Emotion Enaction: A Seminar in Empathy
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Emotion Enaction is a seminar in empathy and emotional literacy, development, and communication. It is designed for inspirational, personalized learning.
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Just as the 'Flynn Effect’ refers to the rising of IQ across generations of a community, EQ is also rising. Where families once watched stunted Full House, they now watch the more developed worlds of Mad Men and Breaking Bad. Where businesses once sold products, they now sell identities, whether via advertising, or socially-minded models such as One-for-One.
Research has shown decision-making to be rooted in the emotional centers of the brain: We later use logic to defend the decisions our feelings have made. To connect with them is to empower our decisions and problem solving. But without attentive practice of the subject, the rise of our collective EQ is based solely on the comparatively slow process of cultural learning, while the _need_ for EQ rises at an accelerating rate.
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This seminar will promote emotional: literacy, development, and communication. In literacy, we remove ourselves from judgment, and give the foundations for explicit verbalization of feelings, allowing for accurate and honest communication, that reconnects us with our emotions and the responsibilities they entail. In development, we explore both how to meet those responsibilities, and the sources of the emotions. We accept feelings as messages from our unconscious, requiring response. We build comfort with emotion, and tension, thereby increasing our capacities to feel. The 'capacity to feel' refers to the threshold of emotion one feels before the need to express it dominates other needs. By increasing this capacity, one may handle a greater amount of stress while still bearing in mind future consequences. In emotional communication, we learn how feelings and logic complement, rather than detract from each other. Where we learned to communicate about, we now communicate _with_ emotion.
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The materials for the class will be four books (total 1000 pages) and eight recorded lectures from TED, or “Ted Talks.” The MSC EI Test will be administered to the students both at the beginning and end of the seminar. Throughout the seminar, students are encouraged to bring material they find engaging and relevant to the class. They will also be able to anonymously submit feedback and questions/topics for discussion. The readings are selected to trigger thoughtful discussion particularly regarding but not limited to: bridging experiential and cultural gaps, how painful emotions heal, emotional literacy, the stories that influence our behaviors (and how to influence those stories), maintaining creative autonomy, and empathy.
When working with CISV, we ran an activity based on gender differences. The girls designed activities that would teach the boys about being a girl, and versa vice. I worked with the boys. One conversation went something like this:
"What would we like the girls to learn about what it is like to be a boy?"
"That it is better."
"Better. Better how?"
"Well, there is less pressure on what you have to be or look like, so you can be more relaxed."
When I think about this exchange, I think about how most adults I know would likely have reprimanded the boy, even if only by ignoring him. But by modeling interest in understanding one's meaning and motivation, a boy who had just joked about gender hierarchy was now sympathizing with the struggles caused by misogyny.
I try to model my teaching after this article:
O Mercado: Quem são os seus pares e concorrentes? Identificar os outros que também estão trabalhando para solucionar as mesmas necessidades que você e o que você faz de diferente em relação a eles. Quais seriam os desafios impostos por esses concorrentes que impactariam no seu sucesso ou crescimento?
Extracurricular programs in emotional development often use activities like theater or writing as vehicles for such material. As art's value and need for practice is more conventionally recognized, fewer schools and non-profits directly address students' emotional and social skill sets. Substantial coverage on the subject is headlined with questions like, "Will Empathy Help Our Schools?" and even "Can We Teach Empathy?". Programs that do directly address empathy have had to counter such prejudices. These programs include The Relationship Foundation (with which I have worked), Roots of Empathy, Ojai's Council, and summer camps like CISV (with which I do work), and Seeds of Peace. I see them as allies in proving each other's value against skepticism. There are plenty of schools to go around.
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Emotion Enaction is a seminar in empathy and emotional communication. It provokes mindful exploration of emotional responsibility.
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Other efforts to teach EQ have didactically lectured information. Emotion Enaction inspires students to discover personalized lessons.
Temas relacionados à inscrição
Qual foi o impacto da sua solução até hoje?
Currently, Emotion Enaction is a syllabus. Though I have not held it as a seminar yet, I work with youth in various other capacities, and I am always applying the ideas of empathy and emotional communication. Though I strive to inspire the students' own thoughts on such topics, I inevitably return to the primary objectives of the organization, meaning emotional health usually receives only passing mention.
I am reaching out to various schools and non-profit organizations, targeting the ones I think will most appreciate the benefits of emotional health education. So far, I have encountered various degrees of interest, with various degrees of logistical feasibility.
