One of my passions is offering children and teens the opportunity to grow their emotional intelligence and make it fun. Taking their real life situations and circumstances I work to find creative and stimulating ways for them to discover and work with their own emotions. Compassion for self leads to compassion for others. From personal understanding I help take that knowledge into understanding and working with emotions that come up in their casual and more intimate encounters and relationships with others.
So where to start? With awareness, it is where we should all start. So I ask you:
“Are You Aware?”
Are you aware of what your body is telling you at any given moment? What is your breathing telling you? What insight do you have when you find you are enthusiastic or fatigued? What thoughts and belief patterns drive the decisions in your daily encounters? It’s a never-ending, exciting exploration into your life. Your physical intelligence and emotional intelligence are key drivers in having a happy healthy life.
So why do we wait so long to focus on them?
Growing up and facing the challenges of life in the 1960’s and 1970’s, I had no idea of ways to facilitate life’s roller coaster ride of feelings and experiences. It never occurred to me that my breath alone was such an incredible guide to what was going on in me and also offered ways to help me. Over the years as a psychotherapist and Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociodrama and Group Psychotherapy and my background in theatre, I was propelled to find ways to bring expressive self-care skills and tools to many diverse populations. I am absolutely convinced that growing our emotional intelligence is the key to being a compassionate and competent leader first in our own life and then by extension in the relationships we have with others. And by others, I mean our family, friends, teachers, businesses and the relationship we have with our planet.
On this page, I want to share with you some of the talented people and techniques I have had the good fortune to bring to some of the populations with whom I work.