210: what are emotions, interview with clinical psychologist Miriam Emad

What are emotions? How would you answer? We all feel them, we all react when we feel them… but what actually are emotions? In this Get Merry Podcast episode, we ask clinical psychologist, Miriam Emad this question and her answer gives us 45 minutes of magic. 

Literally we feel like we can human better after this amazing, uplifting conversation. It’s filled with useful and actionable information that will help you with so many aspects of life!

Stuff we talked about…

  • We ask clinical psychologist Miriam Emad, what are emotions? Her answer is epic and will help you understand your emotions better.
  • Miriam tells us about her Bliss Following story, it’s super inspiring. She actually studied for 3 whole years to be a dentist and then transitioned to psychology! 
  • The importance of emotional self-care and the intention behind you self-care action eg. you can’t say a bubble bath is self-care while also thinking about all the ‘bad things’ about yourself while in the bubble bath!
  • Mindfulness, yoga, movement… so much more!

If you’d like to contact Miriam you can chat to her via email at… miriam.emad.psych@gmail.com

More about Miriam Emad, clinical psychologist

Miriam is a registered psychologist and holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. She is experienced providing individual and group-based psychological interventions to clients with complex needs across a range of settings, including private practice, psychiatric hospitals, and outpatient services. Her work has spanned alcohol and other drugs, harm reduction programs, and adolescents and youth.

Miriam’s clinical practice is focused on supporting clients with severe mental illness to live meaningful and productive lives. She has worked extensively with individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, mood disorders, and complex trauma. Miriam is especially skilled in assisting patients to enhance emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.

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Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla

P.s if you ever need further help or guidance please contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue. Asking for help is pure courage. 

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