Emotional Intelligence Workshop for Teenagers

Emotional Intelligence Workshop for Teenagers

                                                              Jeffrey’s Bay

16 June 2012

When Thomas Edison – inventor of the Light Bulb – was a boy, his teachers told him he was too stupid to learn anything.

Thomas Edison – best known for inventing the incandescent lightbulb in 1879.

The most significant form of Intelligence we can attain is Emotional Intelligence as this equips us to perform and succeed in all walks of life.

Our young people are losing out on this incredible learning as more and more time is given to “book learning” as schools and our society tend to attribute a person’s worthiness to their level of scholarly achievement.

Yet, time and time again, we hear of entrepreneurs and inventors who have achieved great wealth and success regardless of the formal learning.

Beethoven’s music teacher once said of him, “…as a composer, he is hopeless”.

Beethoven - famous composer


Teenager deserve to be fully equipped to manage life in all situations and this is possible when Emotional Intelligence is understood and practiced.

 This one day workshop will teach the valuable concepts and skills to open this awareness.

*Self Discipline    *Stress Management   *Communication    *Life Skills   *Leadership   *Self-Awareness & Self-Control  

Saturday 16 June, 2012  *  9:00 am to 4:00 pm

 R200 per person

Participants to bring their own lunch, refreshments and snacks.  Also a big cushion to sit on and clipboard or notebook and pen.

Please call   Joy 079 180 7639   for more information and booking.

This is such a valuable workshop and I am hoping that parents and teenagers will learn how these techniques can bring about positive changes that will inspire all relationships in the home, school and later in the business setting.

Many Excellent organizations, like VW, offer their employees this training.  It makes such a huge difference that it is seen as one of the essential courses business globally like to offer.

When we are able to move in the world from a core authenticity and responsibility, we are able to succeed in all endeavors.

I have researched this topic in depth as part of my studies with the University of Denver and presented workshops in Colorado, USA and South Africa to parents, educators and young people.

My motivation is to equip people to be the best that they can be, as this is the gift that impacts us all on a day to day basis.  

What will we be learning?

Self – Awareness

Self – Discipline

The Golden Moment – how to recognize it and use it to improve the outcome in all situations

How to control your own impulses

Regulate emotions

How to use the information in many settings

How to help others to be the best they can be, simply by being aware and better control oneself

How will you know you have begun the practice of emotional intelligence ?

  • You will be more tolerant.
  • You will take a Golden Moment.
  • You will stop blaming others.
  • You will appreciate people’s differences.
  • You will be a resource and a role model for others.
  • You will smile more to yourself and others.
  • You will start celebrating how far you have come.

Life is too precious to waste it.




Life is a Journey

“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, or a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”

Father Alfred D’Souza


Happiness is a journey not a destination 
x Joy x 

Experiencing Life Creatively – JBay – December 2011


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Let Go and Let God

Broken Dreams


Like a child who brings their broken toy with

Tears for us to mend,

So I brought my broken dreams to God

Because He is my Friend

And then, instead of leaving Him

In peace to work alone,

I hung around and tried to help

In ways that were my own.

Then, at last, I snatched them back and cried,

“How can you be so slow?”.

“My child”, He said, “what could I do, you never did let go”.

Let Go and Let God

Energy Alignment Workshop – Jeffreys Bay

If you have become aware of the need to work with energy in your own life or perhaps assist others in gaining alignment in their life then you might like to consider a workshop like this …

What is Healing Therapy?

Healing Therapy is the gentle art of using the hands to direct energy to help relieve pain, release blockages, promote relaxation and restore the natural balance and flow of energy within the system.  This non-intrusive process makes use of visualizations, relaxation and affirmations to help you access your own healing potential and bring the mind, body and soul into alignment.  When we find this inner state of awareness we are better able to manage our lives, regardless of the life situation.

How does it work?

Information is processed and stored in different areas of the brain and for this reason sometimes talk therapy alone does not enable us to access trauma or painful memories.  This therapy helps to connect and bring about congruency in all our systems in a gentle way that diminishes the chances of re-traumatising the mind and body.  When this happens, healing follows.

