SMART Recovery Announces Second in “Anatomy of Emotions” Series: Understanding Anger and Fear

Free online workshop on Understanding Anger and Fear, Thursday, May 26th, 8:30-9:30 PM Eastern Time
April 29, 2011 - PRLog -- SMART Recovery is very pleased to announce that Mr. Edward Garcia, CSW, will continue his series of workshops on The Anatomy of Emotions.  The second presentation in the series, Understanding Fear & Anger, will take place on Thursday, May 26, 2011 in the SMART Recovery Online Voice Room from 8:30-9:30 p.m., EST.  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 is available in podcast form 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. Upon completion of his four year internship, he became a Fellow of the Institute and was appointed Co-Director of Clinical Training there, a position he held for five years until his move to Atlanta, GA, where he currently resides.

Related to our upcoming workshop session, Mr. Garcia developed and appeared in a five hour TV presentation for WPBS entitled Developing Emotional Muscle, and he writes a weekly column for the Buckhead Atlanta newspaper, “On Developing Emotional Muscle.” Ed Garcia, along with Dr. Bill Knaus and Ron Parker, co-hosted SMART Recovery’s extremely successful 6-week “Job Search Support Group” in the Winter of 2010.  He presented The Anatomy of Emotions: An Introduction, the first in the series to a full house in April 2011.

The workshop will be hosted in The SMART Room – one of SMART Recovery's Online voice chat rooms,   Thursday, May 26, 2011 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time, for one hour.

To access the SMART Room, Register for SMART Recovery Online. Please register in advance.  Once registered, access the SMART Recovery Message Board.  You may also access the message boards through the menus on the main site:, “Online Activities,” and once logged in: Select “SMART Recovery Chat and Meeting Rooms” – a blue drop-down bar near the top left of the page.  From there, you can select The SMART Room.  (Note: A microphone is not required. You can listen and there is a space in which to type as well.

SMART Recovery is very pleased to be able to continue to offer these Special Events on topics of great interest as a public service.  Please share with your friends, family and colleagues.

Note:  Upcoming workshops will review dealing with feelings of Guilt and Situational Depression.

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Shari Allwood, Executive Director. Phone: 440.951.5357. Toll-free: 866.951.5357
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