COMPONENTS OF HOLISTIC LEARNING
By Dave Till and Christine Lines
This is the fourth article in our series on Holistic Learning, to read the introduction and view the other components to follow please click here.
4. Emotional Awareness
In 1995, Daniel Goleman, author and science reporter, published his now well known book, “Emotional Intelligence”, five years after reading an article in a small academic journal by two psychologists, John Mayer and Peter Salovey.
Mayer and Salovey offered the first formulation of a concept they called “emotional intelligence”. Holistic educators categorised this learning as “EQ” and the phrase is now part of everyday language, along with “IQ”, previously the standard of intelligence.
In the early years of the Findhorn Foundation (FF), the focus was on action rather than emotion, however today in work departments within the Foundation there is the opportunity for people to share their feelings during a brief check-in at the beginning of each shift and develop their EQ.
Feelings are valued. Sharing is an important component of the essential FF programmes such as Experience Week and other FF workshops, and personal development / human potential workshops all over the planet. [Read more…]