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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-5255-9757-2
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 210 pages
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    • 978-1-5255-9758-9
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 210 pages
  • Keywords
    • emotions,
    • emotional sensation,
    • mental health,
    • brain,
    • breathing,
    • psychologist,
    • fuller lives

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The Power of Connection
How to process emotion in turbulent times.
by Bea Mackay

In life, there are many things we cannot control, leaving us feeling powerless and defeated. However, what you can control is how you deal with your emotions. In The Power of Connection, psychologist Dr. Bea Mackay explores mental health by teaching you how to process your emotions in your day-to-day life. To process any unpleasant/intense emotion— whether it be fear or stress—the key is to breathe through the sensations of the emotion. Breathing will allow you to synthesize logical thinking and sensory experience, creating new neural pathways, which precipitate new/different sensations that are pleasant, healing, and calming. A balance of analysis and real-life stories, The Power of Connection is the perfect resource for anyone motivated to deal with their emotions during turbulent times, specifically during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Mackay also teaches you how to cope with your current stressful situation or any past trauma. Through this book’s exercises, you will change the way you approach your mental health by learning all about your emotional functioning. In the end, you will live a better, healthier, and fuller life when you reconnect with your emotions and yourself.

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Dr. Bea Mackay is a Registered Psychologist who has been helping people reclaim their lives through individual, couples, and family therapy for over 30 years. She earned her Master’s degree and Ph.D. from UBC. She is also the author of the therapist training manual, Two-You Work: How to Work with the Self in Conflict (2011). Dr. Mackay lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she enjoys hiking, biking, swimming, walking, and spending time with her son, daughter-in-law, and grandson.


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