Emotional Logic

What is Emotional Logic?

Emotional Logic was developed in a healthcare setting during the late 1990s.  The method is now used in welfare settings, schools, inclusion units, parenting and youth support organisations, care support and for people with learning difficulties.

Emotional Logic is a structured way to understand the useful purposes of emotions and the ability to turn unpleasant emotions into positive action whilst limiting distress and confusion. This life-long learning method leads to emotional strength and resilience in the face of life's challenges. In turn, this gives the foundation for positive character development.

Adjusting to change is an emotional process and can be difficult. Emotional Logic is used by many counsellors and therapists. This course will NOT be counselling or therapy but will help you in your everyday conversations and teaching. The cards assist in a non-confrontational encounter and can help you to recognise patterns of behaviour. If necessary, you will be able to refer a student quickly for professional help. As with all work with children, it is important to have in place clear boundaries and confidentiality and child protection procedures which comply with your setting's 'safeguarding policy'.

Emotional Logic is based around a growing set of resources that have been developed by teachers for teachers. Emotions are all useful as we adjust, even if they don’t feel great. They are not just in the mind; they are chemistry, thoughts, feelings, posture and facial expressions all rolled in together as you prepare for change. In our training and materials, we explore the seven emotions related to change especially when it involves loss. We call these stepping stones and they are triggered whenever something we value is lost or at risk of being lost. This may be very intense, as in bereavement, or fleeting when experiencing the smallest loss. Even these small losses can trigger a very big loss reaction in a young child or an older person with delayed emotional development. Consequently, this method is effective in helping people to cope better with day to day setbacks and disappointments.

The Emotional Logic Centre is working in partnership with Babcock LDP to deliver Emotional Logic training and support to schools in Devon.

 

As a parent, teacher and school leader, finding Emotional Logic has been revolutionary in helping my own children and the hundreds of children I work with (and their families) to make sense of their emotions.  It's brilliant!

Testimonial from an Assistant Headteacher

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