Nov. 21: Regulate Your Emotions with Vera Cheng and the Healing Hearts Survivor Group

Join us on Tuesday, November 21, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for this healing session with facilitator Vera Cheng.

Have you ever heard the term “emotional roller coaster”? Sometimes our emotions can change quickly, from happy to sad, from angry to guilty. When we are in a difficult situation, we often react impulsively and feel bad afterwards, or dismiss our emotions because we do not know how to feel them fully. Learning to regulate our emotions is a lifelong journey, and requires practice. In this interactive discussion, participants will learn and reflect on the following:

  • The history of where and how you’ve learned to navigate your emotions 
  • The importance of regulating your emotions and understanding your triggers 
  • Maintaining healthy habits to regulate your emotions 

This session is intended as a closed space for survivors of sexual violence, and is being hosted as a part of the SVPS Centre’s Healing Hearts Survivor Group.

About Vera Cheng

Vera Cheng is a registered social worker, psychotherapist, seasoned speaker, and the founder of Talk Therapy with Vera. With over 15 years of devoted work in mental health and racialized communities, she is the go-to expert in mental health and anti-Asian racism, featured in renowned media outlets such as CBC NEWS, CP24 and CTV NEWS. In addition, she partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association York Region and Simcoe Region and featured in a provincial mental health campaign.

As a Chinese-Canadian immigrant, she has honed her practice beyond therapy sessions into community engagement, advocacy and fighting against Asian hate. She is passionate about mental health awareness, primarily through anxiety, which she has struggled with. Sharing her journey helps reduce mental health stigma in the hopes of helping others overcome their struggles, too.