Become Emotionally Smart!

Our emotions are our true companions, whether we like it or not. They influence our behavior, decisions, relationships and many other aspects of our lives. Sometimes they do a good job for us and sometimes they don’t. Do you want to become the master of your emotions? Do you want to be able to stream your emotions in the situations in which they currently block you? 

The science behind this is called “Emotional Intelligence”. Being “Emotionally Smart” means using your head together with your heart. The key here is to make our rational and emotional brains work together. This cooperation enables us to fully use our resources of logic and emotions and become “Emotionally Smart”! 

Emotional Self-Mastery

Marina Riedi of EQ Power developed the “Powerful 8” method, which helps people to manage their emotions in challenging situations:  situations in which their emotions currently block them or make them behave in a way they later regret.

This method comprises the 8 powerful steps of emotional self-mastery that enable people to change their emotional reactions. JoinEQ Power training sessions to learn more about the “Powerful 8” method and how to become “Emotionally Smart”.

The “Powerful 8” Method is based on two main principles:

Principle 1: Our expectations, values, and beliefs trigger our emotions. By changing expectations, prioritizing values, and re-considering beliefs, we can change our emotions. 

Principle 2: Our brains are capable of building new neural networks in response to new information, sensory stimulation, and development. So, if you don’t like your behavior in some situations, you can change it!

By applying the “Powerful 8″ method you can develop your emotional intelligence and become a “Master of your Emotions”.

Definition of Emotional Intelligence

“Emotional Intelligence is a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.” 

This definition corresponds to the 15 competencies from the EQ-i framework of Emotional Intelligence initially developed by Dr. Reuven Bar-On.

In the early 1980s, Dr. Bar-On began his research in the field of Emotional Intelligence. A few years later he has introduced the term “Emotional Quotient (EQ)” and developed an assessment called Emotional Intelligence Inventory EQ-i. The first version of the EQ-i assessment was published in 1997. It  has been evolving until the present release of the EQ-i 2.0 in 2011.