The Emotional Scale, with Philippa Bennett

Hello, and welcome to part two in this series—all about moving up the emotional scale. In the first instalment, Setting Intentions, Philippa Bennett taught us about the difference between setting goals and setting intentions.

Setting intention is a more energetic exercise, and provides the vibrational shift necessary for moving up the emotional scale, toward Joy and Love.

Now, she’s going to show us what the emotional scale looks like, so we can have a visual to guide us on our climb.

This entire article series has been taken from the Philippa’s Brand Builders TV episode, From Grief to Gratitude Part 2, How to Move up the Emotional Scale.

You may choose to watch that entire recording here, or just skip over the video to get to article number two.

Let’s learn it, model it and get shit done!

More About Philippa Bennett

Brand Builders TV Emotional Scale Philippa Bennett

Philippa Bennett, a life and mindfulness coach, can be found working with people to increase their confidence by channeling their inner rock gods. If you’re a metal head, you’ll want to check out The Mindfulness Moshpit, where Philippa is helping people to change pain into positivity, get motivated and find happiness.

If you’re not a metal head, keep reading—because the wisdom Philippa has to share applies to every life.

No let’s hear from Philippa in her own words.


The 22 Levels on the Emotional Scale

Today, we’re talking about moving up the emotional scale. Have you heard of the emotional scale?

There are 22 items on the emotional scale. They are:

  1. Joy / Appreciation / Empowerment / Freedom / Love
  2. Passion
  3. Enthusiasm / Eagerness / Happiness
  4. Positive Expectations / Belief
  5. Optimism
  6. Hopefulness
  7. Contentment
  8. Boredom
  9. Pessimism
  10. Frustration / Irritation / Impotence
  11. Overwhelm
  12. Disappointment
  13. Doubt
  14. Worry
  15. Blame / Shame / Guilt
  16. Discouragement
  17. Anger
  18. Revenge
  19. Hatred / Rage
  20. Jealousy
  21. Insecurity / Guilt / Unworthiness
  22. Fear / Grief / Depression / Despair / Powerlessness

At the bottom of the scale, we have the really low-vibration emotions that we quite often go through in life. That could be because an event has triggered grief, or because you’re suffering from depression. Or, maybe you’re in a situation you can’t get out of and you’re experiencing feelings of despair and hopelessness.

At the top of the emotional scale is what we’re aiming for in our daily lives. For some people, that might be very difficult to feel love and appreciation. One thing to note is that it doesn’t matter if you’re at the bottom of the emotional scale, in depression, fear and grief, you can’t get up to the top just like that.

The Top of the Emotional Scale


What do Freedom and Love mean for you? Is it a feeling? Or something you associate with a specific situation?

Brand Builders TV Philippa Bennett Emotional Scale

For me, I’m an animal lover and any time I see an animal I get lovely, warm feelings of love. I can identify that chemical feeling as love. I also have that for my partner, mum, family members, a few friends…and I really get that feeling of love coming up in certain situations and with certain people. It can even happen with a pet or a celebrity.

The Bottom of the Emotional Scale

Brand Builders TV Philippa Bennett Emotional Scale


If you’re feeling down and depressed, or not feeling good about a situation, what do you do to lift your spirits or make yourself feel better?

I have never suffered from depression, but what I normally do is when I’m feeling down, I dig a hole in the garden because that’s my therapy. If I’m doing something productive, with dirt on my hands and close to nature, that uplifts me.

Even the clothing you wear can have a positive effect. Wearing the right colours and style for you can really boost your confidence and energy.

Unfortunately, a lot of people turn to food, alcohol or drugs. In fact, I did that. I tried to drink away my grief, and it didn’t help at all. That’s not a valid way to move up the emotional scale.

An Emotional-Scale Case Study

I’ve got a real-life case study about why this emotional and energy work is so important. In my last series, I talked about the concept of creating your own reality. For some people, that can be a tricky concept to wrap their head around.

The person in question had come onto the live broadcast of my first Brand Builders TV episode and made some nasty comments. It turns out that person was an ex-partner of mine. That person has since been banned from the page.

This person was still feeling the loss of our relationship. It might have seemed to anyone who didn’t know us, him or me that this event happened fairly recently. When in fact, the relationships had ended 20 years ago.

The grief associated with the loss of the relationship is still making this person very bitter and angry to the point of deciding to attack on that public platform.

This is a great example of why energy work is so important. I have to be grateful to this person for offering a live example of how important this work is. It's not something you can enter into when grief and depression are fresh. If someone is in the early stages of grief, telling them to create their own reality is not going to help them.

In Conclusion

Thank you, Philippa.

Were you aware of the Emotional Scale before reading this article? I had heard of it, but hadn’t explored it in such detail.

I hope this has given you some insight into how you can determine where you sit on the emotional scale, as well as some things you can do to start raising your vibration and your level.

Next, it’s on to the final instalment in this article series, called The Stages of Grief and an Exercise, with Philippa Bennett. In it, Philippa will review the stages of grief, talk about some things she would change about it, and then give you an exercise that will help you pull yourself up from ill feelings like jealousy, anger, depression…and of course, grief.

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Hope to see you around the brand-building, ripple-making world!

Sammy Blindell

Sammy Blindell