July 28, 2011
-- SMART Recovery is pleased to announce that Mr. Edward Garcia, CSW, will continue his series of workshops on The Anatomy of Emotions. The third and final in the series, Understanding Depression and Building Emotional Muscle, will take place on Thursday, August 18, 2011 in The SMART Room from 8:30-10:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. From his premise, “We feel the way we think,” presented in his introductory session, 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." Note: The two previous sessions are available in podcast form on SMART Recovery’s podcast site: www.smartrecovery.libsyn.com.
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 Recovery 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. During the spring/summer of 2011, he has presented two in his Anatomy of Emotions series at SMART Recovery Online.
The free workshop will be hosted in The SMART Room – one of SMART Recovery’s Online voice chat rooms, Thursday, August 18, 2011 8:30 p.m. Eastern time, for 90 minutes. 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: http://www.smartrecovery.org
, “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 questions and comments.)
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