Real Counseling Vlog/Blog

Real Counseling Vlog/Blog

Practicing Emotional Intelligence During COVID

Emotional Intelligence offers opportunities for de-escalation in disagreement and an increased  level of understanding even during the most difficult times. Although this is one hell of a way to practice, we are learning to be resilient together.    

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Emotional Intelligence for Diversity Work: Be a Bookmark.

If you talk about Diversity & Inclusion in your professional work, Emotional Intelligence (EI) could increase your effectiveness. This is independent of coursework, books and professional development you have undergone to build your competence. Even direct personal experiences as a member of a minority group does not guarantee you the EI required to operate at

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Adjusting to Working and Leading from Home

nothing about great leadership is new. Leadership experts have been demonstrating this for years. Some leaders have been able to skip these skills, as proximity has allowed them to cheat at leading and just keep bossing.

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Therapist Delivering Mental Health Services Online

Experienced therapists can become set in our ways, choosing not to use technology to deliver therapeutic treatment. Some clinicians say “It’s not personal enough, I won’t establish rapport as easily.” I should know, I said that until about three years ago. I held fast to my old school teachings that therapy is best delivered in-person.

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The Killer of Emotional Intelligence: Optimism Bias

I specialize in the area of Emotional Intelligence. I see many professionals in leadership positions who believe in the power of Emotional Intelligence. However, these individuals lack skills of self-awareness, self-management and social awareness. As a therapist by training, I can certify that all of Emotional Intelligence must start with self-awareness. Without self-awareness, there is

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The Best Therapists Use Emotional Intelligence

The Best Therapists Use Emotional Intelligence

There are always basic techniques, time and theories that are the basis of training when attempting to help others professionally heal from psychological pain. Roughly 10,000 client hours will move you toward being an exceptional therapist. This is based on the work of psychologist. K. Anders Ericcson and later made popular by current author, Malcolm

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