Practices of Emotional Intelligence
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
– Helen Keller
Just simply living evokes emotions, and we experience one emotion or another every single moment of the day. Whether we like having these emotions or not, whether we trust them or know what to do with them or not, our feelings constantly filter our perceptions and guide (or sometimes misguide our responses to all of our experiences. Thus they play an integral role in how well or poorly we bounce back from any adversity. Learning to manage our feelings, rather than let them hijack us or shut us down, strengthens our emotional intelligence and thus strengthens our resilience.
Introduction to Emotional Intelligence
- Positive Emotions and Sharing Kindness
- Gratitude for the Web of Life
- Awe Practice
- See also Taking in the Good
- See also The Power of Positive Emotions
- Mindful Self-Compassion
- Meeting Your Compassionate Friend
- Priming the Flow of Compassion
- Giving Yourself a Self-Compassion Break
- Recovering from a Shame Attack
- Cultivating Compassion with Equanimity
Rewiring Negative Emotions
- Rewiring Negative Emotions through Movement
- Power Posing
- Creating a Wished for Outcome
- Resting in Well-Being
- Just Rest
Additional exercises are available in Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster.