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What Is Emotional Awareness? 6 Worksheets to Develop EI

Emotional Awareness

Many argue that emotional intelligence (EI) is more important than traditional intelligence, boosting academic and career success, leadership skills, and mental and physical wellbeing (Larsen, Buss, Wismeijer, & Song, 2017). Made popular by Daniel Goleman’s (1995) bestseller more than 25 years ago, EI combines the awareness of our emotions with […]

40 Counseling Interview Questions to Ask Your Therapy Clients

Counseling interview questions

Empowering your patients and guiding them to realize their inner strengths to deal with life’s difficulties are some of the central goals of counseling. Knowing which questions to ask patients at different points of the counseling process is vital, as your patients will be more inclined to reflect on their […]

Conflict Resolution for Families and Kids: 6 Helpful Worksheets

Conflict resolution family

Families are surprisingly resilient, usually able to withstand and recover from severe conflict between family members and quickly return to familiar interactive patterns (Goldenberg, 2017). It is perhaps unrealistic to expect that relationships remain harmonious all the time; occasional disconnections and disagreements are a fact of life that can help […]

Teacher Burnout: 4 Warning Signs & How to Prevent It

Teacher burnout

High-stakes assessments. Unruly students. Difficult parents. Last-minute principal walkthroughs. A lack of resources or time. COVID-19. These alone are enough to make anyone leave any profession without batting an eye. Many teachers prepare their entire life for the role, often “playing school” as youngsters and dreaming of becoming a teacher. […]

How to Overcome Perfectionism: 15 Worksheets & Resources

Overcome perfectionism

While difficult to define, perfectionism can drive impossibly high standards and have dangerous consequences. Maintaining that flawless veneer can put your mental and physical wellbeing at risk as you search for that perfect life (Thomson, 2019). The number of people experiencing perfectionism is rising dramatically, especially among the young (Curran […]

What Is Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)?

Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Motivation is a powerful predictor of change in recovery. In recent years, addiction treatments have shifted away from punitive methods and abstinence protocols toward a focus on motivation and change-based interventions (Miller & Rose, 2009). One such intervention is Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET). MET is a behavioral intervention designed to […]

Positive Intelligence: How to Overcome Saboteurs in Coaching

Positive Intelligence

Positive intelligence has become a popular term in the executive coaching world. It is the new ‘intelligence’ of this decade, just as emotional intelligence was in the last decade and cognitive intelligence was in the decade before that. Positive intelligence indicates how your mind acts in your best interest, and […]

The Wabi Sabi Lifestyle: How to Accept Imperfection in Life

Wabi Sabi Lifestyle

Wabi sabi and kintsugi have their historical origins in the aesthetics of the Japanese tea ceremony that upholds the Zen Buddhist values of purity, harmony, and tranquility. Both wabi sabi and kintsugi value the acceptance of imperfection. This article introduces the Japanese concepts of wabi sabi and kintsugi and explains […]

How to Begin Your Self-Discovery Journey: 16 Best Questions

Self-discovery

Whether spurred by a milestone birthday, life upheaval, or simply curiosity, many of us will at some point set out on a quest for greater self-knowledge. As part of this process, we must not only search to determine what constitutes our true selves, but let go of objects of identification […]

How to Improve Workplace Wellbeing: 24 Best Ideas & Activities

Workplace wellbeing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2020) estimate that US employers lose $36.4 billion a year due to missed days of work. Drivers of these absences include a range of health conditions and risk factors, including high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, physical inactivity, and obesity (Centers for Disease Control […]