EQ, Mental Health and Emotional Well-being

Mental Health and well-being have always been important, and since the Pandemic they have become mainstream conversation.

As practitioners, we know that lack of mental health and emotional well-being is a by-product of other dynamics and stressors in our life and context – relational breakdowns, overwork, financial strain etc. These ‘inputs’ undermine our well-being. But the opposite is also true: well-being itself is the outcome of other inputs.

Fitness, for example, is a by-product of the input of exercise; health is a by-product of a strong immune system, which itself is the outcome of nutrition. So if mental health and emotional well-being are by-products, then what inputs their fruit?

Chief among these inputs is Emotional Intelligence (EQ), the set of psycho-social skills that help us manage ourselves and others better.

Refresher: What EQ is, and what it accomplishes

EQ is not about controlling our emotions – having less, or more of them. It is simply about being more intelligent with the emotions we experience, and being able to respond wisely to the information they are trying to give us. How we react to our emotions is what enables mental health and well-being or what hinders them.

Each emotion acts as an ’emotional signpost,’ giving us information from our experiences and communicating something that we need to become better at understanding and processing. Because of this, emotions are not something to solve or to avoid.  In order to achieve long-lasting and sustainable well-being, it is crucial that we develop the emotional competencies of EQ that will help us respond adaptively (in a healthy and appropriate way) to the information that our emotions are trying to communicate. 

At Mygrow we are on a mission to build an Emotionally Intelligent world.

Join us on that mission!

We offer a tool with daily learning and practice for you, your colleagues, and potentially your clients, and we’d love to partner with you in the world of mental health and well-being.


For those of us working in group practice, we know what our companies need. We know that our people drive success. And if we could just make them even more awesome, then our company would be more awesome too. Luckily, there is a way to do that with Mygrow, including specific applications to secondary trauma. Watch the video to find out how it works.

Connect with Mygrow for a conversation about potential uses with clients, including positive psychology technique implementation, family support and activities, an EQ development process, EQ assessments, sustained post-clinic support and tracking of clients outside of face to face engagements.


Mark L. Vincent, the Founder of Design Group International, a Community of Practice of Process Consultants, shares his perspective on Mygrow and the impact it could have on the team you’re working with.

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