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Mar 4, 2024

This week on Embracing Intensity, we share an enlightening conversation with award-winning author and licensed educational psychologist, Christine Fonseca. In this episode of our podcast, our host, Aurora, delves into an enriching conversation with Fonseca, exploring her insights on emotional intensity, mental health, giftedness, and our inherent human complexities. 

Fonseca, a gifted adult herself, opens up about her experiences, passions, and various interests that set her apart. The discussion probes the depths of dealing with intense emotions, overcoming personal challenges, and handling burnout. The highlight of the conversation is Fonseca's perspective on the full spectrum of human emotions and the importance of dissecting, understanding, and accepting them as part of our unique individual journeys. She also talks about the necessity of open cross-disciplinary communication within the fields of mental health and related sciences to facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of the human condition. 

Join us for these compelling insights and much more in our podcast of a treasured conversation with Christine Fonseca!

In this Episode:

  • Unpacking Christine Fonseca's journey from being an educational psychologist to an international speaker, author, and gifted adult
  • Discussion on the influence and inspiration behind the podcast
  • Unveiling Christine's multi-faceted interests including owning a lifestyle shop and being a fiber artist
  • Emphasizing the importance of not fitting in a box and cherishing one's unique identity
  • Navigating the nuances of social interactions and their impact on mental health
  • Exploring the connection between emotional intensity and the nervous system dysregulation 
  • Introduction to the ROAR protocol, a technique to understand and mitigate anxiety
  • Christine's personal journey through overcoming burnout and the strategies she employed
  • Deep dive into the conversation of societal pressures, the pursuit of constant happiness and its paradoxical impact on mental health
  • The untapped power of holistic communication across different disciplinary silos in the healthcare and mental health sector
  • Embracing the beauty and complexity of being intensely human and the power of acceptance.

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