Science of Emotions: Sadness
About the Course
The science of emotions series looks at what we now know about emotions from neuroscience and psychology research. We will discuss a new framework for understanding and managing your emotions, focusing this week on sadness & grief: our individual relationship to it; how we express it; insights from research; and strategic tools for processing/ harnessing the emotion. Utilizing personal experience, social stories, role play, and evidence-based strategies, participants will have the opportunity to explore their emotions in a safe space. Activities & discussion are around neuroscience of emotion processing, healthy emotion expression, regulation techniques and building supportive communities that encourage awareness, mindfulness and reflection.
Learning emotion science and self-regulation is helpful for anyone of any age. This workshop is generalized for an adult population, and is designed to be inclusive, meaning encouraged for neuro-typical, autistic and special needs populations alike. We all benefit from interacting and learning from each other. Please remember to be kind and supportive with your feedback.
These facilitated group discussions are a safe space for people with similar circumstances to discuss the unique challenges, frustrations, joys and insights that occur within their group. Ground rules include no dominating the conversation, no shaming, respect for all, and confidentiality. Groups often find a cathartic and heartwarming balance between vulnerability, shared humor and support.
Note: If you are interested this workshop for an adolescent or a child, please message me and we can schedule a youth-focused session.
Audra Olazabal, PhD
Doctorate in Applied Developmental Psychology. Autism Educator & Advocate. Play, Creativity & Parenting Expertise.