Personalities, needs and wants, and ways of demonstrating emotional health vary from person to person. Exploring through all these things takes finesse and insight – especially if one wishes to succeed in life. This is where emotional intelligence comes into action.
Emotional intelligence, or emotional wellness, is the ability to perceive one’s emotions, comprehend them clearly-what they are indicating- and realize how others around one might be affected by them. It also includes a person’s impression of others, as in how they feel, allowing one to maintain relationships more effectively. Emotional Quotient (EQ) is a great predictor of one's personal and professional success. People can develop their emotional intelligence further with the help of a trained mental health professional.
In recent years, research has led mental health professionals to place emotional intelligence (EQ) before one’s intelligence (IQ) for achieving prosperity in their lives and careers. Personal and professional growth in today’s society depends greatly on their ability to read other people and respond appropriately to them. Therefore, each individual must consider developing emotional intelligence skills for a better understanding, empathizing and negotiating with others.
“Your Emotional Quotient (EQ) is the level of your ability to understand other people, what motivates them and how to work cooperatively with them,” says an influential Harvard theorist, Howard Gardner. The researchers have come up with five main categories of emotional intelligence skills.
Understanding the Five Categories of Emotional Intelligence
Self-awareness.The ability to understand emotion as it appears is the code to your EQ. Improving self- awareness demands tuning in to your true feelings. If you are able to evaluate your emotions then you can easily manage them too. Some of the major elements of self- awareness are:
- Emotional awareness - Your ability to acknowledge your own emotions and their impacts on the surroundings.
- Self-confidence - Certainty about your self-worth and skills.
Self-regulation.We often don't have complete control over our emotions. However, we can control the duration of these emotions by using various techniques which will mitigate negative emotions like anxiety,anger,depression or grief and keep a check on our emotional health. Some of these techniques constitute recasting a situation in a positive light, taking a long walk and prayer or meditation. Self-regulation comprises:
- Self-control - Controlling one's disruptive impulses.
- Trustworthiness - Keeping standards of honesty and sincerity.
- Conscientiousness - Taking complete responsibility for your own performance.
- Adaptability - Handling change with flexibility.
- Innovation - Being welcoming to new ideas.
Motivation -To motivate or push yourself toward any success requires definite goals and a positive attitude. Although you may possess an inclination to either a positive or a negative attitude, you can learn to think positively with effort and practice. If you are exposed to negative thoughts as they befall, then you can reframe those negative thoughts into more positive ones— which will help you to reach your goals. For instance, emotional intelligence in the workplace can motivate you to step forward and achieve new heights in the professional arena. Motivation comprises of:
- Achievement drive - Your endless striving to better or to meet a standard of perfection.
- Commitment - Aligning with the goals of the association or group.
- Initiative - Preparing yourself to act on occasions.
- Optimism - Pursuing goals persistently despite barriers and difficulties.
Empathy -The skill to understand how people feel is essential to attain success in all areas of your life. The more skilled you are at recognizing the emotions behind others’ signals the better you can control the signals you send them. An empathetic person outshines at:
- Service orientation - - Predicting, identifying and meeting clients’ needs.
- Developing others - Sensing whatever others require to improve and bolstering their abilities.
- Leveraging diversity - Cultivating opportunities through various people.
Social skills -The improvement of good interpersonal skills is equivalent to success in your life and career and maintain a healthy emotional well- being. In today’s globally-connected world, everyone has instant access to technical information. Thus, “people skills” are even more required and important than ever before now because you need to possess a high EQ to understand better, empathize and consult with others in a global economy. Among the most useful skills are:
- Influence - Using effective persuasion tactics.
- Leadership - Encouraging and guiding societies and people.
- Change catalyst - Initiating or handling change.
- Building bonds - Nourishing instrumental relationships.
- Collaboration and cooperation - Working with others toward shared purposes.
How great you do in your life and career is decided by both EQ and IQ. In fact, mental and emotional health therapists generally agree that amongst the various elements towards success, IQ counts for approximately 10% (at best 25%) while the rest depends on everything else including EQ, making it utterly essential improving emotional intelligence and learning more about self-awareness psychology in order to excel in any aspect of your life.
