Improve self-esteem and manage difficult emotions in conflicts
This is a short-term group for adults who wish to raise their awareness, knowledge, and skills about their emotional wellbeing and self-esteem. Low self esteem results in a vicious cycle that involves lack of self-confidence, low effectiveness, difficulties in intimate relationships, and distorted perception of self and others.
Both positive and negative emotions play a basic role in our wellbeing and relationships. We can emotionally “react” or “respond” to situations or conflicts: Excessive emotional reactivity (“to be in reactivity mode”) can become a barrier to our wellbeing and relationships.
People who are emotionally reactive have a tendency to have mood problems (sadness or anger), feel vulnerable, and easily flooded with feelings, worry excessively, have a tendency to want to please others, blame others, complain, or feel victimized, and his/her self-esteem is affected. In a reactive mode, emotions control your life, while in a response mode, you manage your emotions.
If you were raised by parents who discouraged expressing anger, sadness, etc, or were very critical or unpredictable in their behaviors, the group can help you identify the scope of the difficulties and find ways to “unlearn” behaviors.
You will learn how Neuroscience and Psychology explain this emotional reactivity as well as effective methods to deal with it.