We had better change with it.
Emotionally, the pandemic has been, and continues to be, horribly painful for so many. The most brutal thing we can do to people, emotionally, is to lock them in a room by themselves. In prisons, it's called 'solitary confinement' -- in Covids terms, it's called 'lockdown'. The rates of child abuse, domestic violence, divorce and suicides are all increasing. Our mental health may be at an all-time low as people are physically, and emotionally, separate from each other.
But there's good news!
It's called Emotional Intelligence (EQ), It's free, it's natural and it's organic, inside each of us at birth. Yet, we don't know how to use these incredible gifts we were given. Emotions hasn't been taught in schools (until now!) or talked about at home (it's starting), and you better not have an emotion at work (right?). In academia, EQ is called SEL or Social Emotional Learning, and SEL is becoming available at all grade levels, from preschool to PhD. Hundreds of recent studies have shown the profound, impactful results that have come from adding just this one subject to schools: Emotional Intelligence. We can teach kids/teens/adults, everyone, how to deal with their inner world -- their thoughts, feelings, emotions and decisions -- improve the quality of their thoughts (from negative to positive, or at least neutral), the depth and breadth of feelings (bringing color, passion and intimacy to our lives) and improved relationships (so we can better connect, and not feel alone).
EQ4Peace is a 501C3 collaborative comprised entirely of volunteers from academia, public education, social systems, and the business world all dedicated to fostering higher levels of EQ for the purpose of peace.
We have been working for over 2 years with virturally no funding. We have accomplished much, but the next steps to bring our work online does require some capital, so we're doing a fundraiser.
Can you help us raise some funding? Fundly.com/eq4peace-worldlink Thank you!
We really can change the world from the inside out with EQ, SEL and Peace education.