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Dr. Clara Doctolero takes every opportunity to share her insights and skills with the community. Enjoy her latest features and see how you can apply her advice for a happier life.

How To Handle People’s Emotions (and why you should)

June 20, 2022

We all experience negative emotions. But if you have a difficult time tolerating the negative emotions of others, this blog can help you take a different approach. 

The Power of Practicing Your DBT Skills

March 31, 2022

Questlove speaks about the Power of Practicing and references Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000-hour theory from Outliers, which is that people who do well in their craft put in the hours.

How To Express Intention & Why It’s Important

February 25, 2022

Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills are intended to help you become more aware of how your behavior affects your relationships and gives you the space to make changes for more positive outcomes.

Emotional Temperature Awareness or SUD (Subjective Units of Distress)

January 31, 2022

On an emotional temperature scale, zero represents mild feelings while the highest number represents hot feelings. Interestingly enough, most people don't realize there’s a medium zone...

“Sensitive” Is Not Negative

January 9, 2022

There’s no shame in having emotions. Never assume that someone will, or should, feel their emotions at the same level as you. Never let others make you feel like being sensitive is negative. 

Exploring Emotional Urges

November 14, 2021

When you experience an emotion, you have an urge before you act. If you learn to identify your urges, it can offer a degree of control over your emotions and affect the way you behave.

Understanding Why & How We Feel Emotions

October 15, 2021

Ever wonder why we call emotions “feelings”? It’s because we can feel sensations in our bodies when we experience emotions. This is by design. Our negative emotions are present for our survival. 

Defining The 8 Primary Emotions

September 21, 2021

My job is to help clients access their primary emotions by first learning how to define them. Once we understand these emotions and what they really mean, we can manage them more effectively.

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