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Develop Emotional Intelligence Through Applied Improvisation: Continuing Education Training Workshop Hand-out

"You are the laboratory and every day is an experiment. Go and find what is new and unexpected." Joel Elkes

“Emotional competence requires being able to pilot through the emotional undercurrents always at play rather than being pulled under by them.” Daniel Goleman, Working With Emotional IntelligenceBantam Books, 1998
"In essence, emotional intelligence is the capacity to respond to stress-inducing events, people and situations in a conscious, creative way. As such, EI is not about emotions per se but more about the way in which individuals effectively integrate emotions with thoughts and behavior and so can act to reduce aversive emotional experiences." Slaski, M and Cartwright, "Emotional Intelligence training and its implications for stress, health and performanceStress and Health, 2003
The stress response is a biochemical event activated by the amygdala in the brain, which triggers the fight-flight-freeze response within milliseconds at the perception of a t…