Emotional Intelligence a Key to a Students Success
Many students now attending massage training programs were born after 1982 and form part of the generation commonly called Gen Y. Gen Y students have different characteristics than previous generations and present some challenges in the classroom. This presentation takes a closer look at Gen Y students and explains the use of emotional intelligence building as a way enhance learning environments. It is interesting to notice that emotional intelligence skills are very important to professional massage therapists. By taking time to develop these skills through classroom activities, all students, no matter their generation, can benefit.
Anne Williams is a licensed massage therapist, esthetician, clinical hypnotherapist, registered counselor, and aromatherapist. Before joining Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) as Director of Education, Anne worked as a massage instructor, spa consultant, and curriculum specialist with a focus on program startup. She has written two textbooks: Spa Bodywork and Massage Mastery: From Student to Professional and has served as editor for the book Teaching Massage: Foundation Principles in Adult Education for Massage Program Instructors. In her free time, she loves rock climbing, ice climbing, hiking, and pretty much anything that gets her out into Colorado’s beautiful landscape with friends.