Emotions and the Gifts They Bring Us

by licensed DEI Trainer Heather Giasson

When first arriving in the world of Dynamic Emotional Integration®, one of my favourite things to learn about were the gifts that emotions bring us. Emotions are here to help us and have gifts when we flow and engage with them? This was such a radical thought for me at the time, that my inner curiosity really sat up and wanted to know more.

Gifts like self-esteem, conviction, rest, connection, boundaries, and playfulness, to name a few, sounded like great things to have access to, right?!

My early days in the DEI community I’d lost touch with being able to identify and name many of my emotions. I would know I was feeling something, but would often get stuck on the which emotion I was feeling, which left moving onto the unique questions each emotion has just out of reach.

I could, however, at times identify which gift I was needing more of, or a state of being that would help me navigate whatever experience I was in. That’s when it hit me; I might be able to become more connected with my emotions through what I call a side-door approach. I could connect with an emotion through their unique gifts first, rather than beginning with recognition; I could actually jump into the emotional waters occurring rather than stay stagnant and stuck.

This was the first seed of what has become the Discover Your Emotions as Allies workshop coming up on November 27th that I’m so happy to share with you.

During the 2-hour workshop you’ll have an immersive experience through the process of examining your emotions by way of the gifts they bring us, examining your emotion identification skills, and bringing a new degree of awareness to your current emotional engagement patterns that are already unfolding.

DEI and its inclusive approach to emotions being a vital part of our psyches is a secret I don’t want to keep quiet anymore, so let’s spread the word…

Emotions are our allies!

Click the link below to register for the workshop, hope to see you there!

Exploring Your Emotions as Allies

Date: 10am PST, Nov 27th on Zoom
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor: Licensed DEI Trainer Heather Giasson
Cost: $25

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Heather Giasson

Heather Giasson is double-licensed as a Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainer & Consultant. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia, and has a clinical practice as a Registered Acupuncturist. She has found that including the mental-emotional aspect of her clients’ wellbeing often holds the key to their optimal health. This inclusive approach is what led Heather to DEI, and has remained a core component of her work. Her DEI work is virtual through her website and allows her to offer availability beyond her in-person practice. View Heather’s website: So Sensitive.

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