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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Relationship Management: Developing Emotional Intelligence Stage 4

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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 four, Relationship Management. 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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Self-Motivation: Developing Emotional Intelligence Stage 3

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 three, Self Motivation. 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 …

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Self Awareness: Developing Emotional Intelligence Stage 1

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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 one which is Self Awareness aka insight. Stages to Emotional Intelligence Development Self-Awareness: Acknowledging and coming to terms with personal strengths, weaknesses, bias and attitudes Personal …

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Drivers of Behavior: Bids and Turns

The number one motivator for all human behavior is a since of belonging to the group even if the group is two or a group of virtual thousands. This is known as connection. From the work of John Gottman and the Gotten Institute, we have found that drivers of behavior and connection involve bids and …

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Emotional Intelligence Basics

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What Is Emotional Intelligence (EI)? EI is the dimension of intelligence responsible for our ability to regulate our internal emotional self and our responses to emotions. This includes the skills that drive our internal world as well as our response to the external world Two components of Emotional Intelligence There are two components to EI, …

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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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Communication and Learning Styles Cheat Sheet

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Cheat Sheet? Communication is hard! However, this cheat sheet can make it easier. This sheet covers learning styles, languages of apology and love, communication styles, and few little tidbits to help you through communication challenges. Gary Chapman’s Five Languages of Love Communication Words of Affirmation: “I think you are beautiful” Quality Time: Date night rituals …

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Self-Soothing Activities

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Struggling with coming up with ideas to help you through big emotions? Below is a list of Self-Soothing tools that you can use almost anywhere. Therapist Nicki Explains How to Build a Self Soothe Kit Self-Soothing Tools Move your body Walk outside Ground Yourself with your 5 senses Swing on a swing set or rock …

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Amazonian Leadership Principles: What Makes a Good Leader?

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What Makes a Good Leader? Based upon her Wonder Woman Leadership lecture series, The “Amazonian Leadership Principles” are listed below. These principles are found in successful leaders. Look in to yourself and ask, do I have these skills? If not, then the Wonder Woman Leadership Series might be just what you need. Leadership Principle 1: …

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