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Can Emotional Intelligence improve our relationships?

Can Emotional Intelligence improve our relationships?

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is our ability to recognise the emotions we feel, how we manage our emotions and what behaviour we display as a result of our emotions. It also our ability to recognising others emotions, but in a different way to Social Intelligence(SI).   Although both require an ability to (consciously and subconsciously) understand emotions and body-language…

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Social Intelligence is a greater measure of long-term success than Academic Intelligence

Social Intelligence is a greater measure of long-term success than Academic Intelligence

When was the last time you felt really ‘heard’, as though the person you were talking to was actually listening to you, and what you said really seemed mattered to them? You probably felt strangely connected to them and maybe even commented to someone afterwards how much you liked them (even if they said hardly…

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One brick at a time…

One brick at a time…

I’ve been having a few conversations recently with people who are really struggling with self-doubt and feeling rather overwhelmed by the goals, dream or actions they (sometimes feel they) need to achieve. I have been wondering if our cultural narrative, possibly driven by the expectation that we all need to be successful (the right job,…

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Creativity & logical thinking is not a right / left brain phenomenon

Creativity & logical thinking is not a right / left brain phenomenon

Advances in cognitive neuroscience have overturned previous perceptions of the right brain / left brain theory of creativity and logical thinking. The concept that our society has held onto for many decades – that the left side of our brain is predominantly logical and analytical, while the right side is creative and sensual is incorrect.…

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A key to any successful therapy is the Therapeutic Relationship

A key to any successful therapy is the Therapeutic Relationship

We are, as human beings, relationally driven. We are designed to live in communities that include our family, friends and associates. These relationships can be both frustrating and liberating, can cause us a lot of emotional damage or can bring us profound emotional healing. However relationships affect us, they are core to what makes us…well,…

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