Module Four: Emotional Intelligence
“Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.”
– Roger Ebert
While improving mindfulness is helpful as an intervention between our emotional cues and our reactions, it won’t prevent us from feeling emotions or having angry thoughts at times. Nor is this desirable. In order to make effective use of the intervention that mindfulness provides, we need to better understand how we feel, why we feel, and what to do with those feelings. Psychologists use the term emotional intelligence to refer to this understanding.