t?

A look at coping strategies for emotions that can hang about for a while like worry or sadness.

Looking at why emotions evolved and why this means they sometimes don’t suit us in the modern world – especially those which release adrenaline like anger or fear. This will help children understand why emotions sometimes cause us difficulties.

  • Part 10 – see above – Top ten tips for emotional literacy
  • What can we say about emotions? Part 11 Empathy

Exploring what empathy is, how it helps and how we can become better at it.

  • What can we say about emotions? Part 12 Moods

Exploring moods – and how they are different from emotions

Exploring the emotions of learning, focus, mistakes, and developing a really positive attitude towards learning



Creative ways to think about and explore emotions – in a sort of celebratory way!

  • What can we say about disappointment?
  • What can we say about boredom?
  • What can we say about embarrassment?
  • What can we say about jealousy?
  • What can we say about gratitude?
  • What can we say about loneliness?
  • What can we say about surprise?
  • What can we say about guilt?

And more…

Future topics will include:

anxiety, kindness, resilience, optimism, self-esteem, keeping our mind healthy and more.