Life class sessions are something that I always look forward to. It is the time when we are relaxed and shares our hearts. So far during Integrity & EI sessions, I could learn many things and one of the best things was being mindful. Knowing my emotions and being mindful about what and how I am delivering my thoughts. Being a person who is very emotional and hurting own self for every silly thing I could learn how can manage my emotions and control my actions for my mental peace. Indeed a wonderful session for being wise about my mental state.
Here are a few things that I enjoyed the most, 1. The meditation we did, was a very nice and relaxing experience, 2. then we discussed awareness of one’s own emotions and what role the amygdala plays in it, 3. how the self-assessment leads to self-awareness, 4. The activity we did to practice mindful listening, 5. the movie we saw, was a beautiful experience and also reiterated all the things that were discussed in during the session.
We began this year’s life class began with us identifying what integrity means which we then learnt was just a partial picture in our minds. The workshop enlightened us, showed us what integrity truly means with case studies, discussions and movie analysis. We shared our own life experiences, discussed where we had practiced integrity and how it impacted those around us.
For the ongoing Emotional Intelligence classes, (which according to me is the most productive and practical) we learnt a variety of lessons which will help us in our personal as well as professional lives. The Amygdala Hijack was an interesting concept wherein emotions take the front seat and drive our actions. We learnt how to tackle this with pointers, case studies and thorough discussions via each others real life examples.
With two more classes left, I am looking forward to learning more about Emotional Intelligence and learning tips and tricks that will go a long way.
Emotional intelligence is such a vast topic, I never knew. I always thought I am very mature with my emotions but I have eventually realised that being emotion less is not being emotionally mature. These 6 sessions so far have taught me so much about Integrity and Emotional Intelligence at a very deep level. Moreover the bond that I have made people around me which I always struggled to make have been stronger than ever. I have learnt having people around and feeling the emotions for them when they talk and listening is a very crucial skill which I have developed really well so far. I will be yearning to find a “FLOW” in my life and that’s the ultimate goal to achieve satisfaction with being emotionally intelligent. Meditation and self time is one of the biggest take away I have from these session. I always have felt that I am not very calm but eventually I have started loving myself, my roots and now it makes me appreciate everything and everyone around me. I still have this goal to be more calm and contented person which fingers crossed I will reach very soon. Thank you Fountainhead for this amazing opportunity, I never knew I will love these sessions so so much!
Amazing sessions planned each time which facilitates learning in an easy way!
While it’s easy to think Emotional Intelligence or EQ as it’s commonly referred to by the term Emotional Quotient) is all about mushy feelings, it’s an idea born from psychological research and now strengthened by neuroscience.
It is an awareness of your own emotions and your ability to use that awareness in life situations.
Well, the question is how do we understand ourselves? And how do we use that knowledge to succeed in the world around us?
These questions have been answered in this Life class.
An emotionally intelligent person is aware of the influence emotions have on people, acts accordingly, and consequently has more successful relationships all around.
Drawing on the work of Daniel Goleman, below are five pillars of emotional intelligence
- Social skills
Although emotional intelligence seems to come naturally to some, our brain’s plasticity means we can increase our emotional intelligence if we’re willing to put in the work.
Here I would like to share my learning from the “Happiness Program” on the ways to boost our Emotional Intelligence skills that I could connect with these sessions.
- Listen to others
- Exude positivity and kindness
- Take responsibility for your actions
- Develop self-awareness
- Connect with breath and emotions (Meditate)
The more regular we are and the more we sustain our practice, the easier it will be to dive deeper within to find our inner strength, our sense of self-esteem, a sense of creativity, and our inborn intuitive ability – and that translates into Emotional Intelligence.
We learned about 3 types of happiness, Pleasure, Passion and purpose.
We should discover our purpose in life and have motivation which leads us towards goals! For this alignment, mindfulness and self awareness are very important.
Truly enjoyed the sessions!
The journey till now has been very insightful. I understand stood how I can be emotionally intelligent. We discussed about the first three stages in the span of four days which were self awareness, self regulation and motivation. I was able to gauge a better understanding of how important it is to be aware about our own emotions as well as others, regulate it aptly according to the situation and be motivated to work towards the greater good. There were a lot of activities done like journaling, ikigai, finding our pleasure, passion and purpose and watching Ratatouille movie.
As rightly quoted “You have to expect things from yourself before you can do them”.
Emotional intelligence is all about learning about 5 major Domain that is self awareness, Self regulation, Motivation, Empathy and Social skills.
Through the process of Scaffolding, we are learning each Domain and understanding how to expect from oneself in order to implement it.
How small gestures of Mindful listening, Mindful Talking, Being Mindful for your action can help you balance relationship at personal and professional level.
The moral rules for a particular person is different but not wrong. The activity “Murder Your Darlings” helped to understand the confirmation bias for decision-making. Relevant examples and case studies were used by the facilitators to understand the concepts better. There were other interesting distinctions catered like Cognitive Bias and Affinity Bias. The discussions helped me understand not to jump on the conclusion but rather should be backed by facts and evidences. I learnt that critical thinking is about considering all factors (CAF). Other important concepts like moral reasoning, moral relativism, self-interest theory, deontology, utilitarianism, etc. were introduced which is going to help me both professionally and personally.