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Emotional Logic

What is Emotional Logic?


We do not experience our emotions in a neat linear fashion.  I can feel angry about one situation, guilty about another, shocked about a third and depressed about something else.  Our emotions are messengers that attempt to get our attention when there is a violation of our values.  Emotional Logic provides a framework to befriend and interpret my emotions.  EL is a life skill that equips you to make sense of your inner emotional landscape and enable you to navigate your way forward.

Emotions are useful

Your body cannot send you a WhatsApp. It sends you an emotion. E-motion is energy in motion. If you choose to ignore or suppress the emotion, your body could escalate it to a pain. Where in your body do you regularly experience pain? If your body still does not get your attention, it may become desperate and send you a sickness to get you to stop and listen to yourself. Emotions are physical, and they gear you up to take action, or to take a step back and reflect. Emotions may feel unpleasant, but they have a useful purpose. When you learn to engage with their useful purposes, you can restore movement to life and personal growth.

How can Emotional Logic help you?

Our lives are filled with unrecognised grieving that traps us and makes us feel stuck. Disappointments pile up and drains hope away. The death of a dream is as valid a trauma as the death of a person. If you do not realise this, you cannot move from the emotional chaos that you experience. Emotional Logic equips you to use your emotional energy to be part of the solution not the problem. In this way, it can prevent common mental illness by building new resilience.

EL Training route in SA

1. Introduction to Emotional Logic Webinar

(CPD applications approved for pastoral counsellors (CPSC) and ministers of religion (6 Points).

Wednesday 7th of October 2020. Cost: R950 | 8:30am - 16:00pm

Complete the ELDP questionnaire on line (this will give us a sense of your emotional energy pre-learning EL)

  • What is Emotional Logic?
  • What is Shock? Identify where you feel it in your body
  • Identify your Safe places and Safe people; how do you create inner safety when you are in emotional turmoil? Stepping Stones to adjust to change
  • Understanding the useful purpose of emotions
  • Mapping my own inner emotional world in the unpredictability of Covid-19
  • Different bargaining styles
  • Whirlpools of emotion: Feeling stuck and learning how to become unstuck
  • How can I recover what I have lost?
  • Video of a creative conversation using the EL tools
  • Complete evaluation form online and submit
  • Registration with the EL College and access to “Getting Going” and the online tools site for distance counselling on Zoom

2: Follow up Case Based Training

The introduction workshop in Emotional Logic is followed up by three experiential training sessions to integrate theory and practice. Two webinars and a personal learning appointment of 2 hours (six hours of active training) R950. CPSC approved 5 CPD points. Ministers of religion: points
  1. How to use the EL tools website for remote counselling. Questions and answers. Group webinar: 2 hours 18.30-20.30
  2. Schedule an individual Zoom session of 2 hours with one of my team of Change Facilitators for a personal learning appointment where we apply the method to a situation in your own life. Homework assignment: Have a creative conversation with someone where you apply the three phases of EL. Record the card pattern online on the tools website. Complete a loss reaction worksheet and assist the person to decide on a SMART recovery plan. Email it to me for a written supervision report. Time of session: 2 hours (between 14 – 30 September)
  3. 1 Oct: Identifying emotional whirlpools from card patterns and loss reaction worksheets. Discuss examples of different card patterns and loss sheets. Questions and answers. Group webinar: 2 hours 18.30-20.30

I have an online platform with electronic signing in and out capability to ensure compliance of CPD regulations. The case based training is a pre-requisite to enrol for the Foundation Award to become an EL Change Facilitator in your society.

3. Foundation award: Train as a Change Facilitator in society

The aim of learning EL is to start healthy changes by:

  • Teaching conversational skills in homes and at work that will reduce stress and improve wellness by establishing hope.
  • Preventing common mental illness by personal growth into greater confidence to relate responsively with others as situations change.
  • Stabilising and enriching home and family life that a new generation can grow skills to build a strong, adaptive society in a rapidly changing world.

You will receive Coursebooks 1 – 4 electronically and have access to the EL Training College online materials for the Foundation Award 2020. The following themes are covered: 1: Adjusting to change may bring emotional turmoil; 2: Feeling safe with your emotions; 3: Getting to your Growth Cycle to establish new momentum in your life; 4: Feeling stuck and getting unstuck ‒ Learning about ineffective bargaining. You receive four tutorials with me as your personal Tutor, one per course book. Complete the online assignment for each course book for assessment.

Costs of course: R4,400. This is approximately 60 hours of work over a period of three months, done at your own pace. (This training in England costs the equivalent of R12,000). You may request additional personal learning appointments at an extra fee of R500 per hour or R750 per 90 minutes. After completion of this training leg, you can continue your learning curve to become qualified as an Emotional Logic Coach. See the website for more details.

Start your emotional logic journey:



Banking details: Capitec Savings Account
Name of account: Hold onto Him
Branch code: 470010
Account no: 1557884100

Reference: Use your initials and surname

Email registration form and proof of payment to