What is Emotional Intensity?
Emotional intensity is how strongly people feel their emotions. Culturally through most parts of the world, people are told if you react strongly to certain people or situations that you are too sensitive. This leads many people to view their sensitivity as a negative instead of a positive.
In this conversation with Imi, we cover not only how to identify if you are emotionally intense, but how to use that intensity to become a better leader.
Some highlights include:
- How to transition from a “misfit” to a leader (22:43)
- Just like canaries in a coal mine, it’s the sensitive people of this world that can sense our problems before the rest of us do (24:47)
- The importance of “root to rise”. How you need to heal first before you can thrive (29:04)
- How to teach your adult “me” to talk to your “child” me so you can parent and support yourself (29:52)
- How the latin phrase “Amor Fati”, which means “be the lover of your fate” can help you embrace your current reality (34:31)
- Why forgiveness is sometimes uncalled for and unnecessary (39:34)
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Imi Lo’s Bio:
Imi Lo is the Founder of Eggshell Therapy and Coaching, author of the book Emotional Intensity and Sensitivity (Hodder & Stoughton, 2018), and host of the Eggshell Transformations podcast.
She sits at where art, psychology, and spirituality meet, and her mission is to inspire and empower emotionally intense, sensitive and gifted individuals to rise from being the ‘misfits’ to leaders of the world.
Imi is a qualified Clinical Psychotherapist, Art Therapist, Schema Therapist (ISST), Mentalisation-based Therapy Advance Practitioner (BPC), and Mindfulness Teacher (in MBSR, MBCT). She works holistically, combining East and Western philosophies with other psychological and spiritual healing modalities.
She was granted the Endeavour Award by the Australian Government, for her clinical and academic excellence; and the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) for her commitment and contributions to social changes.
She has been featured as a pioneer in the field in The Psychologies Magazine, The Telegraph, Marie Claire, The Daily Mail, and TalkRadio Europe. Her work appears on Psychology Today, Psych Central, Rebelle Society, and more.
Leaving home at a young age, Imi has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, the USA, and the UK. She has been a suicide counselor, social worker, artist, mindfulness teacher, yoga instructor, holistic healer, art therapist, psychotherapy trainer, and supervisor. She has also enjoyed an artist/ art model career where she toured around the world. Her work reflects her passion for the emotional and existential themes that connect people. Imi’s artwork was exhibited in Australia and London’s East End and sold internationally.
Combining her life-long passion and clinical expertise, she founded Eggshell Therapy and Coaching, where she works with intense people across the world.
Imi owns over a thousand Japanese manga and eats broccoli every day.
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? Books: Emotional Sensitivity and Intensity, published by Hodder and Stoughton. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Emotional-Sensitivity-Intensity-sensitive-life-changing/dp/1473656036
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