“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” ~ Antione de Saint-Exupery
Enhance Emotional Literacy
Definition: Accurately identifying and understanding feelings.
Importance: Emotions are chemicals, a form of neurotransmitter, that provide data about yourself and others; emotions are a feedback system delivering information that drives behavior and decisions. Emotional literacy is the capacity to access and interpret that data.
Enhance Emotional Literacy is one of the core competencies of “Know Yourself” in the Six Seconds Model.
Emotional literacy helps you notice, name, and understand feelings. This provides critical information about you (and about others), which gives you insight into the core drivers of behavior. This understanding is also key to managing your reactions.
EQ for Families: Emotional Literacy Workshop: Help parents and caregivers increase emotional literacy — the foundation to emotional intelligence. This program, “The Power of Feelings: Parenting with Emotional Intelligence,” will help them communicate with their children, recognize and manage emotions, and increase self-awareness.
Emotional Literacy Museum: The Emotional Literacy Museum is a self-directed learning experience teaching about the physiology of emotions, emotional regulation, and emotional literacy.
Mixed Emotions Cards – a beautiful deck of “tarot-like” cards of feelings (labeled with feelings and synonyms)
eMotion Cards – evocative, playful moon face illustrations of emotions (open-ended without labels)
Biodots – a simple reminder that emotions are part of our physiology
Bingo Emotions – classic “bingo” game played with emotions (in English & Spanish)
Feeling Faces – photos of real people and data about how survey respondents evaluated each picture
Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Assessment with debrief which provides feedback about the way you’re currently using your EQ and how to improve in this area
EQ for Families: Emotional Literacy Workshop – Help parents and caregivers increase emotional literacy — the foundation to emotional intelligence.
Articles about Emotional Literacy
HBR blog on recognizing emotions http://blogs.hbr.org/bregman/2012/05/do-you-know-what-you-are-feeli.html
Paul Ekman’s Emotions Revealed
Chip Conley’s Emotional Equations
- Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions: Feelings Wheel - March 13, 2022
- Technology Loneliness: EQ Tips from Daniel Goleman - October 24, 2020
- Why SEL Matters Even More in the Pandemic – and How - October 9, 2020