Spotlight: Emotions Do They Help or Hinder?

POSTED January 4, 2017 IN

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Daniel Goleman’s blockbusting book Emotional Intelligence has brought the conversation about emotions to a new level. What are the pitfalls and gifts that our emotions bring to our lives? What are some aspects of emotional intelligence? Are actions more important than analysis? Why does our brain perceive emotions as a threat to our survival? These and many other concepts are explored in these four programs specially selected from the New Dimensions archive.



Daniel GolemanAppreciating Emotional Intelligence
with Daniel Goleman
, Ph.D.

Program #2548
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Intelligence is more than IQ. Goleman demonstrates how our view of human intelligence can be far too narrow when it does not take into consideration what he calls “emotional intelligence.” This dialogue provides solid advice about handling the pitfalls of emotionality and expands our understanding of how we learn. Read more »


Emotions Are The Water Of Our Souls
with Karla McLaren

Program #3364
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Emotions are messengers that help us learn and evolve. Explore how we can channel our emotions and work with them in vibrant and ingenious ways. McLaren reveals five empathic skills to use so you won’t be knocked over by your strong emotional flows. Learn how to burn your “unconscious contracts.” Read more »

David K. ReynoldsDoing What Needs To Be Done
with David K. Reynolds, Ph.D.

Program #2188
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A refreshing outlook related to traumatic personal histories: Reynolds believes we are what we do and that our actions are more important than our feelings. “It’s not about fixing feelings, or getting oneself togetherIt’s about being imperfect, and getting done what you need to do in life.” He describes seven ways to be miserable that we inflict on ourselves. Read more »


Raphael CushnirFeel First/Think Later, Finding Your Way To Emotional Freedom
with Raphael Cushnir

Program #3303
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Discover what emotions are governing your life and learn how to release them and heal your addictions. Cushnir explores such ideas as why your brain perceives emotions as a threat to your survival, why you don’t need to understand an emotion to be able to release it, and how you can “surf” your way through difficult emotions. Read more »

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