The word emotion comes from the Latin emotio, emotionis , a name derived from the verb " emovere ", which is formed on " movere ”(move, impress) with the prefix“ e- / ex ”(remove, evict, make move).

Therefore an emotion is something that takes one out of its usual state.
The precise study of Bioneuroemoción® focuses on the relationship of unconscious emotions, the impact they have on biology and, consequently, the quality of life of the individual, his family and social environment.

Human beings have a series of basic emotions in common, but the way to manage them is totally personal and unique. Emotions are a gateway to the study of the internal structure of the person and their unconscious conditioning. For this, it is important to become aware of how they act at different times in our life and not let them dominate us in an unconscious and irrational way. Emotions are like vehicles that allow us to go back to the moment in which we experience a painful situation and give us the opportunity to reinterpret what happened. Emotions are neither good nor bad in a first order of reality; they are simply experiences. The fact of making a decision and positioning ourselves excessively for or against what happens to us is what leads us to imbalance. When this happens, our body anchors an emotion to that experience. Through emotion, we can move back to that moment and find a third option that allows us to transcend opposites, leave that imbalance behind, and integrate new learning to broaden our consciousness. So, the function of the emotions would be to respond to the environment in an effective, intuitive and adaptive way.
For example, if we see a person yelling at their child and this provokes a tremendous reaction of anger, we must observe what part of our story we are seeing represented in that scene.

“ Emotions are not reactions to the world. We are not passive receptors
of sensory stimuli or inputs, but active constructors of our emotions.”

Lisa Feldman Barrett, neuroscientist and psychologist.

Primary and secondary emotions

The emotions that when expressed do not modify anything inside us are what we know as social or secondary emotions. They are emotions with which we try to hide hidden suffering in response to taboos or beliefs. They are socially accepted emotions and do not ask us for any action.
The primary emotion is repressed because it is not socially accepted. It demands action from us. Bioneuroemoción® describes them as primary / occult or secondary / social, taking into account the way in which the individual experiences them as a starting point. In certain situations a person may have a hidden or primary emotion such as "fear" but they choose to express socially "anger or rage", that is, they are aggressive because they are afraid. There are also people who are fearful of a particular situation when in reality what they experience is anger against what is happening. As we can see, the same emotions can be expressed on different levels. You can experience fear as a primary emotion but express it disguised as anger or some secondary emotion because it is socially accepted.