Stress, fear, anxiety and sadness are some of the emotions experienced by many people around the world during COVID-19 pandemic. The change crisis imposed on communities were drastic fast: working from home, online schooling, social distancing and temporary unemployment were suddenly the new realities everyone needed to adapt to.
In such a crisis, controlling our emotions is critical to our mental health as well as to our social and career lives. It’s what experts’ call “Self-Regulation”, one of the five hallmarks of Emotional Intelligence defines by the famous 1995 Daniel Goleman’s book with the same name as: Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, Self-Motivation, Empathy and Social Skills.
To support local and international communities during this pandemic and to equip people with the right skills for maintaining a healthy life at home and at work, The Worldwide Alumni Association of the American University of Beirut (WAAAUB) Kuwait Chapter, in collaboration with the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) conducted a three-day-workshop about Emotional Intelligence, attended by participants from Kuwait and abroad and facilitated by Mr. Curtis Sims, Senior Corporate Trainer at ACK.
Participants engaged in interactive conversations through online collaboration tools, assessed their Emotional Quotient (EQ) and learned how to improve in each of the five pillars to sustain a better life and gain control during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
The Emotional Intelligence workshop is one of many series of activities the WAAAUB Kuwait chapter is running today. Follow (insta, facebook, linkedin links) for upcoming events.