During (their) time at HopeQuest, (clients) will be asked to write IFAB (I feel… _____ About…______ Because…______.) statements in a Feeling Inventory (FI) almost every day in order to practice recognizing and identifying your emotions — EMOTIONAL AWARENESS. (They) will also be using IFAB statements in group in order to practice sharing (their) feelings with other people — EMOTIONAL INTIMACY.
…EMOTIONAL AWARENESS is the ability to recognize and identify feelings and EMOTIONAL INTIMACY is sharing our feelings with others so that we can be truly known in relationship.
–Melissa Haas, Emotions 101