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Practices of Emotional Intelligence

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

Mindful Empathy

Positivity

Self-Compassion

Rewiring Negative Emotions

Additional exercises are available in Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster.

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