This session was originally held on April 7, 2020.
Presenter: Dr. Lori Nathanson, SEL Consultant
What exactly are emotions? Participants will define emotions in terms of mind and body (recognizing emotions), build emotion vocabulary (labeling emotions), and define important aspects of emotional intelligence. Youth development professionals apply emotional intelligence in all they do, from supporting youth manage their feelings to interacting with parents to managing staff. Because music is important to young people and listening to music activates large areas of the brain associated with a wide range of emotions, participants will build a better understanding of emotions through music.