Emotions matter. They impact learning, decision making, relationships, well being and mental health, and our overall effectiveness. In this presentation, I will discuss the ways in which emotional intelligence training can enhance children's and adult's lives. I will discuss the five key emotional intelligence skills of recognizing emotions in oneself and others, understanding the causes and consequences of emotions, labeling emotions using a sophisticated vocabulary, expressing emotions in socially appropriate ways, and regulating emotions to achieve one's goals.
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Therapists are useful in helping a consumer understand how one is feeling and thinking, this is also known as talk therapy. Many issues are discussed and it has been proven useful to help with stability and managing symptoms. But what do you do when you’re struggling to describe your feelings with your psychiatrist and therapist? Once a therapist gets to know a client, they are able to give an outside perspective and can monitor symptoms. Different situations evoke different reactions and feelings.