Guide to the Focus on Emotions Blog Series
Coming Out: The Super-Feeler In Our Midst – Reflections on why emotions are important to me, and why they are often so hard to talk about.
What are Emotions? Turning the Inside Out – Introduction to the theoretical
underpinnings of what emotions are, and why they are important.
Identifying Feelings in Yourself and Others – Basic tips and strategies to increase
capacity to identify feelings in self and others.
Orchids and Dandelions: What Kind of Feeler are You? An introduction to research,
concepts, and implications of being a super-feeler (or not).
A Primer on Managing Your Emotions and Feelings, Part 1 – An introduction to different
types of feelings (primary, secondary, and instrumental) and how to manage them.
A Primer on Managing Your Emotions and Feelings, Part 2 – Tips and tricks for managing (different kinds of) feelings.
Emotions in Decision-Making: Friend or Foe? – The helpful and harmful role of emotion in effective decision making with particular attention to the impacts of empathy, implicit bias, emotion awareness, and emotion regulation.
Attachment and All That Monkey Business – A brief history and review of attachment and its implications.
Balancing Life: Inside and Out – On self-care and avoiding burn-out and compassion fatigue.
Emotion Coaching – Helping Others Be Their Emotional Best – An introduction to
When Feelings are Too Much (or Too Little) – Living and Healing After Trauma, Part 1 -Rates, definitions, impacts, and symptoms associated with traumatic stress, PTSD, and Complex PTSD.
When Feelings are Too Much (or Too Little) – Living and Healing After Trauma, Part 2 – A high level review of what happens to our minds and bodies during and following a traumatic event.
Healing the Feels: Tackling the Question of If and How Therapy Works – Exploring the question of “if” and then “how” therapy works.
Zooming Out: Endings, Reflections, and Meaning-making – Musings on endings,
meaning-making, and new beginnings.