The next talk is Tuesday April 24 at 7 pm, and is entitled "Learning to Love our Emotions." The speaker will be Dr Lindsey Thomas, a psychologist at Changeways Clinic.
Here's the summary:
Feelings themselves cannot harm us, but instead provide valuable information that could help us regain control over our lives. However, in a society filled with increasing distractions, it seems we are developing an aversion to our emotions.
Learning to love your emotions involves a willingness to experience, accept, and face negative emotional states. Specifically, we will look at:
- The value and purpose of emotions
- Basic emotion regulation strategies
- Strategies for approaching rather than avoiding our emotions