Skills for Living: Dr. Audrey Huberman

Emotional Skills

Part therapist, part coach, part miracle worker!  With warmth and insight Dr Huberman radiates an infectious “can do” attitude and finds a positive wayto look at every curve ball thrown our way.  She gained our daughter’s complete trust and my husband and I have come to rely on her professionalism and instincts to guide us through many challenging situations.


Mother of 16 year old daughter



Emotion plays a pivotal role in parenting as it directs behavior. Skill building includes learning about the “emotion-behaviour” connection, building an emotions “knowledge bank” and vocabulary along with operating from emotions that are deliberate rather than reactive.



While emotions are meant to function as human antennae, they often confound and confuse information rather than clarify it. Instruction in self-awareness, empathy, and problem-solving helps children navigate their inner world to adapt in more effective and efficient ways.



Building on the “emotion–behaviour” connection, teens learn to identify and communicate emotional material in a purposeful way, recognize the emotions and associated thoughts that are driving their behaviour and modify or replace them if necessary to facilitate personal growth.



Emotional knowledge, expression and regulation continue to support personal success throughout one’s lifespan. Consequently, skills in this domain include identifying, understanding and articulating personal emotional patterns for the purpose of designing mindful and strategic growth.

Parents of Multiples

parents of multiples

The addition of one or more individuals to a family system increases the emotional complexity of each relationship. Learning how to “unpack” situations along with their associated moods, thoughts, and behaviours can offer parents the opportunity to operate from a place of purpose and build emotional competence in their children.