On October 14, 2015, I came across the article Emotional Intelligence-EQ by Travis Bradberry. Bradberry, stated that people with higher emotional quotient (a measurement of emotional intelligence) can help an individual with the following:
Become more self-aware and manage themselves during harder times.
Increase yearly salary potential by an average of $29,000
Improve an individual’s social awareness and relationship management.
It was then that I realized how important emotional intelligence was in every facet of my life. It became my mission to determine how to increase my own EQ. I decided to research more through reading the available literature as well as talk to experts within the field. After having this opportunity and learning so much, I knew that I wanted to share my findings with my fellow students at Emory University. It was here that the Shadow Camp- an Exploration into the Darker Emotions was born.
Through this Shadow Camp, I will be:
- Defining what emotions are through psychological, biological and evolutionary perspectives.
- Helping students understand how they choose to express said emotions through their facial expressions, body language and verbal language
- Increasing student’s understanding of how culture and gender can influence an individuals outward expression of emotions
- Helping students realize that individuals like psychopaths, narcissists and sociopaths influence their emotional states
- Aiding students to become more aware of other people’s emotions
- Assisting students to create their own emotional toolkit that they will be able to use when they are faced with the toughest emotions like sadness, anger, fear to name a few.
Imagine what it would look like if you were more emotionally intelligent and be better able to handle the tougher situations that life throws at you. Join me at the boot camp coming this fall to do so.
Increase your Emotional Quotient now. This program will meet for six weeks starting 11/7 at 6:30pm. You must purchase your ticket here for $25, which will cover food. These are meant to be small sessions and seats are extremely limited.