When dealing with trauma, either with a capital or small ‘t’, not everyone can verbalise their emotions, or indeed their thoughts.
Very young children certainly struggle, as they haven’t yet gained the capacity for expressing through language. Any trauma, upset, or unresolved events, present or past, could be negatively affecting their behaviour and emotions, at home or in the classroom.
Values drive your behaviour. If you don’t fulfil your core values everyday then you will usually have a sense of discontentment or unhappiness.
Over the years, I find myself explaining more and more just how the brain works. I do it because it can really help clients when they are ‘doing’ or ‘receiving’ unwanted behaviour. For instance, the Amygdala, can hijack your reasoning faculties to the point of losing a job or ruining a relationship, which was happening to a client I had recently, let’s call him John.