It’s a very obvious statement when I say that what we think can impact on how we feel and how we feel can impact on what we think. However, when we start to unpick this it gets a bit more complex. I see ‘raw’ feelings as those that are triggered by something happening such as the death of a pet, being in danger or receiving a pleasant treat. These are straightforward: there is a trigger and there is an immediate emotional response as a reaction to the external situation. In these situations, most people would initially have a similar emotional reaction.