Emotional Regulation: Developing Emotional Intelligence Stage 2

emotional regulation

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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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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Games People Play in Relationships

games people play

What are “Games” People Play? Games refer to the techniques that are used to manipulate a situation. Some forms of games are emotional blackmail. Games can be conscious or unconscious depending on the mindfulness of the interaction. What is Triangulation? Triangulation in psychology is the name for form of manipulation in which one person seeks to …

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Communication and Learning Styles Cheat Sheet

Communication

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

self sooth

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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Therapist Abigail Maher, M.A., N.C.C.

Therapist Abby

Abby earned her Masters degree from Northwestern University where she specialized in working with the LGBTQIA+ population. In addition to her clinical work Abby is an active volunteer with The Trevor Project, a national organization dedicated to suicide prevention for LGBTQIA+ youth. She is a volunteer member of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQIA+ advocacy and civil rights organization in the United States. Abby also belongs to the Florida Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues in Counseling (FALGBTIC).

Jason Denis, CKAP

Jason Denis

Jason is an Artist, Entrepreneur, Publisher, Producer, Multi-Media Designer, Business Coach, Branding, Advertising, and Marketing Consultant. He holds an A.A. from BCSI in Programming and Networking and an A.A. in Mass Media Communications from Brookdale Community College.

Jim Evans

Jim Evans

Since receiving his degree from Georgia Tech in 1991, Jim Evans has been in the computer software industry for more than 25 years. During that time, he has worked for some of the largest companies in the industry, including Microsoft, Intuit, and currently, Salesforce. He has been contributing to open source software projects large and small since 2008, and has been a principal contributor to the Selenium project since 2010, contributing the .NET language bindings and the driver for Internet Explorer. In addition to his contributions to the project, he is a much sought-after speaker and educator in the areas of automated software testing. An accomplished singer and songwriter with multiple albums to his credit, he lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife of 16 years and their two teenage sons.

Therapist Nicki Line LMHC, CKAP, CST, LAPC, GT

Nicki Line LMHC

Nicki Line aka Therapist Nicki is a licensed mental health counselor and board certified sex therapist working in Tampa, Florida at Harmony US Inc. She specializes in kink and alternative relationships such as polyamory. She is also a traumatologist, addictionlogist and geek therapist. Nicki works with individuals, children, adolescents, relationships, and families. Other areas of specialization include eating disorders, military and civil service personnel.

Dr. Patsy B. Evans L.M.H.C., D.O.M., Ph.D.

Dr. Harmony

Dr. Patsy Evans a.k.a. Dr. Harmony is one of Florida’s leading Clinical Sexologists and Traumatologists. She brings her unique blend of skills and education specializing in Kink Culture and Sexuality, Relationship Counseling, Executive, Leadership and Business Coaching, Traumatology, Crisis Management, Dispute Resolution, Diplomatic Relations, and Negotiation, and Corporate Culture Transformation. Dr. Evans is the founder of the Kink Aware Therapy Certification Institute and Harmonyus Inc. Dr. Harmony is a Florida Licensed Acupuncture Physician, License Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Sexologist and Supreme Court Certified Family Court Mediator (retired).