Teaching emotional intelligence; Emotional Education for children- a parent guide Society in general does not provide a foundation for emotionally educating ourselves or our children yet lack of such awareness can cause untold suffering. When we understand emotions are messengers letting us know both what brings us joy and where we are out of balance, we learn to respect and recognize the value of our feelings. By learning to love and honor ourselves and our own emotions, we can greet our children’s feelings with neutrality and support, guiding them to move through their emotions rather then repressing or inappropriately expressing them and thus storing them in cellular memory. Such stored emotions create maladaptive and dysfunctional behavioral and emotional patterns leading to unhappy lives, poor decision making and even ill health. By training children and teens how to be present to their emotions, much conditioning with commensurate pain, sorrow and false beliefs can be avoided, ending the intergenerational chain of pain and creating greater space for joy. Along with an overview of emotional education, simple tools will be explored and practiced leading to greater presence, self love and aliveness for ourselves and our children.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 6-8 p.m.
Yuba River Charter School
505 Main Street, Nevada City, CA
(530) 575-5052 firstname.lastname@example.org
Savannah Hanson, M.A., MFT #40422
Cellular Memory Release Practitioner