We can all benefit from getting a dedicated space for becoming aware and sharing the tomes of our emotional wellbeing and existence. Determining that the needs behind our felt emotions are can be surprisingly hard. When identifying our emotions and trying to express these it becomes apparent that for many of us out vocabulary when it comes to expressing emotions is sorely lacking. Expanding this vocabulary, thus gaining the ability to talk about them more openly and effectively can be a greatly beneficial to our emotional well-being.
Taking some concrete examples of situations where emotions played a role, as well as talking about these with a colleague can be very helpful in giving these emotions a place. You may also wonder whether your response to these situations has perhaps changed over time: are the emotions still just as intense as initially? Do I allow my emotions to manifest themselves?
A final interesting point is the fact that often the visual signs of our emotions can be interpreted (sometimes vastly) different from what we are actually feeling, or what we intend to come across. Learning how to pay attention and analyse subtleties can help you to better analyse the needs behind felt emotions and improve your emotional wellbeing.
Who is Nicola?
Nicola Di Pirro is one of our key trainers at AIM & Associés, he provides training activities on the issues of relational skills in a multicultural context and organizational management. He delivers the Pillars for Emotional Wellbeing at the European School of Administration, as well as many intercultural competence building training courses for the European Institutions, agencies and bodies.