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Helping Boys and Men Develop Emotional Awareness

  • Seneca Family of Agencies 6925 Chabot Road Oakland, CA 94618 (map)

HELPING BOYS AND MEN DEVELOP EMOTIONAL AWARENESS WITH GABRIEL KRAM AND EARL SIMMS

Gabriel’s bio, Earl’s bio

Every day in our culture, men are harming others and themselves because they are unable to be present with their own emotions. In this training, we’ll explore the acculturation of men around their own emotionality, reflect on the mediating role of culture in emotional awareness, reflect on theories of developing and supporting the development of emotional self- and other-awareness, and engage in practices for helping young people develop and increase their emotional intelligence. While we will focus on men, many principles of the training are generally applicable to developing EQ (Emotional Intelligence) for all young people, and of course the training is open to all providers.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

-We will examine why it is that so many men in our culture have a hard time accessing emotions in themselves, or being present with emotions in others

-analyse the roles of socialization and culture in the development of men’s emotionality

-explore principles of developing emotional intelligence

-practice experiential exercises, skills, and activities for helping young people develop emotional awareness