One of the challenges I have is being able to correctly label or even label at all, the emotions I'm feeling in any given situation. For example when doing an EMDR session with my T she will often ask me what I''m feeling, what emotion am I experiencing and I can't for the life of me label it to be able to even answer her. In other words the extent of my emotion labeling is ..."yup its a bad" emotion/feeling or ...it's a "not bad" emotion/feeling (never "it's a good" emotion/feeling). If you asked me to explain the difference between empathy, compassion, sympathy or pity I couldn't tell you. If you asked me to explain the difference between anger, irritation, rage, frustration I really couldn't tell you. It really does make therapy a challenge especially when you hear comments like "label it to own it" or "you've got to feel the emotional pain to move forward from it". Does anybody else experience this and if yes how did you manage/handle it? Thanks in advance.