Therapy Thoughts-Emotional Intelligence. An audio interview.

So you have a high IQ, so you’ve got “street smarts”.  Maybe you even pride yourself on your artistic, musical or even spiritual intelligence, but how Emotionally Intelligent are you?  How do you respond to anxiety?  How does your son or daughter respond?   What can you do if you’re not proud of how you react under stress?  The first step in change, the first step in growth, the first step in grace is awareness.


Check out the three audio recording interviews with Pastor Chip Sauer from Community Reformed Church in Charlevoix, Michigan.  We discuss what Emotional Intelligence is, and how we ALL can grow as individuals, as leaders and as communities.





Jake Tracy is the counselor at the Petoskey practice Real Life Counseling of Northern Michigan, dedicated to helping teens and their parents thrive!


Here are a few links to get your hands on the resources he referenced are below:

The Leader’s Journey by Jim Herrington, R.Robert Creech and Trisha Taylor

The Emotionally Healthy Church by Peter Scazzero

The emotionally Healthy Leader by Peter Scare

A Failure of Nerve by Edwin Friedman

I Thought it was Just Me by Berne Brown PhD LMSW

The Gift of Imperfection by Berne Brown PhD LMSW

Rising Strong by Berne Brown PhD LMSW

The 8 Concepts of Bowen Theory 

Creating a Healthier Church

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