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Emotional Literacy: Finding the Wisdom

Emotional Literacy: Finding the Wisdom

Every emotion is a message – but sometimes it’s hard to understand. This chart will help you learn about the purpose of different feelings. It includes a really nice reflection exercise to examine a time in the past when you have felt a specific emotion, and what purpose it was serving.

Posted February 2, 2017 by in Life


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How to Make Stress Your Ally

How to Make Stress Your Ally

Insightful and humorous, this TED talk reveals groundbreaking research on stress and our relationship to it. A wonderful reminder that emotions are data, and when we treat them as such, there are no negative emotions.

Posted October 25, 2016 by in Life


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Research Summary: Knowing Your Emotions

Research Summary: Knowing Your Emotions

This research paper and ppt summarize breakthrough research on emotional literacy: the ability to notice, name and understand your feelings. Hint: it’s correlated with success in school and throughout your life – and it’s learnable.

Posted October 25, 2016 by in Life


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Wisdom of Feelings Worksheet

Wisdom of Feelings Worksheet

Emotions serve to direct our attention and to motivate us – they provide valuable data about the world. This worksheet outlines the basic purpose of each emotion, and reminds us that there are not good and bad emotions, only different, but equally valuable, messages.

Posted September 20, 2016 by in Education


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Pluthcik’s Model of Emotions

Pluthcik’s Model of Emotions

This is Plutchik’s Model of Emotions. The cone’s vertical dimension represents intensity – emotions intensify as they move from the outside to the centre of the wheel. For more on this, see this article: http://www.6seconds.org/2011/06/24/plutchiks-model-of-emotions/

Posted September 6, 2016 by in Life


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Basic Emotions

Basic Emotions

This resources looks at the 8 basic emotions and why we have them. A great resource for realizing that none of the emotions are inherently negative- they all provide us with important data and motivation!

Posted August 4, 2016 by in Education


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Extremely Precise Words for Emotions

Extremely Precise Words for Emotions

In this article from New York Magazine, the author explores extremely precise words for emotions in different languages. Considering what research says about the importance of naming emotions, these new vocabulary words could be more useful than you think.

Posted August 2, 2016 by in Life


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What Emotions Look Like

What Emotions Look Like

This short video shows which zones of the body are activated when certain emotions are felt. A fascinating look at the physical expression of emotions.

Posted August 2, 2016 by in Life


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Academic Research- Naming Emotions

Academic Research- Naming Emotions

These slides summarize recent academic research into the power of naming your emotions. Fascinating, powerful research.

Posted May 17, 2016 by in Life


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Stuck In Traffic

Stuck In Traffic

Naming your emotions can tame the intensity of your feelings by bridging the gap between thoughts and feelings. This story highlights the power of naming your emotions and discusses the scientific findings on the topic.

Posted April 25, 2016 by in Life


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Academic Research- Emotional Odors

Academic Research- Emotional Odors

These slides summarize recent academic research into the relationship between stress-related body odor and social evaluations. Are body odors effective transmitters of emotional data?

Posted April 14, 2016 by in Life


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Music of Feelings Lesson

Music of Feelings Lesson

This emotional literacy worksheet is intended for a classroom or training exercise. Play a piece of music, and have participants fill in one row of the sheet. Then, after 2 mins, switch to a new, different piece.

Posted April 12, 2016 by in Education


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