As an educator, I have influenced some students to look within themselves when they sense conflict, and to give themselves empathy, so that they may offer it to others, and thus open the channels to resolve conflict. What I most want, and what I believe the world most needs, is the format to explore this area in depth.
Qual é a sua expectativa de impacto para os próximos 1 - 3 anos?
I believe that once Emotion Enaction is offered at one school or non-profit organization, its influence will not go unnoticed. I envision its consideration and inclusion in other programs rather quickly, such that 3 years after its inception as a seminar, it will be a course in at least 4 other schools, a quintupling of the outreach.
I foresee media coverage demonstrating the merits of empathy education to the public. Other programs will emerge, and other schools will be more willing to adopt them, or even develop their own curricula. Though harder to measure directly, Emotion Enaction will in this way facilitate emotional health education even where it is not directly taught.
Eventually, I see the material itself as standard curriculum in public and private schools worldwide.
Quais são as barreiras que podem impedir o sucesso do seu projeto? Como você planeja superá-las?
I have much more experience facilitating personal development than with garnering investment support. Though I am moving along the learning curve, I am recognizing opportunity for growth. Earlier attempts to prompt interest were met with skepticism and declline.
Each discussion with a potential host comes with mindful practice. Gradually, the schools and non-profits with whom I spoke showed increasingly more interest before declining. In the moment, and afterward, I review my attempt to relate to the needs and perspectives of each one.
I am confident that once I guide students through the material, the influence will prove the investment to be worthwhile. Until then, my greatest obstacle is relating to those currently responsible for the students with whom I wish to work.
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Receiving appreciative feedback from students, faculty, and parents; Learning how the course can better serve future students
Identifique as três maiores atividades que você terá de completar para obter a meta estabelecida para os seis (6) meses
Identify and address the needs and reservations of targeted schools and non-profits
With the students, remain consciously present, explore our needs and perspectives; Be ready to learn
Take the lessons from the course to improve the seminar; Bring findings to other schools and non-profits
Agora pense grande! Identifique qual seria sua meta de impacto para 12 meses
Reach agreements to continue the seminar with two new organizations, while continuing with the previous one
Identifique as três maiores atividades que você terá de completar para obter a meta estabelecida para os doze (12) meses
Guide students through the seminar via mindful exploration
Continue to learn the students' emotional needs, and research the field of empathy education
Directly contact organizations while exploring other outreach methods (video documentation of student growth, for example)
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My first high school demotivated me to the point that I attempted to drop out. My parents found for me a more progressive school, which I agreed to try. There, in my senior year alone, I took 23 classes. Since then, I became fascinated with how schools inspire (and dull) the learning process. Similarly, I explored the idea of perspective and emotional communication. Social interaction has always interested me, and empathy seemed to be the beginning of communication and conflict-resolution.
Post-college, I searched for existing organizations to support, while exploring relevant material to ruminate. After discovering select emotionally insightful readings, and TED Talks, I decided to incorporate them into a syllabus of my own. Once I saw on the page the ideas I had been exploring, I more fully appreciated the curriculum's potential for social change. After continual feedback from peers, I grew increasingly convinced of the effectiveness of the seminar, in particular of its approach.
Por favor, explique de que forma o estabelecimento de parcerias é importante para o sucesso de sua inovação
I am currently reaching out to the schools and non-profits I think would most appreciate the benefits of a curriculum in emotional health. As of yet, I have received varying degrees of interest, but none that I would publicly announce.
Exploring relevant fields, and my ability to contribute, I have worked with two tutoring companies, an extracurricular initiative in relationship, an extracurricular organization in performance for disadvantaged youth, an after-school program in Lego Robotics, and a summer camp based in peace education. I have learned from each one, now to venture on my own.
Qual o perfil da equipe (colaboradores, voluntários etc.) que vai garantir o cumprimento das metas de crescimento identificadas por você na seção ‘Impacto Social’?
Schedule depending, I will be able to run the seminar for at least five different schools or non-profits, if, say, I meet with each one once or twice a week. I have people in mind for handling the responsibilities of the seminar at the point that my divided attention disrupts the benefits of each individual program. I often discuss the seminar and its material with them, and have worked with them on occasion in similar capacities. By the time growth exceeds our ability, we will have met and worked with others interested and capable. Individuals will TA until ready to guide independently.
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What Emotion Enaction can best offer is the exploration of emotional philosophy and help with its applications. We may also connect those who can best help each other to meet their needs.
What Emotion Enaction most needs is a venue and students of any age and background. (In fact, a mixed age group is encouraged in the seminar - distinct from otherwise similar programs).