Learning to Label Emotions

As you know we have been developing the Decida Switch app for some time now. It has been through several rounds of edits through beta testing (thank you to everyone that has been involved to date!) and we are super excited to be going live later this month.

In parallel to this we have also been exploring Decida Switch Kids, which will provide emotion regulation strategies and techniques to a younger audience.  As a part of that initiative we have developed a simplified emotion wheel that will help the students to communicate their emotions to their teacher on a daily basis. The teacher can use the insights to better manage the learning environment and support development of emotional intelligence.  (More to follow on that soon!)

The Decida Switch Kids emotion wheel captures the key umbrella emotions: happy, stressed, angry, sad, scared, excited. Then it provides words that represent the intensity of that emotion, the darker the colour the more intense the feeling. Would love to know what you think…?

We have discussed previously the research that demonstrates the benefit of labelling emotions to disrupt the intensity of that feeling. We know that once you engage your conscious brain you will be able to better regulate your emotions (taming your Ape as we call it). Mastering this skill earlier in life can only be advantageous to everyone!

To learn more about your Ape you may like to register for one of our upcoming Going Ape S#!t webinars being offered later in the year. More details below.  Hope to see you there!

Our featured articles this month include:

  1. Another exciting instalment from the soon to be released Going Ape S#!t book.
  2. An update on the development of the Decida Switch app.
  3. Thoughts on decision making from the awesomely talented human being, and co-founder of Decida Peter How.
  4. An invitation to register for an upcoming session focused on building emotional intelligence.

As always, please reach out if you have questions, feedback, or would like to get involved and thank you for your ongoing support, we are eternally grateful.

Regards Roshelle and the Decida team


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