For when relationships matter
Emotions have been recognized for thousands of years, not only as an essential aspect of what it means to be human, but also as the source of our greatest personal power.
Even though many of us have experienced boundless joy, rage, or love, and a slew of equally strong emotions, few ever ponder long enough to recognize the incredible power of emotions. This is paradoxical since understanding and leveraging this emotional power eases how we work through the most painful emotions – like grief, sadness, and shame – and offers short cuts to the juiciest ones such as bliss, peace, gratitude, curiosity, amusement, optimism, passion, and more.
More tangible, numerous researchers in the fields of neuroscience and psychology have correlated emotional intelligence with the best metrics of a quality life:
- Satisfying relationships with family, friends, and others in general
- Kinder relationship with ourselves (as a result of shushing the inner critic)
- Better overall physical health and weight
- Less stress, more calm
- More empathy, less judgement
- More happiness and satisfaction
The only thing greater than the power of the mind is the courage of the heart.
Is This You or Someone You Know?
Do you ever hide the way you’re feeling?
Do you ever blow your lid after having repressed your emotions for too long?
Do your emotional responses occasionally make the situation worse or harder to handle?
Do you numb your emotions by eating mindlessly, binge-drinking, gaming or engaging in behaviour you later regret?
Do you judge others based on their emotional state?
Has the behaviour of another ever made you unsure of what to do for fear of causing an emotional reaction you were not equipped to deal with?
If you responded yes to any of these, then you might consider learning more about the Emotional Awareness Training.
What is Emotional Awareness Training?
A learning event where participants gather in person or online in small groups to explore the emotional dynamics they observe in others. Through this lens, they notice patterns they had previously been unaware of. Participants are invited, through the power of thought-provoking questions, to look at how these patterns compare to their own and to consider making changes to improve outcomes at home, at work, at school, and everywhere in between.
This interactive half-day workshop gives you the opportunity to:
- View the 11-min. short film titled Emotions In Action: See What They Have to Say.
- Broaden your understanding of the role and power of emotions.
- Apply this understanding to form and nurture mutually supportive and satisfying relationships with all those who play a role in your life.
- Further your personal growth, improve your business and workplace outcomes, and ease the achievement of your most compelling goals.
- understanding of the basic role of emotions,
- capacity to interpret the emotions of others,
- own emotional awareness,
- understanding of the link between thoughts, emotions, and actions,
- capacity for empathy, and
- capacity to communicate your own emotions and needs to another.