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Eve Ekman, PhD, MSW

Building Resilience and Working with Difficult Emotions

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What You'll Learn

  • Learn about the mechanisms of emotional awareness, how to cultivate it, and its role in building and sustaining personal resilience

  • Explore how to work with difficult emotions and make them constructive rather than destructive

  • Receive emotional strategies to apply moment to moment to grow in pro-social emotions, compassion, self-compassion, and emotional awareness

About Eve Ekman, PhD, MSW

Eve Ekman is a Senior Fellow at the University of California Berkeley Greater Good Science Center, Director of Cultivating Emotional Balance Training Program and volunteer clinical faculty at the UCSF Department of Pediatrics. She is contemplative social scientist and teacher in the fields of emotional awareness and burnout prevention. She draws on advanced training and life experiences in clinical social work, integrative medicine research, and contemplative meditation practices and science. Eve is a second generation emotion researcher and has had meaningful collaborations with her father, renowned emotion researcher Dr. Paul Ekman. Their most recent project, The Atlas of Emotions, is an online visual tool to teach emotional awareness, a project commissioned and supported by the Dalai Lama. Eve is a founding teacher for Cultivating Emotional Balance, an evidenced based training committed to utilizing the experience of emotion as a path for developing the happiness of being for ourselves and in relationship to others.

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  1. Cristina October 4, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Thank you so much. So usefull 🙂

  2. fran delphi October 4, 2020 at 4:55 am

    Thank you so much for your superb presentation on (a complex set of ) emotions, complemented by excellent “flow” diagrams, Eve.
    Energizing and motivating for a life-long journey. I love the shared Pro-Social Emotions diagram @ the Greater Good Science Berkeley.

  3. Farid October 4, 2020 at 3:36 am

    How a woderful presentation, thank you so much , I wish it was longer tham
    30 minutes.For me it takes too long to digest all of these wonderful information!
    Thank you so much🙏

  4. Susanna October 4, 2020 at 2:51 am

    Loved it. Thanks so much.

  5. Rosemary Gador October 3, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    This was a wonderful presentation with great insights and understandings of how to recognise and constructively direct our negative and positive emotions.
    Thank you so very much.

  6. Luanne October 3, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    This was fast but I appreciate the message: our emotions can tell us a lot of we pay attention to them and create enough space to reposed constructively and not destructively. The example of the family expressing that the health care provider was not doing enough was helpful in illustrating the main point of the presentation. Thank you for the additional sources too.

  7. Dao October 3, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Excellent presentation that gives practical strategies! I really appreciate the visual illustration and summaries.

  8. EM BIRI October 3, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    This way Eve expanded the awareness of feelings was enlightening,

  9. CELSO HEBER ALANIS MORENO October 3, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Importante la Compasión, sobre todo llevarla a la PRACTICA DIARIAMENTE, y la CONCIENCIA EMOCIONAL …..Ser Ejemplo es fundamental en todos los aspectos de nuestra vida ….Gracias EVE

    • Cindy October 3, 2020 at 8:02 pm

      Thank you. I found this helpful on a personal level and it also expand on what I already knew as a social worker.

  10. ZubinNur October 3, 2020 at 9:08 am

    Super, grounded practical application of what we (probably) already know… and yet… to do it. Thank you so much.

  11. Jacqui Brooks October 3, 2020 at 6:59 am

    An engaging and interesting talk leaving me yearning for more. I also loved your energy and passion that shone through. Thank you.

  12. Josie Missen October 3, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Your presentation was really captivating. Thank you

  13. Robert JONES October 3, 2020 at 2:33 am

    Such an inspiring and thought-provoking presentation.

    When we get granular and really identify the more nuanced aspects of our ’emotional’ response, I think it leads very naturally to a curiosity regarding the source of the emotion and the thoughts, subconscious and scripted drawn from, what Eve describes as ‘our database of lived experiences’. I find it inspiring to review that ‘database’, explore and analyse it on a personal level to see how often our database is wrong! Events are mis-remembered, people are mis-represented and in turn we have learned (and practiced) emotions that are in fact misplaced – or at worst entirely wrong, sometimes for many, many years. And from this I am reminded of the importance of humility and a willingness to learn (and re-learn).

    Eve’s pro-social list is such a superb starting point for the process of re-learning and building crucial personal resilience
    (Participating from the UK – hence the time difference!)

  14. Debra Laws October 2, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    This was a great and an impressive presentation.

  15. Kathy Sanguinetti October 2, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Thank you Eve! I am inspired.

  16. Bernadete lopes October 2, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    What a great presentation!
    Thank you very much

  17. Elzbieta October 2, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    I am finding a very interesting approach to emotion that is enriching the concept of mindfulness and the practice. Thank you for resources.

  18. Violeta October 2, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Amazing EVE!!!

  19. Michelle October 2, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and wisdom. I found it very helpful.

  20. Jean Ellis-Sankari October 2, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Well done and great information shared so clearly with us! Thank you!

  21. Jody Garry October 2, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    Holey awesome! Super impressed with her knowledge and delivery. Wow. Thank you for offering this free🙏

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