More about the workshop

The first class is scheduled to begin Wednesday April 6th, 2011.  This will be the introductory class and it is important that all participants attend all classes as the learning will rely on the knowledge of the previous class.  Please only book if you can make a commitment to all the workshops.  Booking is essential as a limited number will be considered.
Workshop Dates and Times: All classes will start punctually at 5:00 to close at 8:00
First: Wednesday, April 6th 2011                  
Second: Wednesday April 13th 2011
Third: Wednesday April 20th2011
Fourth: Wednesday April 27th 2011

Workshop Learning

How to Read Energy

Energy Assessment Tools and Techniques:  How to Read a Pendulum
Energy Treatment Techniques
Guided Meditation
Visualization and Affirmations
Breathing for Wellness
Balancing Energy
Bringing all Fields of Energy into Alignment
Self Care

Bring to Each Session

Bring a portable therapy bed if you have access to one, or a mat, blanket, couple of cushions, white sheet.  Bring drinking water.
Arrive fresh and comfortably dressed as we will be working with partners.
Bring a warm wrap for after the session or a jacket.
If you have a pendulum you can bring it along or beautiful, well balanced, wood-turned pendulums will be available for purchase at R200 each.
A hard cover A4 book for notes / inspiration and a pen.
We will share a snack at the end of each session.
Joy Truscott gained her Masters Degree in Social Work & Clinical Counselling and graduated from the University of Denver, Colorado, USA.
Certified Energy Healing Therapist studied the Art of Energy Healing in Colorado, USA, with Dr Middleton and Dr Pam Kircher, (author of the book – Love is the Link).  The training programme was the brainchild of Suzanne Bolton RN, HN-BC Integrative Care Services TLC/SASS Mercy Regional Medical Center with trainer Gaella Ellan Rae MSW.
Joy has BA in teaching and has worked with families in crisis for many years Worked with the Durango Hospice Programme as a volunteer.
Joy is a water colourist and enjoys group teaching as well as art therapy work.
Joy and Lynda Allen (ClinPsy) offer courses, seminars and workshops on the following topics.  Their company – Evolve – designs each experience to uniquely fit the client, whether an individual, group or organization.

Types of Revive Getaways Offered:

*  Manifesting Your Goals   *  Healing the Body, Mind and Soul   *  Awakening your Creativity
*  Dealing with Divorce      *  Parenting  *  Intergenerational Communication      *  Rediscovering your lost self   *  Water colourists  Weekend
* Meditation, Relaxation and Stress release    * Stress Management * Developing your Emotional Intelligence   * Trauma Release and Self Care


For more information and bookings contact Joy at 079 180 7639




Some examples of Revive-Getaways:
Body Mind and Soul Purifier – a cleansing and detox experience
Stress and the Brain:
Connecting thought and emotions is the subtle act of awareness that allows us to find our way through the confusion, disappointment, and the overwhelm of our lives.
This workshop will give us a view of the workings of the brain and how we can regain control, or at least find inner peace in the process.Emotional Intelligence gives us the ability to view our reactions and the courage to change them when needed.We will be “drawing” on our emotions, (no artistic talent needed), and examining Boyatzi’s formula as a tool for changing thinking and patterns that no longer serve us.
Participants to please bring an A4 note book, pens and pencils
Each session will include a guided meditation.Please dress comfortably in loose fitting clothes so that you can feel relaxed.
Fresh Start – De-stress and clearing old habits, creating new healthier ones

My Walk

The Beach of Kabeljous - Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

Walking on the beach I see the footsteps forming behind my path.  I look back and see that the line of steps is not in a straight line, even though I thought I was walking a direct route.  The pathway curves gently around the slight impressions of the sand mounds.  I was not even aware that I had been following the contours of the earth.

I walk now with a sense of purpose, placing each foot gently on the earth.  Where the sand is hard and unyielding the steps are barely visible and where the sand is soft, I see my mark pressed into the ground.  I understand that the world can be like the sand.  Soft and yielding at times, allowing me to leave an impression that is well formed and noticeable.  At other times, the earth is hard and unrelenting.  I have still travelled that way yet the mark I leave is known only to me, so slight is it.

