First Wednesday: Why Emotions Matter
Why Emotions Matter: How to Process Anger, Fear, Sadness, and Other God-Given Signals
Whether you’re a skeptical stoic or an impulsive feeler, pursuing a healthy relationship with your emotions is key to living a passionate and abundant life. After all, it’s ultimately about becoming a little more like the person God created you to be.
Our speaker this month for a virtual First Wednesday is Tristen Collins, LPC, a licensed counselor and author of the excellent book Why Emotions Matter: Recognize Your Body Signals, Grow in Emotional Intelligence, Discover an Embodied Spirituality, which she co-authored with her husband Jon Collins, co-founder of The Bible Project. Tristen is a professional coach and counselor. As a coach, she views herself as an inner wilderness guide helping people to move toward emotional health and well-being. As a counselor, her experience is in helping people heal from past trauma. Tristen has 13 years of professional experience and currently works at her own private practice. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Bible & Theology from Multnomah University & a Master’s in Counseling from George Fox University. She is also a certified Wayfinder coach. Tristen lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Jon, and their two young boys.