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We create self-reflective learning experiences to improve school climate through Emotional Intelligence.

My Emotions Matter

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The 2019 Gallup Global Emotions Report concluded that Nepal is among the 10 most negative countries in the world. My Emotions Matter believes that positive changes in these findings can only come about through the introduction of Social and Emotional Learning in schools. We work not only with students, but also with teacher, parents, and administrations to improve school climate through EI.
Aprajita Jha, Linchpin at My Emotions Matter
"The process of teaching doesn't just require intellectual labor. It also seeks social and emotional competence. The fellows (teachers) of Changing Stories had to agree to this notion after participating in our session. They realized that becoming aware of and regulating their emotions is important to connect with the students on an emotional level and for their own well being."

Aprajita Jha, Linchpin at My Emotions Matter


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about the innovation

We need to talk about emotions!

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 school climate 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. A 2013 research by Dr. Travis Bradberry and team revealed that Nepal is one of the least self-aware countries in the world. Only 38% of the population were able to express what sort of emotions they experienced a day prior.  

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

We transform schools into emotionally safe zones through:

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

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

Move 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.


See this innovation in action

YOUNG ACHIEVERS- My Emotions Matter
Young Achievers - My Emotions Matter
Working on emotions
Start Here, Stop Nowhere | Wave Magazine
My Emotions Matter: Things that matter | Features | Living
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?
The StartHere Experience
Hear From Our #SelfScience Participant
EP 046 Emotional Literacy


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