Want to learn more about emotions and emotional intelligence? At Six Seconds, we believe emotions are valuable signals that help us survive and thrive.  When we learn how to use them, emotions help us make more effective decisions, connect with others, find and follow purpose — and lead a more whole-hearted life. So why not get started today?

Want to Get Started with Emotional Intelligence?

Six Seconds offers layers of resources to help you grow

Emotions are part of human biology. They are chemicals that help regulate our minds and bodies, assisting us to cope with the complexities of making decisions, interacting with people, and finding our way through life.  We feel emotions to help us pay attention, and to focus our attention.  While sometimes they’re confusing, emotions are part of us, so we might as well learn to use them well – and we are here to help you with that process.

You’ve Got Emotional Intelligence – Use It!

Everyone has some emotional intelligence – here’s how to use yours.  Start with these three steps:

Tune in

Notice your feelings and reactions.  Get off autopilot. Tune in to what’s happening inside. We call this step Know Yourself


Instead of reacting, give yourself a moment to de-escalate and evaluate all of your options.  This is called Choose Yourself


Remember what’s truly important to you, consider others, and then move forward with those in mind.  This is Give Yourself


At first glance, it’s really simple, right?  Start practicing by taking a few seconds, a few times a day, to go through those steps. You can use these three questions:


What am I feeling?


What options do I have?


What do I really want?

Learn more about EQ

Get involved and get the support and tools you need to practice emotional intelligence more effectively.

Our goal as an organization is to bring the benefits of emotional intelligence to as many people as possible. To do that, we take the latest research on emotional intelligence and make it easy to understand and apply to your every day life.

And as a global network of people who are helping each other be more aware, more intentional, and more purposeful, we share stories, advice, and inspiration. Here are a few ways to get involved with our global network:

Six Seconds offers a range of online learning opportunities that are fun and interactive, and best of all, free!


For an in-depth look at EQ and coaching, education, business and more.


Free online courses for parents, educators, professionals and more.


Join experts from around the world for discussions on a range of topics.

What’s new in emotional intelligence?

Join us on social media and you will hear about the latest articles, courses, webinars, cafes, and more.

Then simply choose what interests you the most.

Positive, educational posts in your newsfeed. Active chat groups, too!

Get all the latest updates from Six Seconds on Twitter.

Short videos with tips for practicing emotional intelligence.

Connect with other EQ professionals on LinkedIn.


Share Your EQ Knowledge

To go even deeper with our EQ community, come see us in person!

We have free EQ cafes all over the world where you can be supported by like-minded practitioners.

Join us for an EQ Café!


EQ cafes are free events organized by volunteer network leaders who are committed to building local communities of people practicing emotional intelligence together. Join us at a cafe near you! Upcoming cafes

Become a Certified EQ Practitioner

If you want to take your practice to the next level, hone your expertise at one of our certification courses.


Integrate EQ into your teaching – starting with yourself. Put social emotional learning into action in your classroom.



Develop expertise with emotions and emotional intelligence. Bring it to life with the Six Seconds Model of EQ.



Transform your organization with a world class, research-based training program. Your bottom line will thank you.

The practical demonstration of EQ competencies and clear explantations of research helped me gain confidence and feel energized to implement SEL at my school.

Meghan Magillian

Counselor, Sacred Heart School

There are many EQ training programs but Six Seconds and its phenomenal trainers are the real thing. You will be personally and professionally transformed.

Kathleen Ruby, Ph.D.

Director of Wellness and Leadership, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine

A transformation program for yourself, your organization, and the world. You have inspired me for the next 100 years – thank you.

Genny Kresic

Director, MCAP

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