Decoding Emotions

Decoding Emotions

Long before we have mastered the art of speech and language our earliest interactions are through the communication of emotions. Understanding our own and other people’s emotions can be challenging at times.

Entry and Admissions

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Half day


School of Community Health and Midwifery

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Friday 24 May 2019 - 12:30-16:30

Entry Requirements:

Who should attend?
This course will benefit anyone who is interested in improving their communication, counselling or coaching skills or who just want to understand themselves and their own emotions at a deeper level.

Maximum number of participants: 15

Course Content

Course Outline:
Long before we have mastered the art of speech and language our earliest interactions are through the communication of emotions. Understanding our own and other people’s emotions can be challenging at times. This workshop explores the role of emotions and provides a template for helping you to identify the vital messages our emotions are trying to communicate.

When we start to welcome despair, negotiate with jealousy, use envy to focus our behaviour and befriend our anger, we can start to value our emotions and respect the emotions of others.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

Moráen O’Byrne

Moráen is a lecturer in Counselling and Integrative psychotherapy at UCLan. She has a BSc in Psychology, PGDip in Professional counselling and a PGCE in Further Education and Training. She has worked in many different settings with a variety of complex clients and currently works for the NHS with children & young people working in creative ways to enable them to identify, understand and express their emotions.

Learning outcome & aims

By the end of the workshops participants will:

- Understand the role of basic emotions and how to decode the messages they bring.

- Learning to view emotions as gifts not inconveniences.

- The difference between jealousy and envy, and the value in both.

- The truth about hatred and how it can help you grow.

 - Cultural differences and why we avoid some emotions.

- The role of anger and how to get it to work for us not against us.

- Working with shame.

- Empathy or projection?


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How to Apply

Book your place via our Online Application System.

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