Cultivating a rich vocabulary of emotions.
Emotional Intelligence(EI/EQ) is the ability to deal with emotions – as well as the feelings, thoughts, and physical sensations that accompany emotions – in a flexible and positive way.
Decades of research link emotional intelligence to improved educational outcomes and employment prospects.
It’s also recognised as playing a role in fostering positive relationships and general wellbeing.
Unlike IQ, EQ can be taught. And emotional literacy needs to start in primary school.
Labelling the full range of emotions using a rich vocabulary is key.
And yet, until now, there has been no single-minded package of tools devoted to helping young people develop a rich vocabulary of emotions.
Sarah created Funny Feelings children's story books and emotional literacy resources to help young people recognise and manage their emotions.
She had a funny feeling it was the key to navigating a joyful path through life.