The Value of Sadness

This is a very interesting talk that resonates with my observations over more than than twenty-five years as a therapist, that humans don’t seem to grow emotionally without some form of pain or anxiety. So, when you’re struggling with something it’s likely that you’re also growing. The talk also discusses sadness as opposed to anger or violence bringing people closer to each other. In my office I educate people to say what they need to say coming from the place of sadness or pain and not from anger, which is adrenaline dumped into the body as a way to get out of pain. Sometimes that’s important but when attempting to communicate strong emotions with another it’s pretty useless. Follow this link for the entire talk by Courtney Stephens: