Emotionally Intelligent Neuroscience

The philosophy behind Six Seconds’ innovative training and consulting methods – and tips to apply them in your work

Important neuroscience discoveries in the last half century have given us valuable insight about how the brain processes and retains information – how people learn best. In spite of this, traditional training methods persist – and along with them, alarmingly high rates of boredom and low rates of retention.

Part of what makes Six Seconds’ trainings so unique and powerful is that they are designed based on emotionally intelligent neuroscience. They follow the principles of Six Seconds’ Learning Philosophy, which is based on the latest neuroscience research into how people learn best. Hint: it’s not sitting and passively listening for hours on end. The 6 tenants of the Learning Philosophy are briefly outlined below along with a free worksheet with in-depth explanations and tips to practice them in your work.

To see the Learning Philosophy in action, watch this 90-second video from a recent training in Amman, Jordan. It does a great job of capturing the active, engaging and connected nature of Six Seconds’ trainings.

What do you notice? How does it appear different than more traditional trainings, and why would that matter?

Six Seconds’ Learning Philosophy

Here are brief descriptions of the 6 pillars. These are core beliefs about learning; they shape how Six Seconds designs and delivers instruction, creates products, structures programs, and more.

If you want to learn more and get specific tips for putting these concepts into action, download the Learning Philosophy Interpretation Guide for free by filling out the form below.

Wisdom Lives Within

Learners have deep expertise inside them already, so a key aim of learning is to draw that out.


1, 2, 3 PASTA!

To be useful, learning must be applied / put into action.

No Way is The Way

Learners each integrate and apply knowledge in unique ways, so flexibility and personalization is essential to effective learning.

Fish Don’t Talk About Water

Learning something new requires a new perspective or dissonance.

The Process is the Content

The experience of learning shapes the meaning of the learning.


Emotions Drive People

Emotions are central to effective learning.

Tips to Apply the Learning Philosophy Principles

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Why Six Seconds?

Why do leaders from places like the UN, FedEx, Amazon, Qatar Airways choose Six Seconds’ tools and methods?

  • Global: Used in 157 countries & territories — this approach works everywhere.
  • Scientific: The latest research creates a robust approach by the pioneers in EQ — these tools are reliable.
  • Practical: It’s not enough to talk about emotional intelligence — Six Seconds helps you put it into action.

Michael Miller

Writer at Six Seconds
Michael Miller is a writer and contributor for Six Seconds who lives in Santa Cruz, California. He is passionate about living a balanced, healthy lifestyle and helping others to do the same. You can reach him at [email protected]

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