Mindfulness-Based Emotional Intelligence

We offer an array of Mindfulness-Based Emotional Intelligence (MBEI) training, consulting and coaching services to corrections agencies and other agencies dealing with at-risk populations.

Intelligent Corrections (TM), our Mindfulness-Based Emotional Intelligence (MBEI) leadership and staff development training for corrections professionals enhances a wide array of qualities and skills critical to leadership, management and line staff performance in corrections environments:  mindfulness, focus, self-awareness, emotional literacy, accurate emotional assessment and processing, effective emotion regulation, emotional resiliency, environmental and social awareness, empathic listening and effective communication skills, deescalation and conflict management, and overall capacity for managing stress, avoiding burnout and maintaining a positive attitude and outlook.

Intelligent Corrections (TM) is offered in one-day, two-day and three-day formats,  and its various modules can also be integrated into existing leadership and staff development programs.

Emotional Intelligence (EI) describes an ability or capacity to perceive, assess, and manage the emotions of one's self, and of others (Mayer & Salovey, 1997).

Simply put, emotionally unintelligent behavior occurs when emotions impede effective action, and emotionally intelligent behavior occurs when emotions do not impede effective action, or when emotions facilitate effective action (Ciarrochi & Blackledge, 2005)

 

Four Branch Model

Mayer & Salovey (1997) proposed a four branch model that defines emotional intelligence as involving the abilities to:
Accurately perceive emotions in oneself and others
Use emotions to facilitate thinking
Understand emotional meanings
Manage emotions

Mayer, Salovey & Caruso (2004) define emotional intelligence (EI) as the capacity to reason about emotions, and of emotions to enhance thinking. It includes the abilities to accurately perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, and to reflectively regulate emotions so as to promote emotional and intellectual growth.

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Four Major Skills

Goleman (1995, 1997) describes emotional intelligence as "managing feelings so that they are expressed appropriately and effectively, enabling people to work together smoothly toward their common goals." In his emotional intelligence-based performance model, Goleman describes five domains of emotional intelligence: self-awareness, self-regulation, self-motivation, empathy and social skills.

According to Goleman, the four major skills that make up emotional intelligence are:

Self-Awareness

Self-Management

Social Awareness

Relationship Management