Ep 4: “Managing Your Emotions” with Sheila Sutherland

managing your emotions

“Managing Your Emotions” with Sheila Sutherland

Sheila Sutherland is a Certified Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach, Professional Educator, Speaker, Podcaster, Best Selling Author and is the ONLY licensed Oh, Shift® Facilitator in Canada

With almost 20 years experience in the Science and Education industries, Sheila Sutherland combines her knowledge, quirky sense of humour, and curiosity in human behavior to find ways to master this thing called Life.

As a certified Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach, Sheila guides her clients through the cultivation of the necessary competencies to manage their behavior, responses, and relationships with others, to increase their level of success both personally and professionally.

Through Sheila’s coaching programs, workshops and podcasts, her clients and listeners benefit from her vast wisdom and passion to find tangible ways to live life with the utmost happiness.

Key Questions

How do you Manage your Happiness?

Managing our happiness begins with managing our emotions.

QUOTE: (04:20) When we talk about managing our happiness, I think we also have to manage all of our emotions. All of our emotions are valid. They’re all there for a reason. And I had to honor what I was feeling in that moment and allow myself to have that moment of just kind of going, you know what, I’m tired. I feel defeated for the moment. And then I kicked myself back going again. I have to honor where I am in that moment. And then I’m like, okay, why am I doing this? I get back to the why. Right? Why am I starting this journey? Why is this important? Why do I want to figure this out? Okay. Yeah, I have to keep going. So then I kick myself in the butt and I get going again.

What is your favorite coaching question?

“How can you manage your emotions in stressful situations?”

QUOTE: (09:38) When you are not in a good state, “your threat brain” is activated. And that means we cannot access that higher-order thinking where all logic sits, right. That’s where all of our lists and all of our, well, I should know better.

I should be able to do this well. That’s where that all sits. And when we are in, like you say, that emotional rabbit hole that we may be going down, or we have that threat of some sort that our body is perceiving, we can’t access. So when we have our SOPs already made up. We don’t have to worry about it.

We don’t have to think about it. We don’t have to expend that energy to try to figure it out. It’s already done for us. And our brain loves to have those things already set up and organized because it’s less energy for it to have to deal with.

This podcast is produced by Managing Happiness.