Most of us did not learn how to deal with our emotions effectively when we were children. Parents/care givers often feel uncomfortable with their children’s emotional outbursts (or their own) and so they just tend to encourage us to stuff our feelings away without processing them. We might have been told to “stop crying”, to “pull ourselves together” or to “stop being such a baby”.
Unfortunately, when we disregard our emotions and the lessons that they teach us, we often struggle with communication, interpersonal skills, diffusing conflict, and empathizing with others. We might also inappropriately dump our unprocessed feelings onto others, including loved ones. Without an emotional outlet, our challenging life experiences and traumas might remain raw and unprocessed.
In this workshop, we will work on increasing our Emotional Intelligence, which Is about practicing productive engagement with our emotions rather than ignoring or denying them. We can benefit from what emotions tell us, by recognizing, accepting, and sitting with our feelings so that we can learn that all parts of ourselves are valid. This helps us to be able to control our emotions in a healthy way and to express our emotions appropriately, allowing us to become better at dealing with life’s challenges.
In this 2-hour workshop, we will journal, meditate, and engage in breath healing to connect with our feelings and process them in a healthy and productive way. Join us for a learning and healing experience.