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Mark Johnson on Emotional Education

In today’s Guardian Mark Johnson has written an article entitled Forget Sats: lesson one is a basic emotional education. It is very interesting to read Mark’s thoughts on the subject, as his school experience was difficult. He is author of Wasted, which describes his experiences growing up with violence, alcohol and drugs, often crime. Mark’s comment in […]

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Headroom

The BBC have launched a new campaign called Headroom which aims to promote wellbeing widely. There are programmes, questionnaires, information of particular difficulties such as OCD and AHDH and depression. Well worth a look. Well done BBC. “Life is full of ups and downs. So the BBC has created Headroom, a campaign to encourage you to […]

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Projection: what’s mine becomes yours…..

One danger of not understanding our own feelings is attributing them to others. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, “Projection is a form of defense in which unwanted feelings are displaced onto another person, where they then appear as a threat from the external world. A common form of projection occurs when an individual, threatened by his […]

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Making the Invisible Visible

    This week I am fortunate to be in California with 6 Seconds. Friday and Saturday was the Choose to Change conference in San Jose which saw emotional intelligence practitioners gather to share their work, experiences and research. I am a huge fan of technology, but nothing can ever replace the sense of connection […]

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EQ Reflection: Monuments

Due to the foibles of flight schedules, I had some unexpected downtime in DC, and found myself wandering the Mall. I don’t think I’ve been here since I was in eighth grade, and it made a very different impression on me now. I suspect that the first time, I was much more concerned about the […]

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Pop!Tech 08 is nearly here

The 2008 Pop!Tech conference runs from the 23 – 25 October. This year their theme is Scarcity and Abundance which should be really fascinating. If you want a taste of what was presented last year I highly recommend watching Jessica Flannery who is the co-founder of the amazing Kiva.org, the first peer-to-peer microloan website. Kiva demonstrates how the Internet […]

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Social Evils

  Joseph Rountree Foundation published the first three of eleven ‘viewpoints’ examining the issues raised by their Social Evils work in the UK. The three papers can be downloaded on the links below: Has there been a decline in values in British society? Unkind, risk-averse and untrusting – if this is today’s society, can we change […]

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Stuffed Tiggers

Hundreds of stuffed Tiggers occupy the seats on the Carnegie Mellon University campus in preparation for a memorial for professor Randy Pausch last week. During his last lecture, Pausch said, “You just have to decide if you’re a Tigger or an Eeyore” Via:Telegraph

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Social Media and Mentoring

 Horsesmouth is a really impressive online mentoring website which seems to be growing so quickly, and with good reason. As I write there are 5028 mentors registered with the site, with 1986 thank you’s sent. Without all the hassle of arranging to see someone about an issue this type of mentoring looks to be really effective […]

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Universal gestures?

A recent article in the NY Times describes a study of athlete’s gestures of pride and shame. You know what I mean – the upraised arms of triumph, the drooping shoulders of shame. However, the amazing thing is that these athletes were blind from birth, and so, it is not likely that they are merely […]

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