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We help learners understand, and resolve interpersonal concerns through self-reflective experiences.

My Emotions Matter

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Emotional literacy or the ability to identify, understand, label, and express emotions positively is one of the foundational skills of Emotional Intelligence. Unless we can know how we are feeling, we aren’t in a position to understand what our needs are (emotions are data that signal if our needs are met or unmet) and make this information understandable to others affecting our holistic education
Kimaya Gurung, Grade 8 student, Kaasthamandap Vidhyalaya
MEM classes have helped me become a better person and grow mentally. My friends and family have noticed this new change in me and are very happy about it. These classes should be held in many schools

Kimaya Gurung, Grade 8 student, Kaasthamandap Vidhyalaya

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10 000
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1
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2018
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Connection Before Correction

Emotions matter. They affect our learning, the decisions we make, how we treat others, and our own personal well-being. 

Emotions drive people. People drive performance.

We are a values-based education initiative that creates self-reflective learning experiences to improve holistic education through emotional intelligence. We believe in a self-aware and empathetic world; where people are aware, intentional, and purposeful.

‘How are you feeling?’

This question, at least in the context of Nepal, is taken lightly. Although we generally get ‘good’ or ‘fine’ as the standard answer, the ability to answer this question with insight can change our lives. 

Yet, feelings-based conversations don’t seem to happen enough at home or at school. When it comes to education, we usually resort to shutting down what learners are going through, or consoling them. We might be keen on helping and there is nothing wrong with that intent. But, when we start thinking of words to throw at others to console or advise them before establishing a connection with them, there are chances that the other person will not feel heard or acknowledged in a way they would like. Connection is extremely important when we think of holistic education. 

My Emotions Matter is committed to developing the capacity to identify and express our feelings in a way that fosters positive relationships that are crucial for holistic education.  

We are working on holistic education through improved school climates by creating emotionally safe zones in schools through:

Transformative Heart Space : Self-reflective experiences to know where you are before shifting to where you want to be. 

Developing Emotional Leadership: Set high emotional standards to lead from the inside-out. 

Moving from Fixed to Growth Mindset: Learn skills to develop your level of Emotional Intelligence. 

Insightful Feedback Loop : Get insights on the essential so that you are more aware, intentional, and purposeful.

We believe in a self-aware and empathetic world.

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Episode 16 | The Art of Emotion Telling- Bhawan Shrestha, Nepal
Episode 16 | The Art of Emotion Telling- Bhawan Shrestha, Nepal
Global Empathy Awards
Outstanding Empathy Action Project (11-18 years)
Why #StartHere
Why #StartHere
Emotional Intelligence Begins at the Parking Lot
Emotional Intelligence Begins at the Parking Lot
Reflective Saturdays
Reflective Saturdays
Pop-Up Festival by My Emotions Matter
Pop-Up Festival by My Emotions Matter
What is Home Climate?
What is Home Climate?
Campaign to Spread Awareness on Positive Home Climate
Campaign to Spread Awareness on Positive Home Climate
MEM Impact Stories: Learning to Accept
MEM Impact Stories: Learning to Accept
The Pattern Onion: Reflecting on our Emotional Reactions
The Pattern Onion: Reflecting on our Emotional Reactions
Support vs Shift Response
Support vs Shift Response
The Mood Meter
The Mood Meter
Using Absolute Language
Using Absolute Language
Connecting with Feelings and Needs
Connecting with Feelings and Needs
Ep #10: About self awareness with Sagar Satyal
Bhawana Shrestha || Sagar Satyal || My Emotions Matter || S3 EP 6 PT 1 || Nepali Podcast
Bhawana Shrestha || Sagar Satyal || My Emotions Matter || S3 EP 6 PT 1 || Nepali Podcast
Book-Shook || Episode 2 || Bhawana Shrestha || Nepali Writer|| Shilapatra ||
Sharing about our book 'My Emotions Matter' and its use during Covid-19 Pandemic
Separate Facts and Feelings
Separate Facts and Feelings
How to Use Our Book on Emotional Literacy
How to Use Our Book on Emotional Literacy
Understanding Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions
Understanding Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions
YOUNG ACHIEVERS- My Emotions Matter
Young Achievers - My Emotions Matter
Working on emotions
https://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2019-01-07/working-on-emotions.html
Start Here, Stop Nowhere | Wave Magazine
https://wavemag.com.np/start-here-stop-nowhere/
My Emotions Matter: Things that matter | Features | Living
http://living.com.np/features/my-emotions-matter-things-that-matter
Self-Science (Open session)
What emotions are you spreading today?
Self-Science at Brihaspati Vidhyasadan School
We conducted introductory Emotional Intelligence Session at Brihaspati school to the students of Grade 10 where they get to express their emotions and thoughts through creative activities. Our Self-Science programs help academic institutions create self-reflective learning experiences so that students grow to become knowledgable, responsible, and caring individuals. We believe that social and emotional learning is crucial to cultivating positive school climate.
Emotional Intelligence Session at King's College
We introduced Emotional Intelligence to the BBA students of King’s College as part of their induction session. As a new cohort of undergraduates start their journey, we urged them to stop by and think of all the seemingly small little things that can help them grow to become a thoughtful leader- at home, at work, and more importantly- in their own lives. 
Teachers Training Session at Hetauda, Nepal
Introducing #EmotionalIntelligence to fellows of Changing Stories Nepal in Hetauda. We reflected on what it means to be #SelfAware and how we can apply #EmotionalIntelligence to stop the spiral of overthinking. We are hopeful the fellows will benefit from the concepts in both their classrooms and in their personal lives. 
Why #StartHere?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7zISzyvjFU&list=PLITax9W0ogldJ0iD2QriUIFV4IECeV-s6&index=2
The StartHere Experience
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DfG5-_ZLTk&list=PLITax9W0ogldJ0iD2QriUIFV4IECeV-s6
Hear From Our #SelfScience Participant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ShFASpgSEI&t=6s
EP 046 Emotional Literacy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3N6DyGi2TM

Milestones

Achievements & Awards

June 2021
Outstanding Empathy Action Project (11 -18 years)
July 2020
Published Book on Emotional Literacy for Children
May 2019
Innovation page created on HundrED.org
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