This course is a work in progress and is being released as it's being created. It will be completed by May 2021

I have filmed 8 videos, they are all in some stage of the editing process- the 4 videos that are already uploaded are still incomplete (for example they still include the ads). I have completely written 14 videos and have refined drafts of the other 17 sections. We plan on releasing all 30 videos by the end of march, but we will be publishing one video per week on YouTube for 30 weeks- so the videos will be on YouTube by July or August)

Thank you for being here and working to improve your life and the world around you.

This course includes a Workbook, Practical Exercises, Downloads, Extra videos, live Q and A’s, additional short readings, and links to extended resources. You can work through this life-changing information at your own pace.

Are you ready to change your life?


Welcome to How to Process your Emotions-You're going to learn 30 of the most essential skills for treating depression, anxiety, and improving mental health.

Emotion Processing is an essential skill for working through intense emotions, but most people have never received any formal education about how to do it. 

You could call this skillset emotional intelligence, or controlling or coping with your emotions, but it’s better than that. It’s actually resolving your emotions. Knowing how to process emotions is essential to living a happy life, to having healthy relationships, to being a good boss or friend or lover. Research shows over and over that these are the skills that help people live a good life-but most people have never even heard of them. 

This course is like adding dozens of tools to your emotional toolbelt-to make it possible for you to face and resolve the difficult emotions that pop up. These skills are also a great supplement to therapy, if you learn these on your own time, you save that precious time in session to work on your specific needs. 



Change How You Think

How you think directly impacts how you feel. You're going to learn how to drop the struggle with emotions, and let go of distorted thinking, self-deception, negative self-talk.

Heal in Body and Mind

Emotions aren't just in your head, you feel them in your body. You're going to learn how to soothe the fight/flight/freeze response, counter chronic stress, turn off anxiety in your nervous system, and treat depression and anxiety through other somatic treatments- exercise, sleep, circadian rhythm, and more.

Create a Life of Peace and Happiness

Your life can be happy again! You really can change your brain to feel peace and love and joy and purpose. You'll learn how to get back to the life you dream of.

Example Curriculum

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  Introduction
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  Section #1 Foundational Skills- Notice and Name Emotions
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  Section 2: The Mind/Body/Brain - Learning how to Pause
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  Section 3: Calm Body-Calm Brain
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  Section 5 Change How You Think to Change How You Feel
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  Section 6- Creating the Life You Love
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Meet your Instructor

Hi, I'm Emma McAdam


I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I love helping people change. I know that understanding mental health can be confusing and stressful. I also know that there’s hope! Your brain is wired to change and deep healing is possible. My mission is to walk with people through that process. 

I make mental health skills more accessible through YouTube videos and Online Courses. Therapy in a Nutshell is built around the idea that small and simple steps can turn into massive change and growth. I don’t just help people get feeling better, I help people get better at feeling. 

I’ve been working in the field of change and growth since 2004. I got my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah State University and I’m currently licensed in the state of Utah. I’ve worked in settings like Juvenile Corrections, Wilderness Therapy programs, Residential Treatment Centers, and Outpatient Therapy.