This book offers a new model for decoding and organizing one’s emotions, improving equanimity, and getting closer to thriving. The Organize Your Emotions model rests on the notion, which you may have experienced in the 2015 Pixar movie Inside Out, that the human psyche is not singular but is multiple, like a family. The model proposes that there are a set of nine universal family members or subpersonalities that may have been sculpted by evolution, each with its own agenda including needs, drives, values, strengths, and voices. Each inner family member tells us whether its needs are met or not through emotions: positive emotions signal that needs are met or values are served, while negative emotions signal that needs not met or values are served. The Mindful Self is the team leader or orchestrator, conducting the inner family, finding harmony and often settling conflicting needs and perspectives. Here are seven insights the book offers to coaches and clients:
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