The Purpose of Emotions

What are our emotions trying to achieve for us? People can often invalidate themselves for feeling how they’re feeling: I should be stronger. I shouldn’t let that get to me. I don’t have any reason to be depressed. Why am I still so mad about this? Well you probably have good reason to be. Something […]

Emotional Processing

Emotional Processing

By Katie Wandasiewicz, BS, CH, DTR When a polar bear experiences trauma – as when he is hunted down by a helicopter shooting tranquilizers at him – he shakes his body to release that trauma.   This is instinctual and helps keep him healthy, resetting his nervous system to a calm, safe state again. You may […]