Become an Emotion Literacy Advocate, For FREE
"Acquiring language-centered emotion literacy skills ensures successful communication"
Who wants to become an Emotion Literacy Advocate? What exactly is emotion literacy you ask? Good question! According to Emotion Literacy Advocates (ELA), a non-profit in Seattle, it’s “When emotions on the surface obscure our feelings, emotion literacy offers us the means to uncover, understand and express them." The ELA is seeking six people to participate in their certification pilot program, free of charge. The program focuses on interpersonal communication skill-building and emotion literacy learning. The program is part of an independent study. You’ll be responding to original musical, theatrical and literary prompts for reflective writing as well as group discussions to share thoughts, feelings, questions, obstacles, grief, delight and new insights.
If you’re interested, plan on devoting two to four hours a week starting in September. It’s preferred that participants play a significant role in the lives of children (or plan to down the road). As a requirement, you need speak English as a main language as well as have reliable Internet connection. “Emotion has an important story to communicate about feelings, needs and heart-felt desires. When we can translate emotion—through feeing-inquisitive, creative thinking skills—we hear and understand the story. Acquiring language-centered emotion literacy skills ensures successful communication", says Pamela Sackett - ELA Principal Artist & Founder.
For more information and to register, visit http://emolit.org/special-offerings.html.