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Dr. Wendy O’Connor & Associates

11704 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 224, Los Angeles

Relationship and Dating Counseling at Dr. Wendy O’Connor & Associates (Up to 89% Off). Two Options Available.

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Dr. Wendy O’Connor, certified life coach and licensed marriage therapist, helps conquer personal and relationship roadblocks

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February 14, 2018
Dr Wendy is wonderful She is a truly caring person with creative insights and ideas to help improve your life
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February 19, 2018
Dr. Wendy was a splendid professional and helped motivate positive and well managed dialogue throughout each session. Her and her office definitely felt like a safe space for sharing anything that came to mind and she worked well with my partner and I to speak even more clearly with one another. We felt even more empowered and confident in our relationship after meeting with Dr. Wendy. Our thanks to her and we hope others get to work with her, as well.
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  • One Relationship and Dating Consulting Introduction Session
  • One Relationship and Dating Consulting Introduction Session and Two Regular Sessions

Three Things to Know About Emotion and the Brain

A life coach, counselor, or therapist can help you process your emotions—which is, of course, something the brain is doing all the time. Peek into the science of feeling with Groupon’s exploration.

1. Emotions depend on both chemicals and context. In 1962, Stanley Schachter and Jerome E. Singer performed a study in which they injected subjects with epinephrine, a neurotransmitter that produces energy and excitation, then exposed them to a fellow “subject” (really an actor) behaving either angrily or euphorically. For subjects who hadn’t been informed of the epinephrine’s likely effects, this made a big difference: if they observed the “angry” subject, they were far more likely to attribute their own physiological reactions to anger.

2. Someone may know exactly how you feel. It’s a question that seems worthy of philosophy: when two people say they feel an emotion such as pleasure, can they be sure they’re feeling the same thing? A 2014 study by Cornell University neuroscientist Adam Anderson suggests they can. Subjects experiencing any similarly pleasant sensation, whether via their eyes or their tongues, displayed the same pattern of neural activity in their orbitofrontal cortices—a sort of code for positive emotion. That code remained consistent not just between different kinds of sensory inputs, but between different subjects, and it changed in predictable ways as the input became less welcome.

3. You can forget and not forgive. Negative emotions—such as anger, fear, or the creepy sense that someone is examining your brain—can be reliably provoked by a stimulus that the conscious memory has long forgotten. In the early 20th century, psychologist Édouard Claparède treated an amnesiac patient who couldn’t sustain new memories for longer than a few minutes. One day, Claparède suddenly pricked her hand with a pin while “introducing” himself. Although he was again a stranger to her on their next meeting, she instinctively refused to shake his hand. Later experiments have found that the brain can record trauma beyond the reach of conscious memory in the amygdala, which then sends out warning signals whenever it perceives a familiar threat.

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