I recently had the opportunity to see Disney Pixar’s latest animated feature, ‘Inside Out’. I didn’t need much prompting, given that it IS a movie about feelings, and well, as a psychologist, it was an easy sell! It did not disappoint.
While the film gave up some scientific integrity for the sake of storytelling, its poetic license didn’t drive too far away from the reality that we are, essentially, made up of personality traits that wax and wane in prominence during different points in our life and under different circumstances.
Beyond the intricate science of it all, what ‘Inside Out’ did do so well was to provide the empowering message about how to understand, connect to, and accept our feelings and memories in a way that is conducive to thriving…to kicking butt at life!
Read more in my "Inside Out Goes All Out" Blog Post
The film inspired me to create an interactive movie viewing and discussion guide to provide a neuropsychological approach to what can truly be called an E-motion picture.
"Embracing the Ins and Outs of our Emotions" includes six thought-provoking questions to enrich the viewing experience and start a mindful dialogue with yourself, your friends, family, and loved ones of all ages about the science of embracing, and connecting with, your emotions and memories in your daily life.
And STAY TUNED: This Fall I invite you to enroll in Mindful-U!
Mindful-U is my BrainCurve’s version of yoU-niversity in which yoU will obtain the skillset and mindset to foster a more mindful, that's right, YOU! Early admission will open soon: Stay tuned for updates!
Let’s embrace ALL of our emotions and BrainCurves!
- Dr. Jen