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Four myths about emotions

Published on May 22, 2014 10:14 AM

SINGAPORE - Some people squirm at being touchy-feely, but our emotions tell us a lot about ourselves- if only we know how to access and interpret them.

A new form of psychotherapy that focuses on emotions is now being practised by psychologists in hospitals and clinics here, as well as counsellors in family service centres.

The developer of emotion-focused therapy, Dr Leslie Greenberg, distinguished research professor of psychology at York University in Canada, was in town two weeks ago to conduct a three-day workshop for professionals and a half-day public forum on emotion coaching.

The forum, organised by private counselling and psychology centre Caper Spring, attracted 300 participants at The Grassroots' Club at Ang Mo Kio.

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