An Experiential Introduction to the Foundational Skills
What exactly is Emotional Intelligence?
Why is it important?
And most importantly, how do we get better at it?
In the last 25 years Emotional Intelligence (EI) has become a ubiquitous phrase. Yet for many people EI remains an abstract concept or “soft” skill.
Research has definitively shown not only that emotional intelligence is "real," but also that the key skills are learnable.
Drawing upon the evidence-based framework developed by Dr. Daniel Goleman, author of the groundbreaking international bestseller Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, this workshop will use simple but powerful exercises to bring the key foundational skills of EI to life.
This workshop might be for you if:
you ever get "hijacked" by strong emotions.
the demands of modern life leave you feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed and exhausted.
you struggle to respond effectively in pressure-filled situations.
you have a general idea of what EI means but want to know how you can develop core EI competencies through deliberate practice.
What will I learn?
Focus: Selectively focus your attention on what matters, to the benefit of self and others.
Self-Awareness: Shift out of autopilot, recognize how your feelings affect you and your performance, and become aware of your unconscious habits of mind.
Self-Management: Maintain your effectiveness under stressful conditions, recover from setbacks, and better align your intentions, behaviors, and desired outcomes.
Empathy: Build authentic and meaningful relationships by learning to sense the emotions and understand the perspective of others, and communicate more effectively.
By incorporating insights from mindfulness, psychology, and neuroscience, this workshop will help translate theory into meaningful action to bring out the best in yourself and others.
There is no set fee for this workshop. I invite you to make a contribution that works for you given your personal circumstances.