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How to Manage Core Emotions
Hilary Jacobs Hendel LCSW
Traumatic brain injury causes many challenges. Understanding and learning to work with emotions can help us move forward.
Thanksgiving brings up many emotions. A few tools and techniques enable us to shift to calmer and more centered states of being.
Want to build the best possible emotional health for the future? It often involves mourning for our younger self.
Disappointing others when we say no can bring up tough emotions. Dealing head on with feelings like guilt and resentment can help.
Feeling nervous about going back to school? You're not alone.
Are you experiencing anxiety? These tips offer relief, plus a sense of mastery over your emotional mind and body.
If you're suffering from depression, insecurity, or a belief that something is wrong with you, addressing your feelings of shame could help.
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4. It reminds us to name our core emotions.
Learning how to connect to your emotions can boost well-being.
Trauma causes many symptoms. Is overt racism one of them?
Needs for soothing and tenderness are basic and natural for all humans. But what happens when a society doesn't sanction those needs, especially for men?
Should therapists hug their patients? We may want to rethink the taboo.
Feel like you need a good cry? Here's how to release sadness.
Tips for finding a life partner interested in doing the work of an emotionally intimate relationship.
Depression can heal when it's caused by anger that has been stuck on the body. But how do we safely release it?
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Understanding how emotions work goes a long way toward helping our wellbeing.
Having trouble feeling connected to your loved ones? It helps to understand the concept of rupture and repair.
Struggling with anxiety? Remember to talk to yourself with encouraging and supportive words.
Do you feel guilty you're not on the front lines or that you're enjoying self-quarantine? Here's a prescription to transform that guilt into something better.
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Raising babies to be emotionally healthy adults is perhaps the most important job in the world. The first step is understanding emotions and emotional communication.
Emotion education has the power to transform anxiety and depression, bolster your confidence, and help you spend more time in calmer and authentic states of being.
It's not unusual for the holidays to bring up anxiety. A little emotion education and a few tips will help.
After practicing psychotherapy for several years, disgust emerged as an important emotion for healing trauma from physical, verbal, and sexual abuse.
If you're young and thinking of ways to alter your appearance because you don't feel good enough, consider your inner emotions and experience.
Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW, is author of the book It’s Not Always Depression: Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self (Random House, Feb. 2018).