Jodi’s on the road in Huntington, WV teaching ‘Managing Your Emotions’. While her students were on break she created a quick little video lesson about emotions.
Here’s the exercise that you might complete on your own.
Build a list of negative emotions:
It’s important to note that as you’re experiencing these negative emotions that you notice how you feel. Typically they should make you feel pretty darn bad. And just know that as you feel bad, you’re sending out a negative vibe.
We need to reset that. Below is a list of positive emotions:
Driven to achieve
When you’re experiencing those emotions they make you feel good and you’re putting out some positive vibes.
There are a ton of different emotions and we’re always going to have them. I like to think we really only have two though, those that make you feel bad and those that make you feel good.
Here’s why it’s so important to be aware of your emotions and how they make you feel. …. (more…)
Do you ever overreact or say things you wish you hadn’t said?
Guess what? It’s not your fault!
Neuro- Science (Study of the brain) has identified what’s called an Amygdala attack. I’ll give you a basic description and then I’ll tell you how you can manage this attack so you lessen stress and save relationships.
In his book “Emotional Intelligence at Work”, Daniel Goleman identifies 2 parts of the brain:
1) Cortex – (conscious, thinking part of the brain)
2) Limbic system – (non-conscious, emotional part of the brain)
This latter non-conscious Limbic system is where we store all of our memories, habits, past experiences, and it’s where our emotions are generated. The job of the Limbic system is really to protect us…. from additional hurts and bad experiences etc. So when it detects a threat, it literally hijacks our cortex and renders us unable to think rationally. (more…)
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