“If you don’t manage your emotions, then your emotions will manage you.” – Deborah Rozman
As part of the teachers training programme, a workshop was conducted on Thursday, April 18, 2019 for the teachers of Classes VI to VIII on Managing Emotion. Facilitator Ms Swetapadma Mohanty briefed the participants about the importance of managing emotions through several activities and video presentation.
The participants got an in-depth understanding of different types of emotions through an interesting activity where each one of them were asked to express their emotions on the same situation as a child, teenager and adult. They also learnt about the three kinds of emotions like Passive, Aggressive and Assertive as well as the consequences of uncontrolled emotions.
Ms. Mohanty also described the steps to effectively manage emotions like, not to react immediately, not to bottle up the emotions and vent it out in an appropriate way, try to forgive the emotion trigger and have faith on higher force. She also showcased a video on how to channelize the emotions of the students in a positive manner.
Emotion management is a skill that every individual should inculcate for a peaceful self and a peaceful environment. It is the ability to realize and accept a situation with a controlled emotion. It is the ability to accept changes in a positive manner, open to new ideas and not give in to negative feelings or thinking. Being aware of one’s emotional response to a particular situation and analysing the reason for the kind of behaviour, will help manage emotions in a better way.