The study and practice of Integrated Emotional Intelligence combines the three prongs of:
- Emotional Intelligence,
- Conscious Living, and
- Targeted Daydreaming,
in order to allow us to create happiness, peace and harmony in all aspects of our lives, in all our present moments.
The aim is to arrive at a position in which:
(A) what we think, believe and feel;
(B) what we want in the short, mid- and long-terms;
(C) and what we do, say and how we react,
are all on the same wavelength.
For the purposes of understanding Integrated Emotional Intelligence, we are going to divide Emotional Intelligence into the following four domains;
- Awareness of self
- Cooperation with self
- Awareness of others
- Cooperation with others
Awareness of Self: The ability to understand ourselves, our paradigms, our strengths and our limitations, our intrinsic worth, our capabilities and our infinite potential, as well as our personal internal reasoning.
Cooperation with Self: The ability to take responsibility, to control our impulses, to be flexible, and to hold ourselves accountable.
Awareness of Others: The ability to put ourselves in the place of someone else by means of the practice of empathy, patience, and the awareness of body language.
Cooperation with Others: The ability to interact with others in a respectful and non-aggressive way that will allow us to reach positive shared goals.
Everything hinges on the first competence, “Awareness of Self”, which is the ability to truly know ourselves.
With true self-knowledge we are able to make informed and positive choices that will result in an easier and happier environment for ourselves and those around us.
Emotional Intelligence is the ability to manage our own emotions “intelligently”, without letting them control us and our behaviour, in order to achieve peace of mind and be able to cooperate with those around us.
This results in happier, safer, healthier and more productive work, home, leisure, and educational environments.