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About Emotional Logic

What is Emotional Logic?

We do not experience our emotions in a neat linear fashion.  I can feel angry about one situation, guilty about another, shocked about a third and depressed about something else.  This create a whirlpool of loss emotions inside me.  Our emotions are messengers that attempt to get our attention when there is a violation of our values.  Emotional Logic provides a framework to befriend and interpret my emotions.  I.e. when I feel guilty about something, it invites me to learn about my behaviour.  Did something I do cause this?  Could I do something differently next time?  EL is a life skill that equips you to make sense of your inner emotional landscape and enable you to navigate your way forward.

Emotions are useful

Your body cannot send you a WhatsApp.  It sends you an emotion.  E-motion is energy in motion.  If you choose to ignore or suppress the emotion, your body could escalate it to a pain. Where in your body do you regularly experience pain?  If your body still does not get your attention, it may become desperate and send you a sickness to get you to stop and listen to yourself. Emotions are physical, and they gear you up to take action, or to take a step back and reflect. Emotions may feel unpleasant, but they have a useful purpose.  When you learn  to engage with  their useful purposes, you can restore movement to life and personal growth. 

How can Emotional Logic help you

Our lives are filled with unrecognised grieving that traps us and makes us feel stuck.  Disappointments pile up and drains drain hope away.  The death of a dream is as valid a trauma as the death of a person.  If you do not realise this, you cannot move from the emotional chaos that you experience.  Emotional Logic equips you to use your emotional energy to be part of the solution not the problem.  In this way, it can prevent common mental illness by building new resilience.

EL Training route in SA

Our lives are filled with unrecognised grieving that traps us and makes us feel stuck.  Disappointments pile up and drains drain hope away.  The death of a dream is as valid a trauma as the death of a person.  If you do not realise this, you cannot move from the emotional chaos that you experience.  Emotional Logic equips you to use your emotional energy to be part of the solution not the problem.  In this way, it can prevent common mental illness by building new resilience.

Getting Going with Emotional Logic Course  (CPD applications done for social workers and pastoral counsellors: SACSSP & CPSC)

Introduction workshop (full day webinar – six hours active training).  This is followed by case based webinar trainings, a personal learning appointment and feedback on your practical application of the tools with a client (three follow up sessions of two hours each).

EL Training route in SA

  • What is Emotional Logic?
  • Change and Disappointments: How can I re-organize my personal energy?
  • Change = Emotional turmoil
  • Stepping Stones to adjust to change
  • Understanding the useful purpose of emotions
  • How to turn emotional turmoil into energy to move forward in a healthy Growth
  • Feeling stuck and learning how to become unstuck
  • Different bargaining styles
  • Whirlpools of emotion
  • How can I recover what I have lost?
  • Video of a creative conversation using the EL tools
  • Complete evaluation form online and submit
  • Registration with the EL College and access to “Getting Going with EL” and the online tools site for safe distance counselling on Zoom

Costs:  R950

FOLLOW UP CASE BASED TRAINING: Personal learning appointment of 2 hours and 2 webinars  (six hours of active training)

 

Homework assignment and personal learning appointment:  

Do a creative conversation with someone where you apply the three phases of EL.  Record the card pattern online on the tools website.  Complete a loss reaction worksheet and assist the person to recover a small loss.  Email it for a written supervision report.  Schedule an individual Zoom session of 2 hours with a Change Facilitator (one of my team)  for a personal learning appointment where we apply the method to a situation in your own life.  Discuss the homework assignment as well.  Time of session:  2 hours

Training session on using the EL tools website for remote counselling

Questions and answers.  Group webinar:  2 hours


  Identifying emotional whirlpools from card patterns and loss reaction worksheets.  Training and discussion of examples of different card patterns and loss sheets.  Questions and answers.  Group webinar:  2 hours

I will have an online platform with electronic signing in and out capability to ensure compliance of CPD regulations. 

The case based training is a pre requisite to enrol for the Foundation Award to become an EL Change Facilitator in your society.

Costs:  R950

Foundation award:  Train as a Change Facilitator

The aim of learning EL is to start a social revolution of healthy changes by:

  • Teaching conversational skills in homes and at work that will reduce stress and improve wellness by establishing hope.
  • Preventing common mental illness by personal growth into greater confidence to relate responsively with others as situations change.
  • Stabilising and enriching home and family life that a new generation can grow skills to build a strong, adaptive society in a rapidly changing world.

You will receive Coursebooks 1 – 4 electronically and have access to the EL Training College online materials for the Foundation Award 2020.

The following themes are covered:  1: Adjusting to change may bring emotional turmoil;  2:  Feeling safe with your emotions; 3:  Getting to your Growth Cycle to establish new momentum in your life;  4:  Feeling stuck and getting unstuck ‒  Learning about ineffective bargaining.

Four tutorials with me as your personal Tutor;  one each per course book.  Practical assessments of your core skills;  complete the online assignment for each course book for assessment.

Costs of course:  R4400.  This is approximately 60 hours of work over a period of six months, done at your own pace.  (This training in England costs the equivalent of R12.000).  You may request additional personal learning appointments at an extra fee of R500 each

After completion of this training leg, you can continue to become qualified as an Emotional Logic Coach.  See the website www.emotionallogiccentre.org.uk for more details.