Many adults in hypnotherapy claim they can no longer feel; or if they do, they cannot identify specific emotions. This begins with parents who negate children’s feelings. “That is nothing to cry about.” “You should not feel that way.” By adulthood feelings are hidden so deep they are seemingly out of touch. But they still exert their inexorable influence from within the subconscious.
It takes very little to acknowledge when a child is happy, sad, mad, or glad. Putting a name to them helps the child process and accept them.