Steps and Tools for Emotional Intelligence

What is emotional intelligence? How does emotional intelligence make you a better lover, leader, parent, or friend? What is mindfulness? How do you negotiate a win-win agreement? What is the easiest way to calm your stress symptoms at work? How do you speak to a narcissist? What is anxiety? What are the symptoms of depression? Psychologist and coach Greg Hamlin takes up questions like these and more. He offers skills, tools, and steps for less stress, more emotional intelligence, more satisfying relationships, along with greater well-being.
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Jan 23, 2017

What are obsessions and how are they different from compulsions?  Can obsessions and compulsions ever be good?  What is OCD? What are the various forms of OCD?Dr. Greg Hamlin briefly explains an easy way to get a handle on these questions. The key is to have a clear understanding of what an obsession is and how compulsions appear to relieve the tension that's stirred up by obsessive thoughts.  Once you understand the dance of one obsession and one compulsion, you can see how they work together to create an anxiety mechanism that can be quite strong inside the brain.  This understanding allows us to see why runaway obsessions and compulsions can impair our emotional intelligence and hints at how to fight them.

Jan 13, 2017

Good communication skills don't come naturally. But they can be learned. Sadly, whatever communication skills we've learned often get tossed out the window at the very moment when we are needing a clear head. But conflict resolution does not need to create distance between two people who love each other. Anger management skills can be practiced together using these 12 tips.

Knowing how to disagree productively means having the emotional intelligence skills to argue without breaking the bank of connection and closeness. Dr. Greg Hamlin draws on the research of John Gottman and his own experience with couples to outline 12 ways to disagree productively and still remain close.

Jan 5, 2017

Dr. Greg Hamlin briefly explains the two major characteristics of the narcissistic personality type.  He then offers some tips for how to communicate more effectively with individuals with narcissistic traits or full-blown Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

This is an audio-only replay of a video that Dr. Hamlin posted on his Steps for Change You Tube channel in 2014.  The video had over 175,000 views by the end of 2016.