There is a growing need for youth and adults alike to develop a stronger, more understanding relationship with the emotions of themselves and others, and how those emotions relate us to the world around us, especially during these trying times. Research shows that when students are in an environment where they and their peers have developed emotional literacy, they see higher engagement levels, better classroom leadership and organization, less bullying, higher academic achievement, and stronger interpersonal relationships. Emotional literacy is defined as being able to accurately identify a large number of emotions and to use them appropriately. This program helps students to become more aware of how emotions affect their thinking especially in times of stress or pressure.
Emotional Intelligence (known as EQ), focuses on 5 key pillars:
- Social Skills
- Uncover student strengths, weaknesses and vulnerabilities that result in higher self-efficacy
- Discover ways to communicate more efficiently with others
- Identify and understand your own brain’s preferences in terms of focus, decision-making and motivation, and awareness of how others have different brain preferences. These may be measured and changed to achieve more positive outcomes.
- Become more aware of how you use emotional literacy in times of stress or pressure