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These slides summarize recent academic research into emotion regulation, social anxiety and the family. Do poor emotion regulation techniques cause social anxiety, and if so, would one or both of these be passed on from mother to child? Read the notes for descriptions.
This is an amazing performance and a theme that will touch many of us irrespective of race and culture. While my father was never locked away, I can certainly relate to the feeling of needing to imagine a father who would say the things I needed to hear. Great for a workshop on fatherhood, but […]
This video illustrates the “problem of the iceberg” with over-focus on the behavior-side without consistency between what’s inside and what’s outside. It’s very funny, but in a tounge-and-cheek way which won’t be appropriate for all audiences. Thanks to Tessy Britton for finding this one!
Emotions serve to focus our attention on aspects of the world that help us thrive. They provide information about our interior world and about our relationships. For this survival function to operate optimally, we are highly sensitive to emotional signals in the environment. One person’s emotions are affected by others’. This effect is called “Emotional […]
Emotional contagion can be linked to Enhance Emotional Literacy (understanding the way emotions work), Increase Empathy (understanding how people might feel the way they do) and Apply Consequential Thinking (evaluate the effects of choice about feelings). Sometimes this is called “infectious” (as in PUFI). Important for… leaders, teachers, parents to understand their impact customer service […]
This is a fab video of a young man (12) Navigating Emotions to show incredible resilience and optimism. He starts to sing and the judge stops him saying “you’ve got this all wrong” (ouch!) Stop video here and ask people how they’d be feeling? What patterns might you fall into now? Then continue to show […]
This is a very funny and touching video where comedienne Sarah Jones presents a whole panel discussion — her fictional characters come speak to the TED audience. These women (actually all her) each speak with such an individual but connected voice about life and change and hope. It would be outstanding for body language, empathy, […]
I found this on google video – apparently in each Star Wars movie someone says, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this….” Someone edited those all together. I’ve used it as a funny way to introduce the idea that our feelings give us insight into what’s going on around us… we need to pay attention […]
Decoding Feelings by Joshua Freedman, Draft – Oct 18, 2008 Every emotion is a message. It’s tough to decode the info, especially because we often have multiple, paradoxical, and layered feelings at once. One key is to identify thebasic “categories” of feelings at any given time. Every emotion has value and helps people survive and […]