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The Importance of Developing Emotional Skills

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Emotional maturity is the ability to understand and process your emotions in a helpful and healthy way. But how do we make our way to an emotionally mature place? Developing emotional skills helps us to understand ourselves and how to best cope with emotions we’re unsure of how to deal with. We have all found ourselves in a situation where …

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Is there a link between intelligence and suicide?

Suicide risk factors There are advantages to being smart. People who do well on IQ tests tend to be more successful in the classroom and the workplace. Although the reasons are not fully understood, they also tend to live longer, healthier lives, and are less likely to experience negative life events such as bankruptcy. However, a survey of Mensa’s highly …

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The difference between Narcissism and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

It’s a question that I am often asked, “Is my partner a narcissist or does he/she have autism?” There are some similarities between the two, namely a lack of empathy but this isn’t always the case. Narcissists tend to be very selfish and their behavior and focus is driven by what’s in it for them. If doing something will make …

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Children with Autism Can ‘Put Themselves Into Other People’s Shoes

A common myth that exists about children with autism spectrum disorder is that they are unable to show empathy (the ability to feel along with others) or sympathy (the ability to feel for others). While this may be true for some children on the autism spectrum, it does not apply to everyone. Historically, a ‘lack of empathy’ or ‘sympathy’ was …

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Test your emotional intelligence

Emotionally intelligent individuals tend to score well on facial recognition tests – they find it easier to read others and identify emotions. Here is a test for you to try out if you fancy it: Click on the link below. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/quizzes/ei_quiz/take_quiz   My results: Your Score: 17/20 Nice work. You seem naturally well-attuned to others’ emotions–a vital skill for forming …

Emotional Intelligence Masterclass

  Are you a healthcare professional, psychologist, or HR Manager looking to expand your knowledge of emotional intelligence? If so, the Emotional Intelligence Masterclass may be exactly what you are looking for.  This course is also an excellent resource for therapists, coaches or mental well-being trainers.  By taking this course, you will be able to add the skill of Emotional Intelligence to your personal or …

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What is detachment disorder?

What is detachment disorder? Do you sometimes feel as if you are on the outside looking in? Do you tend to put up emotional barriers to stop other people getting too close? Are there times when you lack empathy for what others are going through – especially those closest to you? If you have answered “yes” to any of the …

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How to reverse emotional detachment

We all tend to put up emotional barriers as we wend our way through life. When we get hurt or are left disappointed by people we care for and trust, the wall gets a little higher. Some people are naturally less emotional than others. For instance, some people are highly analytical and may possess less emotional intelligence than others. I …

Causes of emotional numbness

What causes emotional numbness? There are many causes of emotional numbness. Two of the most common causes are depression and anxiety. Often, when we do not deal with our emotions and suppress them, numbness follows. We become so accustomed to learning how to ‘not feel’ that we end up numb. The problem with feeling numb is that we live a …

How emotionally healthy are you?

Watch this video to find out more about being emotionally healthy  Mandy X