Understanding Fear & Anger

An Anatomy of Emotions Workshop
Presenter: Ed Garcia, CSW


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. 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 this series, to a full house in April 2011.

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

To access the SMART Room: Register for SMART Recovery Online. Do this in advance please!

Once registered, access the SMART Message Board (you can also access the message boards through the main site menus) and when logged in, select “SMART Recovery Chat and Meeting Rooms” – the blue drop-down bar near the top left of the page. From there, you can select The SMART Room.

Microphone is not required, but sound and a keyboard are necessary to participate in the presentation. SMART Recovery trusts this public service will be of assistance to many and is excited to be able to host this workshop.  Please share with friends, family and colleagues!

Update: Listen to the podcast of this event.

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