Almost nothing is known about managing emotions and it is basic and fundamental (Video Interview by El Diario 16)
I have been interviewed by Beatriz Talegón, Deputy Director of Diario 16. Below is an English version of her article.
“This week I interview Izaskun Bernal, an Emotional Engineer.
In the interview we talk about her personal evolution, how throughout her life she has had to overcome obstacles and how the way she has dealt with them has been key to opening new doors. Until today, she offers us her knowledge of emotional engineering, offering us a tool to manage our emotions.
Izaskun has specialised in change management, leadership and how emotions affect all areas of our lives.
In today’s interview we talk to the expert about the situation we are living through generated by the pandemic: fears, uncertainty, how to recognise our emotions and how the approach we take to situations will have results that will be optimal – or negative – depending on the knowledge we have of them.
We are living in times in which learning to understand what is happening to us, what we feel, is increasingly important. From the intimate facet, on an individual level, to manage our own internal conflicts, in the family and interpersonal sphere with our loved ones, to the work sphere, where personal relationships that directly influence the evolution of business projects are too often neglected.
How to deal with a loss, of whatever kind, is a challenge for our society, which is not used to dealing with grief. And yet, everyone in life has to go through painful moments, which, in a certain way, will be more or less painful depending on how we are able to manage them, something very complicated until now, as it seems to be a taboo subject in many societies.
Izaskun talks about the importance of recognising and assimilating failures, something that is basic and fundamental to be able to analyse our own situation in order to be able to set goals for improvement, how to change that which is damaging us or that we don’t know is really there. Learning to discover what we feel and how it affects us, and above all, how we can redirect it and make the management of our emotions turn into something positive for us and for our environment”.
Published by Diario 16 (23/11/2020). HEREthe original version (Spanish).