Tag Archives: Anatomy of Emotions

Building Emotional Muscle

Posted on August 9, 2011

An Anatomy Of Emotions Workshop & Podcast
Presenter: Ed Garcia, CSW

podcast

Depression

SMART Recovery is pleased to announce that Mr. Edward Garcia, CSW, will continue his series of workshops on The Anatomy of Emotions. Understanding Depression and Building Emotional Muscle, will take place on Thursday, August 25, 2011.

From his premise, “We feel the way we think,” presented in his introductory workshop, Mr. Garcia will expand on the question, “How do our thoughts contribute to feelings of guilt and depression?” and will explore ways to build the type of resilience that will see us through rough emotional times. He will look at the specific thoughts we have, the processes we go through from thought to feeling, and how emotions such as guilt can contribute to situational depression. He will then show us how to rationally modify these thoughts and translate these modifications into positive action by learning how to develop our “emotional muscle.” Continue reading

Understanding Fear & Anger

Posted on May 10, 2011

An Anatomy of Emotions Workshop
Presenter: Ed Garcia, CSW

podcast

angerfearSMART Recovery® is very pleased to announce that Mr. Edward Garcia, MA, CSW, will continue his series of workshops on The Anatomy of Emotions with the second in the series, Understanding Fear & Anger, which will take place on Thursday, May 26, 2011 in the SMART Recovery SMART Room from 8:30-9:30 p.m., EDT.  From his premise, “We feel the way we think,” presented in his introductory presentation, Mr. Garcia will expand on the question “What ARE the thoughts that underlie fear and anger?”  He will look at the specific thoughts we have, the processes we go through, from thought to feeling, and how these two emotions, anger and fear, are inextricably tied.  The previous session (Anatomy of Emotions) is available as a podcast on SMART Recovery’s new podcast site.

Among many achievements, Mr. Garcia has an [extensive and diverse background in the field of human behavior. He holds both an undergraduate and graduate degree from New York University. His post graduate work was conducted at the Institute for Advanced Study in Rational Emotive Therapy, where Mr. Garcia worked extensively with Dr. Albert Ellis, founder of REBT, and on whose work SMART is founded. Continue reading