What is emotional experience?
An emotional experience is a content-rich event where an outside impact influences the person's emotional state. It is also called a unit "in a constant dialectic relationship between the representation of the outside world and how the world is experienced by the person." There exists a concept of Corrective Emotional Experience - "reexposure of the patient, under more favorable circumstances, to the emotional situations which he could not handle in the past." Our creators can formulate the experience to involve emotions in a way to achieve the desired emotional impact.
We experience the world "via our judgments, which is why it is said that our emotions are shaped or structured by judgments. Thus, an essential part of the experience of anger is the experience of being wronged or having one's intentions frustrated. An essential part of the experience of love is the experience of finding another person attractive and desirable, being drawn to her or him, and later finding this person to be more or less indispensable to one's life. An essential part of the experience of grief is having suffered a terrible loss because one was (and is) bound to another person who is now lost" - Solomon (2008).
We refer to 32 emotions by Plutchik's Wheel of emotions: Acceptance, Admiration, Aggressiveness, Amazement, Anger, Annoyance, Anticipation, Apprehension, Awe, Boredom, Contempt, Disappointment, Disgust, Distraction, Ecstasy, Fear, Grief, Interest, Joy, Loathing, Love, Optimism, Pensiveness, Rage, Remorse, Sadness, Serenity, Submission, Surprise, Terror, Trust, Vigilance. This selection was made to ensure our creators and buyers can understand each other while referring to emotions.
We rely on three laws of multisensory experiences by Velasco and Obrist (2021)
- Multisensory experiences should be used for good and must not harm others
- Receivers of a multisensory experience must be treated fairly
- The someone and the sensory elements must be known
Unlike sensory experiences, where emotions of sensory experience recipients are triggered by senses, emotional experiences focus on releasing negative emotions and gaining positive emotions to avoid emotional overwhelm and imbalance.
Emotional experiences offer recipients an opportunity to experience the desired emotions in a pre-agreed setting, under the care of their chosen experience creator.
Emotional experiences have certain benefits:
- The recipient (buyer) himself is deciding which emotions to address by choosing the experience listing and contacting the seller.
- The recipient (buyer) has a wide choice of emotional experiences and can choose the preferred seller
- Getting the emotional experience is not the same as going to therapy
- Emotional experiences improve the emotional state of the person and allow emotional aggression to be channelled
- Emotional experience creators are strangers, who choose to help others - by releasing your emotions to them, you can save your relationships with friends and loved ones
Emotional experiences are not the replacement to therapy
Emotional experiences allow recipients to regulate their emotional state and improve overall well-being. Creators on Emotions Market stand somewhere between a friend and a therapist - they will care for you. However, we are not certified therapists and cannot help cases of emotional breakdown - there are free mental health crisis helplines you can use. Thank you
In psychology, emotional experiences have three components: a subjective experience, physiological, and behavioural or expressive response. Feelings arise from an emotional experience. Emotion experience "not only represents a perspective on emotional reactions but also contributes to the constitution of those reactions, notably with respect to attention shifts, action initiation and action guidance, and emotion regulation. It is a major factor in constituting a representation of "self" and establishing social coherence."