Having emotions is part of being human. At times we may find emotions overwhelming or act ways that are out of alignment with our values when we are emotionally triggered. In this episode, Diana interviews Dr. Aprilia West about how to increase our emotion efficacy and why it matters.

Listen and learn:

‧ Why we are so different in how we experience emotions

‧ Skills needed for emotion efficacy

‧ How to surf an emotion wave

‧ What Diana is overwhelmed by this week and how to use emotion efficacy skills to help

‧ The components of Emotion Efficacy Training



About Aprilia West, Psy.D.

Dr. Aprilia West is a Los Angeles-based licensed clinical psychologist, trainer, executive coach and founding partner of coevolv, an organizational consulting firm. She has also served as advisor, organizational consultant, mediator and executive coach for Fortune 500 companies, entertainment industry executives, U.S. Members of Congress and national and international non-profit advocacy groups and campaigns. 

Dr. West is recognized as an expert in emotion efficacy, and authored Emotion Efficacy Therapy (EET), which helps people excel under intense stress and distress. She has extensive experience in performance training, working with executives, creatives and leaders to help them access their full potential and to cultivate resilience in the face of difficulty and challenge.


Learn More About Emotion Efficacy Therapy here

Clinicians can purchase clinician’s guide to Emotion Efficacy Therapy Here

Register for Emotion Efficacy Therapy training in Oakland Here


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