Becoming more aware of emotions, and allowing ourselves to feel them without becoming overwhelmed by them will allow us to learn to acknowledge our emotions versus avoid them, and observe them without fighting them. My guest Heather Vrbanac, a registered occupational therapist talks about:

– Emotions are connected to our thoughts and behaviours, emotions are a communication tool to others, emotions let us know when things are going well or distressing, and more.

– We often try and avoid negative emotions, or use certain emotions as a defense mechanism to mask or deflect from feeling other more vulnerable emotions.

Heather is the Coordinator of Occupational Therapy Services and Mental Hygiene at This Is Healthful. She has her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Gerontology. 

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