Our mission is to help bring about a fundamental shift in human consciousness – from separateness to togetherness, from me to we, from hatred to love – through Emotional Intelligence (EQ) awareness and training.

The results we have seen and experienced show that the positive psychology and emotional impact of EQ is so powerful that it can enhance emotional, individual and social responsibility so profoundly that it could reduce behavior-based social problems (like crime, violence, mental health, suicide, abuse, even war) and greatly improve the our human life experience, to the benefit of the entire world.

EQ Rocks!

Matt Perelstein

Matt Perelstein

Paula Perelstein

Paula Perelstein

For over 25 years, Matt -n- Paula Perelstein have been teaching emotional healing EQ at the New Directions Workshop (ND): teaching people (and ourselves!) how to live happier, joyful, more powerful and successful lives by incorporating our right-brain creative feelings and emotions (EQ) in with our left-brain logic and thoughts (IQ). IQ + EQ = LOL !!EQ is about using our whole brain to be happy and successful in life, without blaming or being a victim. Emotional Healing EQ is about exploring our past to find the unconscious negative belief systems we carry with us — that keep us sad, angry, guilty, depressed, unhappy and alone — and blast thru them, creating clarity, joy, love and personal power!

At ND, we combine a unique blend of “attitude with heart” to teach, encourage and push our students (who almost all become friends!). We make it safe enough on the outside, so you can explore the scary stuff inside your heart, mind and body. We are even willing to love you, until you are willing to love yourself. We’ve found that if we can take full responsibility for our own thoughts, feelings and actions (some of the only things in life we really do have any control over), then we can make our lives look, and more importantly, feel, as great as possible!

But, YOU DON’T NEED US to heal yourself and have a wonderful, successful life! We can help, but you can learn and practice EQ all by yourself — it’s not complicated (tho’ it can be difficult) — so we’ve dedicated this site to do what we can to show you how. Join us, as we adventure together into the wonder and joy of EQ!

With much love, and hope,

Matt -n- Paula Perelstein

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