Developing Social & Emotional Intelligence
The goal of this session is for students to get a better understanding of social and emotional intelligence, starting with better self-awareness of one's emotions. Social intelligence builds on this to improve communication and thus cultivate Positive Relationships with others.
We organize activities to train students in empathy and compassion - not just towards others but also themselves. We look at Positive Rituals that improve relationships including gratitude, active listening, foregiveness and reciprocity behind long-lasting friendships and relationships. Finally, we discuss the role of authenticity and vulnerability in connection.
Mahesh Pamnani is Inspire2Aspire Consulting's Chief Happiness Officer and Wellness Coach / Mental Health Educator / Trainer. He has been leading health & happiness workshops for Corporates, NGOs and HK Government since 2009.