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MUSIC AND EMOTIONS

Music releases the energy of unlived and repressed emotions, allowing them to be felt and lived “ecologically”. The advantage of music as a tool for the development of emotional intelligence is that it does not have the usual division of emotions into “negative” and “positive”, which makes music an absolutely safe environment for studying any emotional manifestations.

Emotions affect our activities, the decisions that we make or do not make, our mood, communication with other people and our entire life in general. All emotions, from sadness to joy, have meaning and value, as they are the main indicator of our needs. To understand what this or that emotion wants from us, to be able to identify, live and accept them is the most important skill necessary for communication, for understanding of ourselves and others. Building deep personal relationships, the ability to communicate productively in the business sphere, feel comfortable in a team, the ability to listen and hear others, negotiate and defend one's interests: all this requires a developed emotional intelligence.

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Music provides a unique opportunity to bring emotions to the level of awareness, as it is a universal language of emotions that has been formed throughout the history of civilization.

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Tasks:

1. Learn to recognize, live and accept emotions.

2. Reveal the meaning of emotions, causes triggering them and the resources behind them.

3. Transfer emotions from destructive to constructive.

Goal:

To regulate one’s emotional state by channeling emotions into constructive action.

(Adapt to reality and function optimally in it).

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Course structure:

The first meeting is an introduction to the theory of emotions. The influence of emotions on our behavior and our attitudes.

Subsequent meetings are devoted to basic emotions and their manifestations.

The basis of the course is the circle of emotions according to the U-Sin theory: anxiety (fear), sadness, anger, joy, as well as their modifications and transformations. Reflection of emotions in music. Practice with every emotion.

At the end of each meeting, a list of recommended musical literature on emotions will be given.

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Additionally, we will touch on topics related to the emotional sphere:

What do we mean by "happiness"?

What is the difference between "good" stress and "bad" stress?

Why is “insulting the feelings” of different social groups the trend of today?

What causes emotional burnout? What emotions are behind our understanding of “fairness”?

What emotions make up "resentment"?

Why “positivism” as the main life model does not work in the long run?

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