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Why it’s crucial to process negative emotions with Dr Marny Lishman

Many of us grew up with people telling us not to be angry or not to be “ridiculous” – this idea that we can show some emotion, but we have to suppress others.

But just how much damage is caused by having to hide or not acknowledge “negative” emotions such as grief, anger and fear?

Psychologist Dr Marny Lishman takes us on a deep dive into adaptability, wellbeing and change. After the last few years of lockdowns, uncertainty, isolation and changes across the world, many of us have become more stressed, unhappy, and ultimately mentally unwell.

Unfortunately, many of us have grown up being told that grief, fear or anger shouldn’t be expressed, they should be kept private, and we’ve not been taught to properly process negative emotions. The end result of this is overwhelm, stress and feeling triggered at what might otherwise be a fairly insignificant event.

Join us in this episode to talk about mental health and how to best navigate, identify and express your emotions.

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“You can’t deprive yourself of the time to feel sad and cry and have those physiological reactions to your anger. It needs to come out a bit. If you have a bad day at work and someone’s driving you crazy, don’t come home and be angry about it, go and exercise it off or get a punching bag.”

Marny is a Health & Community Psychologist, Author, Wellbeing & Mindset Coach, Keynote Speaker, Media Commentator and Channel 9 Perth’s Resident Psychologist.

She holds a Bachelor Degree in Psychology as well as a Doctor of Psychology degree, with Health & Community Psychology speciality titles.

Her work involves creating agility of the mind, so that her clients can become more successful in their professional and personal life. Marny helps her clients increase their psychological capacity to not only design & create the life that they are envisioning, transform their internal capabilities to beyond what they thought possible, but deal with life’s individual and collective disruptions that people will inevitably face on their pathway to success.

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