Mental and emotional well- being is crucial to overall health. Positive mental health allows people to recognize their full potential, deal with the emotional disturbance of life, work effectively, and make their due contributions to the world.
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I have been seeing Michael for just over two years and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking mental health counseling. For the entire duration of my regular visits to him, he has worked with me to reduce the price of each session, as my income has never been sufficient enough to pay full price. In December 2018 I was unexpectedly laid off from my job, so this kindness and generosity was the key to my ability to continue counseling in the following 6 months of job searching. Michael is a great mentor, and counselor, who has helped me develop the tools I need to managed severe anxiety and depression, and the stresses of everyday living. He is patient, trustworthy, and generous. Again, would not hesitate to recommend.
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I’ve never been to any counseling or coaching before, but my Type A personality /anxiety was approaching a level which was interrupting everything else in my life. I felt very comfortable speaking to Michael about my situation. He provided me with tools and exercises to help alleviate my stress levels and anxiety. To this day the tools prescribed to me by Micheal has become a daily routine in my every day life. I totally enjoy the breathing exercises which calms me down total and allows me to refocus and sleep peacefully at night. I can always hear his voice when I start to over think certain situations that triggers my anxiety saying " there’s no reason to suffer unnecessarily".
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Michael Hack presented to our organization. He is extremely professional and understands the corporate culture. His presentation was excellent!
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Michael Hack is responsive, flexible, and one of the nicest people I've ever met. He quickly determined what my son needed and personalized his sessions, giving him strategies to help him be successful. He puts the patient first and is more than willing to adjust his schedule and make himself available. His goal is to help his patients grow and improve, and he did exactly that for my son.
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My son has been seeing Michael for four months now. In his words, "unlike other doctors we have seen, he really listens to me, and is very patient." We have noticed a consistent improvement in the areas that Michael is working on with our son, and we are totally pleased, and intend to continue this therapy as long as our son feels he is gaining valuable instruction and guidance. The family moments at the end of each appointment serve to unite all of us as a team dealing with our son's issues.
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It is very evident that Dr. Michael Hack adheres to a rigorous, statistically-substantive, therapeutic method. It is a method that has helped me enormously. As a sufferer from bipolar disorder, I have been given an increasing number of tools to take control of my mind, and, by implication, my life.
Both professionally and personally, Michael is a good counselor and good man…
Both professionally and personally, Michael is a good counselor and good man. Being in healthcare, I am discriminating with patient referrals and Michael has earned my trust, based on his outcomes with patients in several areas of conflict. If you are struggling with an issue, he is a great starting point to turn the tide of your life in a positive direction.
I found the therapy a positive force in my life that helped me help myself…
I found the therapy a positive force in my life that helped me help myself. I came out of my experience with new skills and looking forward to what awaits.
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Michael is a compassionate, thoughtful and experienced clinician well versed in the corporate environment. He knows about work culture and how to enhance leadership, productivity and communication.
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Helpful tips and great guidance on how to handle struggles in life and conflict in the workplace. Michael Hack is an excellent counselor and listener!
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Dr Hack has provided well substantiated, matter-of-fact counseling for my 16 year old son dealing with grief, depression, and ADHD. His approach has worked well for my son and he maintains patient confidentiality whilst managing to still include me in the treatment.
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Very Professional- Great Communication & Counseling Services
I appreciate the time Michael took at each and every session to really listen and offer
I appreciate the time Michael took at each and every session to really listen and offer usable tools to cope with a variety of difficulties. His sincerity, and the ease and comfort level I felt when talking to him made every session a learning experience. I now understand the role mental health has in my life and am on the road to improvement.
Michael Hack is a caring and understanding therapist. He listens and gives great advice
Michael Hack is a caring and understanding therapist. He listens and gives great advice. I live in Florida, and he always makes time for our calls.
