Spotlight: Emotions: Do They Help or Hinder?

POSTED February 22, 2023 IN

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Daniel Goleman’s blockbuster book Emotional Intelligence 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 is far too narrow and 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 learnRead more »

GangajiOutliving The Limitation Of Our Personal Stories
with Gangaji

Program 3415
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The stories we tell ourselves about our childhood and our present life are like clothing we put on. But do these tales tell us who we truly are? Gangaji says, “For better and worse, our stories become the reference points for defining who we are, who we are with, and what it all means.” How do we separate ourselves from this narrative and uncover the truth of our lives? 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 for those who feel overwhelmed by 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 together…It’s about being imperfect and getting done what you need to do in life.” He describes seven ways to be miserable. 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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