The wind blows towards me and lifts my hair and my spirits, bringing in the smell of the ocean.  The breath of life.  I breathe it in through my nostrils, recharging my energy and my soul.  The wind dances on the sand and lifts the edges from the footprints, smoothing the indentations and sometimes covering them up entirely.  Still, I know that I walked that way.

I stop to see, to breathe, to rest a while.  My prints are behind me and not yet made ahead of me.  I see the expanse of clear sand washed beach and feel the tingle of anticipation realizing that the steps I am to take from this moment on are the ones I wish to make.  From this point of pause I can decide which direction I choose to walk; how firmly I intend to place my feet; how far I intend to take myself along the route.

All the while around me the air is changing; the wind the light, and the  scenery.  It might be the same place it was moments before, but now it looks different.  I am aware of the ever-changing, moving and shifting of the atmosphere.  As I walk, I adjust my jacket to shield me from the cooling air.  I adjust me.  The scene will always change.  How can I possibly think that it will stay the same?  I am not the same.  I make the changes in me that allow me to stay in the changing scene.  I move myself across the path, following the curves and avoiding the beach debris.  Before, I never considered how amazing this ability within me actually is.  Now I am aware and grateful.  So much goes on within me that I am unconscious to.

What an amazing, resilient being I am!

At times I look down and find treasures along the path.  Tiny, beautifully formed shells in vivid colours.  Fragile and perfect, until an idle step shatters them.  Some things will not survive on our walk through life.  We are bound to fracture something along the way.  Nature forgives by supplying abundance.  I give thanks for the abundance.  I forgive generously and earnestly.

I look up and see the expanse of sky.  Even the horizons are not the end.  There is more.  So much more.  I could feel small and unseen in the vastness, but I feel held and loved.  I am part of this wondrous creation and loved as much as the tiniest shell.  I see the purpose and the plan for even the smallest of creatures.  Each life interlocking in exquisite precision.  Without one, the cycle cannot sustain itself.  I long to have all of mankind see this picture; this connection.

The wind has blown patterns in the sand.  The bits of drift wood hold similar patterns.  The sand ploughs weave their hieroglyphic messages in the wet sand.  There is a pattern for all beings.  We are part of an intricate tapestry.  The thread that holds us all together is the breath of life.  We are encapsulated in the same pod of earth.  Sustained by the same light and Source.

The reflections of the mountains and the clouds shine in the water washed beach.  The earth reflects the sky.  The sky reflects the earth.  Heaven and Earth.  Ying and Yang, Good and Difficult.  Ease and Challenge.  It is all one.  The separation is in our seeing of it.

I turn to walk back, my footprints still showing along some of the journey.  I try to walk inside my step.  My haltering steps are laboured.  I cannot place my feet in the same mark without walking backwards and looking over my shoulder.  This is ridiculous and makes me laugh.  I stumble and fall.  In life why would I consider trying to retrace my old steps?  They do not fit me anymore.  I cannot walk them with the same sense of trust and ease.  I have to concentrate so much on each step in order to “get it right”, that I cannot enjoy the journey.  The unrealistic expectation could leave me disappointed and unfulfilled, if this was a serious walk-for-life.

Luckily for me, I can choose to even dance some of the way.  I step and leap, swirl and sway, leaving a myriad of different prints to show the movement of flow and ease.  My spirits are lifted and I feel as light as the seagulls that swoop overhead.  I have moved a great distance and haven’t even been aware of labour.  My dancing feet have freed me from the stilted, restricted, concentrated, self-imposed labouring walk.  I choose to dance more.

It is the end of the meander now and I look back over the path and feel a sense of light and satisfaction for giving myself this time of life.  I have moved over rocks, hard and soft sinking sand, and I have adjusted to each change and moved on.  The wind has blown and it has been hot at times.  Still, I danced and laughed and I will keep on dancing and laughing, even when my footprints can no longer be seen by others.  I know that I have participated regardless of the visible impression left behind.  That has made all the difference to me.

Inspired and written after a cleansing, healing walk on the beach outside my Mom and Dad’s home in JBay x Joy x



Your journey lies before you

Like the sand on clean washed beach

Place every step in awareness

For the possibilities are within your reach.


Joy Truscott


Joy Truscott


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