Emotion Coaching: Developing Emotional Intelligence Stage 5

Development of emotional intelligence is essential for success in all kinds of relationships. This blog series will outline the stages of emotional intelligence development. This post focuses on stage five, Emotion Coaching. Stages to Emotional Intelligence Development Self-Awareness: Acknowledging and coming to terms with personal strengths, weaknesses, bias and attitudes Personal Emotional Regulation: Learning to self sooth and mindful of feelings Self-Motivation: Internal locus …

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Emotional Regulation: Developing Emotional Intelligence Stage 2

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Development of emotional intelligence is essential for success in all kinds of relationships. This blog series will outline the stages of emotional intelligence development. This post focuses on stage two, Emotional Regulation. Stages to Emotional Intelligence Development Self-Awareness: Acknowledging and coming to terms with personal strengths, weaknesses, bias and attitudes Personal Emotional Regulation: Learning to self sooth and mindful …

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Distorted Thinking

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Ask a Therapist What is Distorted Thinking? The term “distorted thinking” describes patterns of thought that reinforce negative patterns ingrained in one’s internal map. 15 Styles of Distorted Thinking[1] Filtering: You take the negative details and magnify them, while filtering out all positive aspects of a situation. A single detail may be picked out, and …

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The 5 Elements of a Decomposing HiveMind

The 5 Elements of a Decomposing HiveMind

The decomposing hivemind refers to a toxic group environment. The term HiveMind refers to any group collective. For example, it can be your work team, your family or your friend circle. The are the elements which contribute to a toxic hivemind. Hiveminds are love and connection gardens that need nurturing and work. Clean out those …

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Primal Scream Therapy … Pseudoscience or Genius?!

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Have you ever screamed … out loud? Not sitting in grid-locked traffic, not at your partner arguing over who locked the keys in the car, but a raw, guttural, agonizing scream that came from somewhere deep inside you, that you have become totally disconnected from? A scream so jagged and saturated in pain, that the very release of it left you completely numb and void of every other human emotion? It felt almost PRIMAL!

Be As Loud As You Want With The Scream Box … No One Will Know!

Scream Box

What is a Scream Box? When is the last time you let out a massive scream?  I mean a raw, guttural, emotionally charged & intense scream!  The kind that leaves you with sweat on your brow, your skin tingling with electricity and ultimately, totally emotionally spent?!  Yeah … THAT kind of scream!  Felt good right?  …

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Emotional Command Centers

What are Emotional Command Centers? According to John Gottman Emotional Command Centers: The emotional command systems are the tracks on which your emotions run. The seven emotional command systems and what they’re responsible for are: Jester: play and fun. Sensualist: attraction and lust. Nest-Builder: affiliation, friendship, care, and nurturing. John Gottman I also add the …

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Emotional Flooding State Vs. Calm and Relaxed State

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Ask a Therapist? What does emotional flooding do to the body? How can I tell if I am emotionally flooded? Emotional flooding can be dangerous when we are trying to have a difficult conversation. Prior to any critical conversation, it is important to be able to emotionally regulate and understand how you process stress. Below …

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A Personal Measure of Success

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If you are trying to lose weight, tracking each pound lost will give you motivation to continue even through the hardest times. If you feel like giving up because the income stream that you have been working on isn’t nearly as large as you thought it would be, checking out where you were a year ago can put the present in perspective.