I thought this article on labelling emotions was intriguing:
Brain Scans Reveal Why Meditation Works (Live Science, 29 June 07)
If you name your emotions, you can tame them, according to new research that suggests why meditation works.
Brain scans show that putting negative emotions into words calms the brain’s emotion center. That could explain meditation’s purported emotional benefits, because people who meditate often label their negative emotions in an effort to “let them go.”