On June 22, 2020 online workshop “Development of Emotional Intelligence as the Basis for Stress Prevention” was held for employees and students of our university. The workshop was prepared by Maria S. Kulaga, Head of the socio-pedagogical and psychological work sector.
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is an intellectual work and a certain skill, which can be defined as the ability to understand and manage your own emotions, and those of the people around you in order to improve communication, develop empathy and relationship skills. According to the research of American psychologists Mayer and Salovey “people with a high level of EI are capable of faster progress in certain areas and more efficient use of their abilities”.
In everyday life people used to set emotions in opposition to intelligence. In fact, both emotions and intelligence are interconnected and closely interact with each other. Success and effectiveness of our activities in many areas of our life directly depend on the success of concerted action of both emotions and intelligence.
Maria S. Kulaga emphasized that the ability to develop emotional intelligence makes it possible not only to control our emotional state, but also to build our resistance to stress in various life circumstances.
Due to the development of emotional intelligence we are able to increase our effectiveness in professional and social spheres. It also helps us to feel happier.
After the workshop, students had the opportunity to ask questions they are interested in and get qualified answers.
Author: Maria Kulaga, Head of the socio-pedagogical and psychological work sector
Translation: Varvara Boika