3. Emotional intelligence film: The actors' EI insights

Written by Rachel Green, Director, The Emotional Intelligence Institute, accredited user of the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso-Emotional-Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) and author of "How to develop emotional resilience and manage your emotions."

Did the students acting in a film on emotional intelligence learn anything of value? This follow-up video clearly shows that YES! they certainly did.

It also shows there isn't just one way to foster the development of emotional intelligence in teenagers, and that one way to help them develop EI skills is by their making a film about it.

The film that these actors had a role in was "Bitchiness, jealousy and boys". It was a film on emotional intelligence made by students at the film institute of Roleystone Community College. It looked at typical teenage emotional and relationship issues.

Follow-up videos after the emotional intelligence film

There are four follow-up videos that were made after the film on emotional intelligence was produced. The follow-up videos add further resources for teachers and parents. The students were also responsible for these videos and did the filming, lighting, sound and production.

Each video explores a different aspect of emotional intelligence from the perspective of the actors, writers, crew, producers and EI coach and what they now know about emotional intelligence.

The Actor's insights into emotional intelligence

In this one, I interview two of the actors, Corey Damen who played Scarlett, and Indy Hamilton who played Blake.

We discuss what they learnt about their own emotions, how they learnt to deal with jealousy, and what the relevance is of emotional intelligence in their own lives.

They have become more skilled in managing their emotions and in reducing problems such as backstabbing, bitchiness and communication breakdown.

Their development shows just what is possible and how important emotional intelligence is for teenagers. It is heart warming!

When you listen to Corey you will hear just how much she learnt about emotional intelligence from making a film about it. As Corey says:

A girl's life has a lot of bitching in it .... [I have learnt] you just have to talk to them face-to-face.

Did she understand this before the film? No.

Emotional intelligence was a new concept to the actors until they made the film. Making the film helped them learn a lot about how important it is in their lives.

Featured video: What the actors learnt about emotional intelligence

Other emotional intelligence and EQ resources.

Here are the 3 other videos related to the emotional intelligence film, along with the link to the film, in case you haven't seen it, and the teacher's guide.

Develop your school's emotional intelligence

There is so much that your leadership team can do to develop their emotional intelligence and the emotional intelligence of their school. We have a number of options to help:

  1. There is a series of emotional intelligence workshops, including: "Mastering emotional intelligence". 
  2. There is an emotional intelligence 2 DVD program "How to develop emotional resilience and manage your emotions".
  3. We provide a face-to-face 5 star emotional intelligence coaching package which can be conducted online or in our Kelmscott office.
  4. Emotional intelligence asessments can be conducted using the MSCEIT.
  5. We can also bring a whole emotional intelligence programme to your entire school for your students and teachers, under the guidance of Professor Con Stough.

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