Improve Emotional Intelligence
The term emotional intelligence (EI) dates back to psychological research in the 1960s, but only really gained popularity following the publication of Daniel Goleman’s 1995 bestselling book Emotional Intelligence: why it can matter more than IQ. Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognise, understand, and manage your own emotions in positive ways and to recognise and understand what others are experiencing emotionally. When it comes to happiness and success in your relationships, career and personal goals, emotional intelligence can matter just as much, if not more than, your intellectual ability. And the great thing about emotional intelligence is that it can be learned, developed and improved.
It can be helpful to think of your emotional intelligence as the interplay of four factors:
- Self-awareness – your ability to know and understand your own emotions, drives, strengths, weaknesses and the relations between your thoughts, beliefs, values and emotional responses.
- Self-management – your ability to regulate, control or redirect impulses and emotional responses and adapt to changing circumstances.
- Social awareness – your ability to understand the emotions, needs and concerns of other people, to pick up on emotional and non-verbal cues and understand the social dynamics of groups or organisations.
- Relationship management – your ability to develop and maintain good relationships, communicate clearly, positively influence others, work well in teams and manage conflict.
I can help you to improve your abilities in all four areas. I am a highly experienced hypno-psychotherapist, with broad ranging expertise across the fields of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and behaviour. Drawing on almost two decades of experience working with over 2000 clients, I employ techniques from hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, sports psychology, coaching, stress management and neurolinguistics programming (NLP) to help you grow and improve. Whatever your current strengths and weaknesses, I can help you to take the next step.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to book an initial consultation, please get in touch and we can discuss how I can help you.