In ancient times, man has resorted to theater as a way to communicate everything he needed to express, through different theatrical works. In the case of theatrical practice, when an actor plays the role of a character, he physically engages his senses and thoughts, allowing him to expand his internal experience and clarify his external perception.
When talking about emotion, the term currently has a multiplicity of definitions and theories. On the one hand, some consider the somatic aspect in relation to the changes that occur in the body and the actions of physical and neuronal expression that can be observed through non-verbal and/or verbal bodily expressions; and on the other hand, emphasis is placed on the psychic aspect. In this sense, some emphasize the relationship of emotion with cognition, thoughts, memory, intelligence, motivation, among other psychic processes.
Emotional expressiveness is considered to be a fact that can be observed bodily and/or verbally, in any person. Plasencia (2006) states that it is essential to be able to adequately express our emotions, because when the expression of emotions is inhibited or repressed, the healthy course of the emotional process is prolonged.
Regarding the Emotional Expressiveness of people, some authors comment that it is a capacity that is of vital importance for a healthy functioning of human beings, both in psychological and social aspects. We could think that there are people who present difficulties for the expression of their emotions, as it is the case of those patients with specific pathological pictures with features or characteristics of alexithymia, who ask for and need functional and possible strategies, thought by psychotherapists or therapeutic teams, to favor their emotional development. Based on previous studies, developed theories and results, recommending this practice as a tool for the relational and emotional life of young adults, is new and viable for the promotion of Emotional Expressiveness.
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Finally, I encourage everyone to reflect on the concept of the day. No one else but us can re-signify our own being