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Research Review: History of Emotion Theory – What is an Emotion?

03 Mar • by Jemma

(6 minute read) The Sharon Faye Foundation’s mandate is to conduct world class research into emotion – testing the hypothesis that learning to feel intense emotion is essential to improve how our society functions, and to disseminate the results of this research so that people can learn how to feel…

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2020 Community Events & COVID-19 Announcement

14 Jul • by Jemma

It was disappointing that the 2020 Feel to Heal lap-a-thon could not be held in April due to the pandemic.  Our heartfelt thanks go out to Renee, Friend of the Foundation, who had planned a wonderful day. We look forward to the next Feel to Heal to reconnect and welcome…

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Building Emotional Strength in Teachers

26 Aug • by Jemma

The Sharon Faye Foundation in collaboration with the School of Education, Edith Cowan University conducted research in a Western Australian primary school to assess the impact of building Emotional Strength in teachers on teacher burnout, student-teacher engagement and classroom climate. The results indicated that building Emotional Strength in Teachers reduced…

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Introduction to Emotional Strength – Emotion in Everyday Life: public lecture held on 10 August 2019

26 Aug • by Jemma

Our first public lecture was presented on Saturday 10 August 2019 at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. Sharon Faye introduced the audience to Emotional Strength starting at the beginning and how she developed the concept over her lifetime. Sharon role modeled Emotional Strength at the beginning of the…

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Feel To Heal Lap-a-thon, 28 April 2019

26 May • by Jemma

The Feel to Heal lap-a-thon was held on Sunday, 28 April 2019.  Feel to Heal was initiated by a friend of the Foundation, Renee Waters, in honour of her son’s inspiring Emotional Strength response to leukaemia treatment. Over 150 participants enjoyed games, dancing, a feelings forest, walking, jogging, shoulder rides…

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Reflections of a “retarded” child

26 Sep • by sharon

There were masses of kids in this place called high school. I was wandering through the buildings terrified and overwhelmed by all the activity. I felt stunned and numb. I clutched a crumpled-up piece of paper with a room number in my hand and I was squinting out of blurry eyes attempting to see the room numbers on each door way of the classrooms. I felt so alone.

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