An afternoon workshop with Rafael Perez, LCSW-R


Saturday, Nov. 4th

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm





Cost : $65


This afternoon skills building workshop teaches body-based cognitive-behavioral techniques to experience and regulate intense emotions and to control moods in everyday life. On November 4th, in an interactive and experiential environment, we will explore how emotions are governed by the body's response as well as their alignment to cognitive tendencies.


By the end of this workshop, participant will be able to:

-Identify the six basic emotions that people of all cultures experience and recognize.

-Identify the neurobiology of emotions and how we experience them

-Identify how emotions motivate action, communicate to others and ourselves.

-Identify the warning signs of being hijacked by the gut, thalamus, or amygdala and the most effective strategies to avoid being a “hostage” to intense feelings.

-Identify how to reverse emotionally driven action urges, often “hard-wired” in biology

-Identify how changing dysfunctional attitudes, rigid beliefs and automatic thoughts, changes the way you relate and experience emotions and manage mood.


Teens and adults are welcome to join for this deeply useful afternoon or insight and learning.

Register below to secure your spot.



Understanding Emotions:

their function, and the practical skills to manage them

Rafael Perez, LCSW-R Psychotherapist



In my approach to working with individuals, couples, families and groups, I utilize methods from traditional relational psychotherapy, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing to help people shift concepts and constraints so that they can restore, transform, and flow with greater ease. This enables us to have greater access to power, increase aliveness, self expression, and feel connected to our higher purpose and greater version of ourselves.


I guide people to shift fixated patterns of emotional, cognitive, behavioral, spiritual, and physiological states to discharge any held energy, ease restraints, recalibrate emotions, cognitive restructuring, deepen awareness, apply new skills, adaptive understanding of themselves and restore a sense of self compassion.


I have sixteen years of post-masters clinical supervised experience working in various clinical, community, educational, and private settings helping individuals overcome challenges, heal wounds, restore balance, reclaim self expression, and reconnect with inner wisdom in order to live with greater function, freedom and ease.


Languages:  English and Spanish

 REGISTER FOR Understanding Emotions

845-532-6064     |