Feeling Assaulted by Headlines: Reaching for Wellbeing with EQ

By: Joshua Freedman on October 3, 2017 | 43 comments
“How are you doing?” Easy enough question, but do you want the Fine answer or a harder one? I’m not being shot at while watching a music festival, not drowning on an island with no power. I’m not being beaten by police officers sworn to protect me, I’m not being bombed for my political beliefs… so really, “Fine” should suffice. But I’m not. I know it's much worse for many, vast numbers, of people facing real trauma. I'm safe and…


Handling Your Feelings About Climate Change: Josh Freedman on Climate One-Updated for 2017

By: Rachel Goodman on April 25, 2017 | 0 comments
The topic of climate change can feel overwhelming. When faced with the possible extinction of species, sea level rise, and other massive changes, it is no wonder the feelings are strong. Feelings can include denial, fear, anger, hope, sadness, hopelessness and resolve. How can we have a personal, respectful conversation with each other about the future when emotions are running high? In this program that recently aired on the public radio show, Climate One, Six Seconds CEO Josh Freedman does…


Josh Freedman Radio Interview-New Years Optimism

By: Rachel Goodman on January 5, 2017 | 0 comments
Six Seconds CEO Josh Freedman is interviewed on KSCO about spiritual and personal dimensions of empathy in a divided world. What does it take to rise above the news headlines and stay focused on our own optimism? In this hour-long radio interview with thought and spiritual leaders, Josh Freedman, CEO of Six Seconds, joins Reverend Deborah Johnson of Inner Light Ministries and Bill Saragosa, Native American spiritual leader and retired substance abuse counselor for an in-depth conversation about bringing more…


Josh Freedman on “Happy and Free” Podcast

By: Rachel Goodman on June 26, 2016 | 0 comments
Six Seconds featured on "Happy and Free" Podcast What does it mean to seek and give refuge? That is the question that Six Seconds' CEO Josh Freedman explores in this podcast interview with Val Mosley and Dan Lothian. Part of the "Heartbeings" project, this podcast celebrates people who give back to their communities and the world.   Listen to the entire podcast here:       Host: Val Mosley has been selected as one of the most 50 Powerful Women…


Intelligent Anger and More EQ Insights

By: Joshua Freedman on February 9, 2016 | 2 comments
Is anger a default state? Is it healthy to "blow off" steam to "let it all out"? Josh Freedman says it matters how we express it, when, where, and how. Listen to this brief interview on radio station "Rock 107" about how Six Seconds teaches about emotional intelligence - and how to measure these skills. [s3audio s3url="/website/Rock-107-Prospector-Freedman.mp3" responsive="on" /]  


Stronger Parent Child Connections with Emotional Intelligence

By: Six Seconds on January 26, 2016 | 3 comments
In these days where kids are 'always' on their cell phones, and parents are filled with anxiety about their children's wellbeing - how can we foster strong, supportive connections? It starts with naming and accepting emotions with our whole hearts. Kristi Carson, Public and Community Relations Director at Emmis Media, interviews Joshua Freedman about the new book, Whole-Hearted Parenting and strategies parents can use to increase the peace and strengthen relationship. Listen here, or read the transcript below. [s3audio s3url="/website/Carson-Freedman-Todays-Issues.mp3"…


Preventing Bullying at Work and School

By: Paul Stillman on November 5, 2015 | 1 comments
How many people are bullied at work? Why do bosses bully their employees? How can can emotional intelligence help improve the climate at work and school? Paul Stillman PhD shares ideas about building trust in schools and businesses in this short radio interview on WSBS.[s3audio s3url="website/PAUL-STILLMAN-AIRS-10-30-15.mp3" responsive="on" /][Tweet "You can end workplace bullying with EQ"]


Educating with EQ on WBZ News Radio

By: Six Seconds on September 13, 2015 | 0 comments
Six Seconds CEO Josh Freedman is interviewed on WBZ News Radio 1030 on the Jordan Rich show, talking about how to use EQ to navigate emotions in and out of school. Listen here to the whole interview with Josh Freedman and Jordan Rich [s3audio s3url="website/WBZ_JRSHOW-EQ.mp3" responsive="on" /] [Tweet "All students deserve to be taught emotional intelligence skills"] Some highlights of the interview: Jordan Rich: What is a good working definition of Emotional Intelligence? Josh Freedman: "It's a simple idea: We…


Oman Conference Teaches Bankers EQ Skills

By: Rachel Goodman on September 7, 2015 | 0 comments
The conference room at the Oman Banking Institute Symposium was full of people from an industry often focused on the bottom line and data. What place do emotions have in this world? Plenty, it turns out.  The 3-day workshop was called ‘Improving Institutional Performance Through Emotional Intelligence.’ and its focus was women's leadership, communication skills and stress management in the banking industry. Presenters were Six Seconds' Jayne Morrison, Regional Network Director, Middle East/Africa:      Ramona Miranda, Founder of INSPIRA:      Dr. Yasmin Al Bulushi,…


Leading with Emotional Intelligence: Jim Vaive on VoiceAmerica

By: Rachel Goodman on August 31, 2015 | 0 comments
Let's say you've just presented a major proposal to a client and you're awaiting the response. How could you use emotional intelligence to anticipate the reaction, and maybe even shift the conversation before they make a decision? What about leaders who say emotions have no place in the boardroom? These are questions that came up recently in a conversation between Jim Vaive, Six Seconds Network Leader for the Midwestern U.S., and Maureen Metcalf, host of VoiceAmerica's show, "Innovative Leaders Driving…


KBEM Radio: High School as Swamp of Emotional Turmoil?

By: Six Seconds on August 26, 2015 | 0 comments
Featured on KBEM radio, Six Seconds' Education Director Susan Stillman discusses "social emotional learning" with host Ed Jones.  Jones described his own high school as a "swamp of emotional turmoil" -- does it have to be this way? Susan points out that schools have seen an 11% improvement in test scores when Social Emotional Learning is taught. Teaching emotional intelligence also reduces bullying because people's feelings are respected, and teachers are modeling using feelings to be smarter.[Tweet "Interview: educating about emotions improves…


WFAN: Emotional Intelligence Makes Life Better at School

By: Six Seconds on August 17, 2015 | 0 comments
Back to School: Emotional intelligence featured on CBS radio In this in-depth interview on CBS' WFAN radio in New York, Bob Salter interviews Joshua Freedman about emotional intelligence for "back to school." What is emotional intelligence? How can it help young people in school -- by building the skills and connections that can reduce bullying and suicide while improving academic success. Salter and Freedman also discuss the importance of EQ to help people understand and manage stress -- at school, but also for…


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