Boca R, Florida
CFC's owner, Michael Hack, does outstanding work for our local church
CFC's owner, Michael Hack, does outstanding work for our local church. He is well respected, ethical, and competent. I've seen Michael handling difficult situations and has done so professionally helping ensure a sense of calm is maintained amongst those involved.
William H, TX
Michael has been a great referral for my patients. I have utmost confidence
Michael has been a great referral for my patients. I have utmost confidence in his skills and professionalism. He has helped many of my patients in distress. Will highly recommend him.
Dr. Madiha G, Texas
He is highly professional and very good at getting to the matter in a relaxed manner
He is highly professional and very good at getting to the matter in a relaxed manner. In the end, I'm not the same person that walked into his office before we began.
Dr Hack has been treating my 16-year-old son for about 3 months for grief, depression,
Dr Hack has been treating my 16-year-old son for about 3 months for grief, depression, and ADHD. (His ADHD psychiatrist prescribes meds but doesn't counsel). Dr Hack maintains a good level of patient confidentiality balanced with parent involvement. He is respectful to my son and has offered a variety of mental health exercises. My son would not tolerate "touchy-feely-girly" type conversations where he has to bare his soul and cry, and Dr Hack's matter-of-fact approach has been effective.
Excellent Christian man with a lot of compassion.
Excellent Christian man with a lot of compassion.
Chase W, TX
Mr Hack has gone over and above the average therapist to help my family to operate in a healthy manner
Mr Hack has gone over and above the average therapist to help my family to operate in a healthy manner. He was/is available by phone and in -home visits. He never gave up on us. He analyzes your actions, explores the reactions and suggests other options for actions and language. He follows up on your therapy and helps you make new decisions for thinking and actions. We highly recommend him to you for help!!!
I have been very pleased with Michael Hack and would not hesitate to recommend him
I have been very pleased with Michael Hack and would not hesitate to recommend him. He has helped me gain new insights and develop coping skills that I can carry with me for the rest of my life. He is extremely patient and listens without judgement. Thank you Michael!
Gail H, TX
Dr. Michael Hack has been and continues to be exceptional in the counseling services and guidance
Dr. Michael Hack has been and continues to be exceptional in the counseling services and guidance he offers. In just a few visits to his office, I can already see the tremendous progress I'm making in my personal and professional life. The skills and techniques he provides for overcoming my daily challenges are a must have to anyone who's looking to make a very positive change in their marriage, parenthood, professional careers, and/or social lives. Look forward to my continued visits at Corporate & Family Counseling. With absolute no reservation, I highly recommend Dr. Hack with Corporate & Family Counseling, PLLC to anyone.
CFC was helpful as a whole
CFC was helpful as a whole, but Michael and Jane were true experts at job transition and supporting my mental health in the process. Together, they helped me to manage my job transition and establish my "new normal" and better than ever! I am a very happy guy and my anxiety is gone as there is some direction in life again- Thanks
A healing journey
Corporate & Family Counseling, PLLC creates an environment that is a safe space for clients to express themselves honestly, get to understand their true feelings, and work with the Michael and his team to figure out how to use that information in their journey toward healing. I have referred several clients to Michael's team.
Matt J, US
Michael is amazing
Michael is amazing! He is knowledgeable, easy to talk to, does not judge, and provides practical advice to make your life better. Regardless of your issues, Michael can help. I value his perspective and insight. His counsel has changed my life.
Dustin S, US
I would absolutely recommend this company to anyone
I would absolutely recommend this company to anyone in need of counseling! They have been very accommodating to our schedule. Michael Hack has truly been wonderful. Very easy to talk to and great to work with. With all things considered given our circumstances, we have had and will continue to have an amazing experience with this company.
Mandy S, US
Michael is a fantastic counselor and has become one of the most trusted people
Michael is a fantastic counselor and has become one of the most trusted people I can talk to about a variety of things I have been struggling with. His sincerity and dedication to those seeking guidance is admirable and appreciated, and makes him a great mentor. Would not hesitate to recommend.
April S, US