EQ + Mindfulness

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Heather Lyon Seed of Life
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EQ + Mindfulness

EQ + Mindfulness can help if:

  • You have a busy racing mind that just won’t quit, even when it’s time to relax.
  • If you’re single and can’t figure out what’s standing in your way from sharing your life with somebody.
  • You regularly feel stressed and overwhelmed by your life, relationship, to-do list, etc.
  • You worry about your relationship, if you’re in the right one, if it will ever get better, how to fix what’s not working…
  • Your emotions feel overwhelming and all consuming more often than you’d like.
  • You lack confidence in certain situations.
  • You have a tendency to overreact and then feel guilty for how you responded.
  • You compare yourself to others.

IQ gets you in the door, EQ gets you to the top.

“We’ve had a century of overemphasis on academic abilities as the key to success in life, but that is only part of the picture. If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.”
-Daniel Goleman

You aren’t preprogrammed with emotional intelligence. It’s acquired.

“You see it in marriage; you see it everywhere. This emotional skill is a universally useful ability, but it has to be learned because we aren’t wired that way. The good news is that the brain is plastic throughout life—it is shaped through repeated training and experience. That means we can acquire emotional skills. Mindfulness is a good example—the ability to notice what is going on as it arises and to pause before we respond is a crucial emotional skill. Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.
— Daniel Goleman

I define mindfulness as a moment to moment awareness of our internal and external world.

Taking it a step further, eq + mindfulness means we’re cultivating a healthier relationship with yourself, your internal experience (thoughts and emotions) and learning skills to handle “negative” or difficult emotions and situations, like everyday stress or anxiety about your relationship or your work-life.

If you’ve ever been overwhelmed by anger or frustration and felt the pangs of anxiety, regret or stress, mindfulness could be part of the solution. And for most people it can have a powerful effect on the quality of your relationships.

EQ + Mindfulness can help you weed out the icky patterns of thought and behavior, the ones that are keeping you stuck in bad habits and old ways of showing up, so you can become your emotionally agile and savvy self.

Trying to control your distracting thoughts doesn’t work and suppressing or avoiding negative emotions only turns the volume way up on them. And let’s face it, those pesky suppressed emotions are bound to bubble up to the surface eventually, when you least want them to.

Mindfulness + EQ is woven into the fabric of everything that I do. They are key ingredients in upleveling your relationships, consciousness and therefore your existence. Whether that means solving the dysfunction in your romantic relationship or improving the quality of collaboration with your team.

Mindfulness + EQ is always a part of the formula because you can’t get to where you want to be if you don’t sort out what’s standing in your way internally.

If you’re “Meh” about meditation, don’t worry!!

I will walk you through it step by step, teach you specific practices that will support you and refine your technique so that you can easily integrate it into your busy life. Many of the people I’ve worked with have sought me out specifically, to have instruction and accountability around developing a meditation practice.

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