Double live show! Embracing ALL Emotions: Tools for understanding feelings PLUS GenZ on Mental Health. In addition to the intense challenges to physical health, the pandemic is also creating an unprecedented mental health challenge for billions of people around the globe, especially for young people. In two inspiring, interactive, authentic conversations, we’ll get to the essential basic for mental wellbeing: Talking about feelings.
0:00 – Part 1: Making Friends with Feelings
1:04:45 – Part 2: GenZ Taking Action on Mental Health
Part 1: Making Friends with Feelings
What if we could make friends with ALL our feelings? What would it take to go beyond treating mental illness to building the skills we ALL need for mental wellness? One step is to make it “just normal” to have honest dialogue about feelings… and to stop saying, “I shouldn’t feel ____.” We’ll share powerfully simple tools for engaging in emotions as allies, and considering how every emotion is actually a message from us, to us, to help us focus on what’s most important.
Hosted by the Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network & Stronger Than Stigma
Ayman Sawaf, bestselling author of Executive EQ, founder of KidsEQ, member of the board of The Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network. Ayman became a champion for emotional literacy in 1987; he’s published dozens of books, movies, games & albums, plus launched multiple companies for “inner-tainment” – the joy of learning about ourselves.
Warren H. Phillips, PhD, the co-founder of Transformative Workplace Solutions, has been a Psychologist and behavioral specialist since 1998. He is also the owner of Central Iowa Psychological Services (CIPS) and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Iowa State University.
Gabrielle Magid, the Founder and CEO of Stronger Than Stigma®, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in 2013, dedicated to mental health advocacy for millennials, by millennials.
Clover Hogan is a 20-year-old climate activist, researcher on eco-anxiety, UNICEF Voices of Youth contributor, and the founder of Force of Nature; “while lots of students want to make a difference, many feel helpless to do so – frustrated by those in power, and immobilised by their own self-limiting beliefs. I started researching the psychology of agency and evolving a formula to mobilise mindsets.”
Mucha Mlingo, Kenya’s expert on emotional intelligence for leadership & parenting, Founder of PTS Africa dedicated to the development of people, and mentor to women entrepreneurs across Africa & beyond.
Moderator: Joshua Freedman, CEO of the Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network, Master Certified Coach (ICF) and internationally best-selling author of At the Heart of Leadership.
Part 2: GenZ Taking Action on Mental Health
Special event for young people and those who care about them:
For our generation, mental health issues have become an increasing challenge for us. Especially during this pandemic, many of us feel unmotivated, unproductive, and the pressures are consuming us. Today, we will share ways we are taking action, and offer you ideas you can use to take action in your life to make sure you stay mentally well. With these strategies, we’ll better understand emotions and create possible solutions to help us thrive through this time, and for many years to come.
Hosted by The Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network & The Global Co Lab Network
Sophie Riegel – a rising sophomore at Duke University and is a professional author and speaker. She is the author of “Don’t Tell Me To Relax: One Teen’s Journey to Survive Anxiety (And How You Can Too),” and “Overcoming Overthinking: 36 Ways to Tame Anxiety for Work, School, and Life”. Sophie is a mental health advocate who also has four different mental illnesses. She speaks openly about her experiences and has been featured on the Tamron Hall Show, Thrive Global, the Times of Israel, PsychCentral, and she recently recorded her first TED Talk about mental health stigma.
Ryann Chalmers – 16-yr-old ambassador of the Mental Health hub with Teens Deam, a project of the Global Co Lab Network. The Mental Health Hub is a teen-led virtual hub that encourages youth globally to be change agents in their communities and advocate for better mental health and well-being.
Anastasia Vlasova -17 y/o mental health advocate who serves as a co-President of the South Lakes High School Our Minds Matter Club. She is also an intern for This Is My Brave, a mental health awareness non-profit, and runs the This Is My Brave Teens Instagram account.
Clayton Alenik is a junior captain of the University of Las Vegas men’s tennis team and participant at the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation.
Moderator: Hannah Bowers, musician, meditator, mental health advocate and Program Coordinator at the Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network.